Massage Therapy Relieves Headaches

In the United States alone, more than 60% of the 45 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches suffer from migraines. Some individuals may even suffer from the debilitating condition known Horton's syndrome (or cluster headaches). Painful headaches and migraines typically results from high stress levels and/or lack of sleep. With so many people suffering from debilitating headaches, it's no wonder why so many of them want to know how to relieve the tension.
Massage has two roles when it comes to treating migraines and tension related headaches. In a proactive role, massage therapy treatments are performed on a regular basis to help 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. In a 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 therapy can decrease the pain and discomfort brought on by migraine or tension headaches. Massage therapy recipients often exhibited fewer migraines and better sleep quality during the weeks they received massage. Massage therapy may also decrease the occurrence of headaches, sleep disturbances, and distress symptoms. Additionally, a massage therapy regime at Back In Balance Massage & Bodyworks may also increased serotonin levels, which play an important role in the regulation of mood, sleep and appetite.
Decreases occurrences of tension, sleep disturbances and distress symptoms
Allows one to maintain a level of relaxation and stress-relief
Reduces the chances of stress-induced migraines
May reduce muscle spasms
If you or someone you know is suffering from frequent headaches and you feel you've tried everything, massage therapy may be the answer. At Back In Balance Massage & Bodyworks, we offer specially refined techniques to address issues related to headaches. This may be the all-natural, drug-free pain relieing option you've been searching for.
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