Millions of people suffer from headaches each day. While there is an almost countless supply of medication for headaches, wouldn’t it be great to find a natural, long-lasting solution? Luckily, relief is not far from reach! In fact, it may lie on my massage table.
The main causes of a headache are stress, hormonal/chemical changes, trigger points, dehydration and neck misalignment. Massage has been proven in multiple studies to be an effective solution for these types of tension headaches, and even migraines. Massage is beneficial for multiple reasons:
1.) Regulates (some) Hormones: Massage has been shown to decrease levels of Cortisol (the stress hormone) and increase endorphins. This combination has proven to enhance a patient’s relaxation levels.
2.) Relieves muscle spasms and tension: Massage loosens tight muscles. Commonly included in these muscles are those that attach to the base of the skull, which is a major cause of tension headaches.
3.) Decreases Trigger point pain: Trigger points are areas of sensitive and tender tissue. The pain from these trigger points often travels to the neck and head. Massage has been proven to relieve this pain.
4.) Increases blood flow: Because massage decreases tension, blood flow is increased in effected areas and further reduces pain.
Call me today to make an appointment and take the next step to fewer headaches forever!