The Magic of Massage: A Non-Drug Solution for Headache Sufferers
Updated: Apr 3
Are you tired of relying on medication to manage your headaches? Have you considered the benefits of massage therapy as a natural, drug-free solution?
The magic of massage lies in its ability to alleviate tension and promote relaxation, which can lead to a reduction in headache frequency and intensity.
Studies have shown that massage therapy can be an effective treatment for reducing the number of migraines and the severity and duration of tension headaches. By releasing tension in the muscles and increasing blood flow to the affected areas, massage can help alleviate the underlying causes of headaches related to muscle tension, poor circulation, and stress. For ex:
In the American Journal of Public Health Titled: Massage Therapy and Frequency of Chronic Tension Headaches
"Research in massage therapy has found promising results for reducing pain associated with chronic conditions including migraine headache,1 lower back pain, fibromyalgia, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The benefits of massage therapy may therefore extend to other chronic pain conditions such as tension headache." https://doi.org/10.2105/ajph.92.10.1657
In addition to reducing the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines, regular massage therapy has also been shown to improve mood and decrease anxiety levels in people with chronic tension headaches. From a study published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, here are the results:
Following treatment, headache pain intensity was significantly reduced compared to the pretreatment values. As a percentage, this represents a mean pain reduction of 68.77% https://ijtmb.org/index.php/ijtmb/article/view/115
YES! Massage therapy works!
So why don't health insurance companies cover massage?
Perhaps because it offers a number of benefits beyond headache relief. This includes:
decreased anxiety levels
better sleep quality
Furthermore, I personalize your session to meet your specific needs and preferences, ensuring maximum comfort and effectiveness. And unlike medication, my therapy comes with no harmful side effects or risk of dependency. Would you choose massage as safe and effective option for managing headaches? Plus, it's a relaxing and enjoyable experience that can leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
In our sessions I use a variety of techniques to treat headaches.
deep tissue massage
acupressure / trigger point therapy
stretching the neck muscles
Heat & topical pain reliving ointments
Each of these have their own unique benefits which I'll tailor to your specific needs that day.
Last week I helped Ruth who was suffering from constant migraines. You'll see how stress, tension, and lack of sleep can play a HUGE role in your health.
In conclusion, my approach offers you a promising non-drug solution for people suffering from headaches and migraines. So by stimulating your "natural painkillers" and promoting blood flow, my approach will help you reduce the frequency and severity of your symptoms, leading you to an improved quality of life and better sleep.
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