Try this for headaches

headaches, neck pain, migraines, stress

Serotonin-Definition-Headache. Photo by Life Mental Health via Flickr licensed under creative commons.

Headaches are a common illness, especially with the stresses and strains of modern life. Massage therapy has been proven to be an effective and non-invasive method of managing pain, helping ease symptoms and provide a level of relief when the pain strikes.

Migraines

Migraine headaches, sometimes referred to as vascular headaches, are a result of swelling and constricting blood vessels and usually cause a pounding pain. A massage therapist can relieve the migraine by relaxing any tense muscles, which in turn takes pressure away from the blood vessels.

Many migraines can last hours or even days and a mobile massage therapist can come to your home or any location to provide treatment. A therapist will use gentle strokes and kneading to the shoulders, neck, temples and scalp to sooth the pain and ease trigger points. The treatment, especially in the comfort of your own home with a mobile massage therapist, will be relaxing in nature.

The duration is usually shorter than other massage treatments to avoid exhaustion and the client is advised to drink lots of water before, during and after the massage.

Tension Headaches

These are caused by tense muscles and usually anxiety or stress in everyday life. They often cause a dull ache as opposed to a throbbing or pounding sensation. Most tension is build up in the neck muscles, around the base of your skull and in the temples/eye area.

Physical or mental stress can have a negative impact on your quality of life and cause illness such as headaches. A massage can help your general well-being and a mobile therapist can take the stress away from having to attend their practice and leave them come to you.

Relaxation

Relaxing massage techniques can promote stress relief and more intense techniques can be applied during a headache to help release muscle spasms or tight areas. Your back and neck should be treated as these could be the trigger of the headache. It is advisable to stretch the muscles of the neck and shoulders to help blood flow to the area.

If you have a busy, hectic lifestyle or suffer from stress or anxiety, it is advisable to take some time out for relaxation and aim to keep stress, both physical and mental, down. A regular massage appointment is one of the best ways to do this. Many people take tablets for headache pain relief. However, these simply mask the pain and do not get to the bottom of the problem. A massage can help ease tension in the body and improve your overall health and happiness.

Massage treatments are most beneficial if performed on a regular basis to help the body maintain optimal performance. The most efficient way to schedule a massage into a busy lifestyle is to book with a mobile massage therapist for home massage.