Massage can be extremely effective for tension headaches and migraines.
Often, the causes of headaches and migraines are external life stresses and their resulting tension in the muscles surrounding the cranium (head).
Suboccipitals and Temporalis muscles are common culprits of tension headaches.
When muscles in the neck and head tighten in response to outside stress, this tightening reaction further constricts the blood flow, entraps the nerves, and thereby causes more pain, sending the body into a vicious cycle of "Spasm causing Pain causing more Spasm" and so on.
Many people suffer for years, popping painkillers to numb the lingering headaches.
Massage therapy is a very effective solution for tension headaches caused by stress.
Targeted hands-on therapy relieves chronically tight areas in the Suboccipital muscles at the base of the skull, and the Temporalis muscles on the sides of the head, both of which are common culprits in causing tension headaches.
Massage will also release more blood flow to the constricted areas. The blood flow allows the muscle tissue and fascia to function properly, receive oxygen, and eliminate waste products more effectively.
If you, or someone you know, suffers from tension headaches or migraines, give our experienced therapists a try. We have had tremendous success in treating headaches within a short treatment period.