Massage for Headaches
Do you struggle with frequent headaches? Research shows that massage is an effective treatment for some types of headache. Massage has proven beneficial
to relieve pain associated with tension and sinus headaches, according to a randomized, controlled study in Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Another study, published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, shows that receiving a regular 30-minute massage can improve the psychological and physiological state of people with chronic tension-type headaches.The research is less robust for Migraine headaches. But recent findings do provide preliminary support for using massage therapy as a nonpharmacologic preventative treatment for Migraine.
I have several regular clients who use bodywork as a complementary part of their treatment plan, and find it helps reduce the occurrence, duration, and intensity of their headaches. Self massage, focusing on the eyes, nose, jaw and neck, as well as sets of acupressure points, can also be helpful between sessions. Schedule your massage appointment by clicking the Book Online button today!