Tension Headaches and Migraines
Massage Therapy for Tension Headaches and Migraines
Do You Have Recurring Tension Headaches & Migraines?
In the United States alone, more then 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches or migraines. This disorder can have a drastic effect on your quality of life. Migraines typically result from high stress levels and/or lack of sleep.
Being proactive is the best approach to massage treatment when it comes to migraines. Having massages performed on a regular basis helps the body maintain an optimal level of balance and stress relief. This approach significantly reduces the chances of a migraine attack or tension headache by keeping the muscles in balance.
If you are in the acute stage of a migraine, massage is done to ease the symptoms by focusing on the neck, shoulders, and head. This approach has been effective in treating someone who is currently experiencing a migraine or tension headache.
A recent study showed that clients who regularly received massages had a lower occurrence of migraines than participants that did not receive massage therapy, as well as having improved quality of sleep. Another study found adults who regularly received massages showed a decrease in the occurrence of sleep disturbances, headaches, and distress symptoms. It also showed an increase in serotonin levels, which are directly related to mood and quality of sleep.
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For Tension Headaches & Migraines, we recommend our Optimal Recovery Massage.
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Causes of Tension Headaches & Migraines
Tension Headaches can be caused from a combination of many different things. From high levels of unmanaged stress & dehydration…. to tight muscles in your neck, shoulder, jaw or upper spine…to poor posture or lack of mobility.
Why Choose Optimal Wellness?
We can help you! Our specialists will assess your movement patterns and help you determine the major cause of your pain. It’s likely that the root cause has been slowly building over time. We will also explain the root cause of your issue and will provide a home care routine to help get you feeling better.