How Therapeutic Massage Can Relieve Headaches and Migraines
Karla Rosser, Owner Mar 13, 2017
When was the last time you suffered from the pain of a headache? And when was the last time you found a professional that REALLY cared about helping you to feel better?
Headaches can last for a few hours up to several days, and sometimes involve symptoms such as sensitivity to light and nausea. They can seriously impact daily life when they occur frequently or for an extended period of time. Massage is one natural alternative that can help relieve headaches while avoiding the side effects that often accompany prescription and over-the-counter headache medications.
How does Massage Therapy Relieve Headaches?
Massage therapy can help to relieve headaches by easing muscle tension, relieving muscle spasms, releasing shortened muscles and relaxing tension held in the muscles of the head, shoulders, and neck. When muscle tension eases, there is less pressure on the nerves and blood vessels that supply them. Oxygen-rich blood circulation improves, which also relives pain, Massage therapy not only helps the muscles of the body to relax but also effectively reduces the anxiety and mental stress that can cause or exacerbate headaches. Regular, ongoing massage therapy can also help to prevent headaches by helping to reduce overall stress and the muscle tension that can trigger headache pain and by helping to maintain emotional balance.
Various types of massage techniques can be utilized to benefit headache sufferers. On your first visit, the therapist will ask you questions to help determine the nature of your pain. Then they will develop a plan utilizing specific techniques that are customized to your unique situation. Our goal is to help you find relief from your pain and improve the quality of your life. But keep in mind that your condition may have been developing for months or years and problems can’t always be solved in one session. We recommend a regularly scheduled massage session to get you feeling better and stay that way!
Call us to schedule your appointment 480-588-7882.