Massage Therapy and Headaches
You might be wondering; What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is the hands-on approach to manipulating soft tissue, specifically muscle, fascia, ligaments, tendons and joints, to optimize health. Not only can massage help with the relief of soft tissue or joint pain, but it also plays a role in calming or stimulating the nervous system and increasing circulation in the body. In my last blog
I mentioned that headaches could be caused by the pulling and tugging of muscles inappropriately within the head, neck, shoulder and back area, or the constriction of blood vessels or nerves. What better way to untangle those muscles, calm them down and restore proper blood flow to the area than massage.
Our number one goal is to help clients get back to their pain free normal daily living. Massage therapy is one the most effective ways to reduce muscle tension, work through “knots” and calm the body as a whole.
As a massage therapist and someone who gets chronic migraines, I’ve tried so many different interventions to get even the tiniest bit of relief. After years of medications, diet changes and tracking triggers, I finally tried massage therapy as a last resort. To my surprise, massage worked best! Let me tell you why…