Pain and stress bring many clients to massage therapy—and headaches are emblematic of both conditions.

The economy, layoffs and job consolidations all contribute to increased incidence of headache: Research shows that headaches are common in the workplace and major life changes may lead to chronic headache

The good new? Other research shows massage and additional hands-on therapies alleviate headache—and now massage therapists can promote these benefits by publicizing National Headache Week, June 7-13, 2009.

The National Headache Foundation created the event, and provides information materials, available for ordering on its website ( or by calling (888) 643-5552.