In the United States alone, more than 60% of the 45 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches, suffer from migraines. The disorder typically results from high stress levels. Massage has two roles when it comes to treating migraines and tension related headaches:
Proactive role: massage performed on a regular basis helps the body maintain an optimal level of relaxation and stress-relief. This approach reduces the chances of migraine attacks and tension headaches significantly by relaxing muscle spasms and trigger points.
Comfort role: massage is done to ease the pressure brought on during a migraine or tension related headache. By focusing on the neck, shoulders, and head, massage can decrease the pain and discomfort brought on by migraine or tension headaches.
Under the back of the skull is one of the single most pleasing and popular targets of massage. It has everything: deeply relaxing and satisfying sensations, and a dramatic therapeutic relevance to one of the most the common tension headache. Without these muscles, your head would fall off. This is no small task: your head may weigh as much as a 10-pound bowling ball, and it is resting on a foundation only about one third as wide. When you’re stressed, your neck and shoulder muscles tend to tense up. Fortunately, massage may help relieve some of the tension before a tension headache.
Book your massage session today and Get “A HEAD” of your next headache!