On this page you will learn how to take action against pain and trigger points in the frontalis and occipitalis muscles.
Both of these muscles can cause a variety of headaches when tension and trigger points are present.
In many cases, it’s possible to relieve these muscular problems with a self-massage. On this page you will learn how to do so.
Besides, I’ll explain …
I’ll describe the different kinds of pain and symptoms that these two muscles can cause.
It’s not necessary that you understand right away where these muscles are located, but first learn where they can cause pain.
Learn about their location in the section “Origin & Insertion”, how to massage them in the section “Self-massage”.
Tensions and trigger points in the frontalis can cause pain in the area of the forehead.
This is why this muscle often contributes to headaches in the forehead.
Tensions in the occipitalis can lead to local sensitivity of pressure and pain in the back of the head.
Trigger points, on the other hand, can transmit pain to distant areas.
Trigger points in the occipitalis can lead to such high sensitivity of pressure at the back of the head that you can no longer place your head on a pillow.
The muscle is only loaded with the weight of your head against the pillow, but even this can lead to severe pain.