This is a general overview of headaches we treat in our office, their location, and causes. You can find more specific information in your doctor’s office. Tension headache or migraine inflict the misery in a variety of ways. Nowadays almost everyone gets them, but not all tension headaches are created equally. They stem from a wide range of causes and have many levels of severity. They are one of the most common reasons that people will visit a doctor. Tension headaches can be difficult to manage because of their many different forms, but the good news is, your search for the best headache relief ends here.
Basically when your body is tense your head hurts, and when your head hurts your body gets tense – it’s a circle of life. Not drinking enough water, staring at screens, overthinking, stress, hormonal imbalances, weather change and other reasons can trigger headaches. Many of these every day activities are unavoidable, but certain methods can be taken to manage the pain.
How Massage Can Help
You might reach into the medicine cabinet when you feel an oncoming tension headache. However, medication is known to come with a variety of unwelcomed side-effects. Massage therapy is an excellent alternative that is proven to offer the same, if not more, tension headache relief.
You are experiencing pain in the head because your neck muscles are so tight that blood cannot get past them. These muscle fibers squeeze the little nerve endings and you feel the pain on the other end of the nerve, in your head. Its a simplified explanation, you can find out more if you study the trigger point charts. Massage therapy comes handy in loosening tightness around the nerves. By focusing on the trigger points in the neck, shoulders, and head, massage can greatly decrease the pain and discomfort caused by tension headaches. Your massage therapist will ask you questions to determine what type of headache you are experiencing.
We help with
- Sinus headaches. You may think you have allergies because this headache is concentrated around the nose and eyes. Our clients don’t usually mention sinus headaches mistakingly thinking we can’t help with those, but when receiving work on the neck they comment on how their sinuses start “draining”.
- Migraines can be caused by the chronic use of the screen, either phone, kindle or computer. Pain is usually gathered around one eye and ear but can be present on both sides. People who suffer from migraines usually tend to have forward head posture. Look in a mirror, do you think you can be a candidate for a headache massage?
- Tension headaches or stress headaches are usually caused by anxiety. Neck and shoulders become strained from constant pressure and build up “knots” or trigger points that can be felt at the base of the head or all around like a tight band.
Our knowledgeable therapists have great success eliminating headaches in a first session. Some of our clients have forgotten they ever had one for a long time. Teachers, managers, CEOs, musicians, actors, stylists, lawyers, people in sales and bankers – we make them productive every day.