Massage for Vertigo


Although massage therapy does not have a lot of evidence backing up it’s effectiveness for the treatment of vertigo, it’s never a bad idea to first address some potential contributing neck tension. While some cases of vertigo can be neurological and others may have an inner ear component, there are definitely cases where the upper cervical spine may be contributing to the symptoms. Our massage therapists will address any of the potential muscle hypertonicity leading to cervical joint dysfunction and may refer individuals to one of our Chiropractic physicians for further evaluation and treatment.
As vertigo most commonly presents as BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), it is often the most easiest to treat and requires a technique called the Epley Maneuver. This form of vertigo is associated with the dysfunction of the small calcium crystals located inside your inner ear. The goal with the Epley Maneuver is to help correct this dysfunction and can be done with the help of a trained practitioner.

Massage for Vertigo