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Concussion Treatment

Concussions can happen from a fall, a motor vehicle accident, sports injuries, or even a hard blow to the jaw. Symptoms can start to show up immediately or may take a few days.


Symptoms that persist after a concussion include headaches, confusion, and vomiting and can be debilitating, significantly impacting the quality of life.


Massage therapy treatment can relieve the pain of their post-concussion headaches. The affect on the brain during a concussion transmits to the cervical spine, and the resulting whiplash injury is often undiagnosed.


Massage therapy when combined with an exercise regime suggested by an RMT is a beneficial treatment option for whiplash injuries and can help to reduce pain and improve function.


Massage therapy effectively decreases the frequency and intensity of cervicogenic headaches in the cervical spine (vertebrae) in the neck or base of the skull region.


Chronic post-traumatic headache (PTHA) occurs when people have a concussion, generally about seven days after a head injury. When it comes to concussion treatment and massage therapy early intervention is essential and can ensure cervicogenic headaches don’t become chronic post-concussion headaches.

It is important to consult with a massage therapist who has experience in treating concussions and can tailor the massage to your specific needs.

Questions we are Asked about Concussions

What are the symptoms of a concussion?

  • sensitivity to light, sound, movement,

  • headaches,

  • memory,

  • irritability,

  • balance,

  • visual processing, and

  • sleep


What do I do after a concussion?


  1. Rest in the early stages after a concussion.

  2. Avoid physical and mental activities that could worsen your symptoms, such as sports, video games, or reading.

  3. Watch for any changes in your symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, or changes in vision or balance. If you notice any changes, report them to your healthcare provider immediately.

  4. If your doctor prescribes medication to manage your symptoms, such as pain, headaches, or sleep problems, continue to take them as directed.

  5. Gradually return to activities as you start to feel better. Your healthcare provider will advise you on when it is safe to do so.


Follow up with your healthcare provider, who will monitor your progress and may recommend further evaluation or treatment if needed.


Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario

Case Study - Concussion Treatment Using Massage Techniques

Massage therapy can treat both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs work with a wide variety of patients in the treatment of illness, injury, rehabilitation and disability.


Get in touch with our Massage Therapist Brent Ellis, RMT 

Appointments with Brent are available:

Wednesday - 8:30 am - final appointment at 7:30 pm

Friday - 8:30 am - final appointment at 3:30 pm

Relief From Concussion

(905) 662-9835

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Appointments with Brent are available:

Wednesday - 8:30 am - final appointment at 7:30 pm

Friday - 8:30 am - final appointment at 3:30 pm

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