It’s reported that more than 37 million Americans suffer from headaches on a regular basis. Whether the root of the problem is hereditary, environmental or due to lifestyle factors, people with headache pain are looking for one thing—relief. Research suggests that even a short massage session of 30 minutes can improve headache pain.
There are several different types of headaches and each one can cause pain in a different region of the head. Several of them also come with symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light and/or sound, and some even cause you to see an “aura”. The important thing to consider, is if you are experiencing headaches on a regular basis, see a Neurologist for testing and a diagnosis. Massage Therapists can not and should not treat without a proper diagnosis.
The pain associated with tension-type, migraine and sinus headaches can all be eased with massage. There are a few different techniques that a massage therapist can use to help you get relief depending on what type of headache you have and where you feel it. Through Gait Analysis, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point massage techniques of the neck, face and head, many headache sufferers have found relief without excess medication.
I suffer from headaches myself, and through massage therapy and chiropractic care, I have been able to stop taking all headache medication. (You results may not be the same)
If you suffer from headaches, stop in or call us at (716) 580-3577 to schedule an appointment!