If you’ve suffered from a headache you know how debilitating they can be. Headaches can last from a few hours to sometimes a few days. Many people suffer from headaches on a regular basis, sometimes dealing with daily, constant pain. Regular headaches can seriously impact the quality of life. Fortunately, massage therapy can help alleviate and eliminate debilitating headaches. Correcting the problem at the source, massage therapy helps solve the issue from the core instead of just masking it with pills and medications.
The cause of headaches is often unknown and widely spread from person to person, as well as headache to headache. While migraines may be brought on by tense, short muscles in the head and neck it can also be brought on my the constriction of blood vessels caused by stress and tension. In addition, research is now showing that there are many chemical changes occurring in the brain that can cause headaches.
Massage therapy relaxes tense muscles, improves blood flow, reduces muscle spasms, and increases relaxation within the body thereby reducing pain from tension and vascular headaches. A massage session can help alleviate the symptoms from any type of headache. The best results are seen from those seeking massage therapy on a very regular basis versus occasional massage therapy.