You’re probably already know what causes headaches - stress, poor diet, allergies, lack of sleep, etc, etc…
And whether it’s the numbing pain of a sinus headache or the piercing throb of a migraine, who hasn’t experienced the direct effects of a bad headache?
Most obviously, a bad headache automatically lowers your ability to enjoy life.
How about at work? Have you thought about the toll a bad headache takes on your job performance? You can be sure once the pain comes, your productivity, concentration and the accuracy of your work goes right down the toilet.
How Massage Helps with Headaches
Massage can help relieve headaches while avoiding the side effects that often accompany prescription and over-the-counter headache medications. Massage is one of the safest and most effective ways to naturally relieve your headaches and prevent new ones from coming.
Massage therapy helps to relieve tension and vascular 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 relieves 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.