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Almost everyone has a headache from time to time. Sometimes it lasts for a very short time, but there are also people who have headaches almost all the time.

Persistent headaches can be very annoying, they can make you feel insecure or anxious. Have you tried everything and do you still suffer from this pain? Then massage practice Koetsier can offer a solution.

What types of headaches are there?

Headaches are different for everyone. You can have more than one kind of headache. If you pay attention to the symptoms, you can often already recognize what kind of headache you have. These are the different types of headaches:

  • Tension headaches
  • Migraine
  • Headaches due to regular use of painkillers
  • Cluster headaches

Tension headaches

One of the many types of headaches that can result from long-term neck pain is tension headaches. Tension headaches usually give a feeling as if a tight band pressing or squeezing around the (front) head. This headache feels like a constant pain, to a severe or less severe degree, that is in the back of the head but that you also feel above your eyes. It starts gradually and also disappears gradually, this can take hours or days.
Neck and shoulders are often also painful and tense. With exertion, the pain remains the same but light or sound can make the pain worse. The pain is annoying, but you usually manage to carry on with your daily activities. Tension headaches can extend to the shoulders and neck, where the cause can often be found.


Migraine is a moderate or severe pounding headache usually on one side of the head. A migraine attack lasts from 4 hours to 3 days. The pain becomes worse with exertion and is often accompanied by nausea or vomiting. During the attack, you often find it hard to tolerate light and sound. You prefer to sit or lie quietly. It is often difficult to carry on with your daily activities during a migraine. Often a migraine attack announces itself shortly beforehand. You can then see, for example, glare or certain light figures. Some people smell typical odors just before an attack.

Headaches due to regular use of painkillers

Any kind of headache can get worse when you take regular painkillers for months. For example, if you use paracetamol or an NSAID more than 15 times a month. Or if you use triptans more than 10 times a month.

Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches come in attacks of very severe headaches on one side of your face or head. An attack lasts 15 minutes to 3 hours and can occur 1 to 8 times a day. Cluster attacks may recur regularly within a period of weeks or months.
The pain is often accompanied by reactions on one side of your face. These include a red and/or watery eye, a swollen or drooping eyelid, a blocked or runny nose, and increased sweating.

During an attack you may feel restless. It is almost impossible to sit still.

Why Massage Practice Koetsier?

Massage Practice Koetsier has already achieved several good results in solving or drastically relieving headache complaints. Through a combination of various treatment methods, you will feel a relief after just one or two treatments.