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Finding Headache Relief Through Massage Therapy

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Massage therapy has a long history of various cultures in the world. From muscle tension and arthritis to the treatment of painful injuries and headache relief. While massage is typically regarded as an alternative health treatment. The medical community is beginning to pay attention to its consistent benefits in the treatment of pain and discomfort.

History of Massage

Massage therapies date back thousands of years. References to this type of work appear in ancient writings found in India, China, Greece, Egypt, Japan, and several other countries. Hippocrates even pays homage to it in his medical writings. Referring to it as the “art of rubbing.”

Making its way over to Europe in its practice. The massage was standard practice by the Renaissance period. American physicians studying in Sweden brought the practice back to the United States. And the rest is massage history.  

What are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?

People use massage therapy for a variety of ailments and relieving anxiety and depression. People who receive consistent massage treatment report the most dramatic results. With overall health and wellness being the optimal goal.

Massage for Headache Relief

Throbbing head and neck pain can rob you of your energy. It becomes difficult to get through your daily duties if you struggle with headache pain. Massage can provide some much needed relief of head, neck, and back pain. Tension headaches, in particular, have shown to respond well to massage treatment. Intentional pressing, stroking and massaging of muscles around the upper back, neck, and the base of the skull provides welcome relief from the tension that contributes to this type of headache pain. Even those suffering from the debilitating effects of migraines can get remarkable relief from pain and discomfort associated with this chronically painful condition. 

Here are some benefits you can expect to receive from a massage session that specifically targets head pain:

  • A reduction in pain
  • A reduction in headache intensity
  • A reduction in both duration and frequency of headaches
  • A decreased perception of pain
  • Reduction in tension
  • Reduced reliance on medication
  • Improved sleep

Through a massage specifically targeting headache pain. Patients are able to find wonderful relief from tension, pain, and discomfort that frequent headaches often bring. Good news, migraine sufferers, too, can experience relief from the crippling effects of migraines through head massage. Beginning treatment is an exciting opportunity to discover what it is like to live pain-free, mentally clear, and full of energy.

What Can I Expect from a Headache Massage Treatment?

Your massage therapist will likely address the physical concerns you have before your first treatment. He will go over with you what type of massage you are looking for, as well as the best areas of your body to focus on in order to alleviate pain. Bodywork is intended to release serotonin, a “feel good” chemicals in the body that specifically reduces your response to pain. Deep tissue massage will also improve your circulation, which helps to supply muscles with enough blood supply to be kept soft and supple. When circulation to these areas is poor, muscle tension and strained ligaments lead to head pain. Relief from pain can also help to reduce the production of cortisol, which is a hormone that the body produces when it perceives it is in a state of stress. When your body is relaxed and tension-free, you will experience a marked reduction in the frequency, duration, and severity of your headaches. Over time and with consistent treatment, it is likely that you will remain virtually headache-free.

Ready for Better Health? Give Us a Call!

At Lotus 5 Senses Spa, we are committed to you and your health. You don’t have to suffer from needless pain, sleepless nights, depression and anxiety any longer! Our target services and top notch professionals ensure that you receive the kind of individualized massage care that addresses your unique needs. Our award-winning spa services will take you to the next level of health and wellness. Contact us today to set up an appointment. A better life and premium health are just a click away!

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