There are many different types of headache, such as cluster headaches and migraine. However, the vast majority of headaches are caused by muscular tension with the pain ranging from mild to severe. Before rushing for the painkillers, try using a head massage, this is very effective treatment for tension headaches. It not only eases the pain, but can also help re-educate the body so that it has a more relaxed response to stress and does not automatically tense up.
The agonising pain associated with migraine has been reported for centuries. Whilst many studies have been performed, migraines are a poorly understood condition affecting millions. Massage therapy has long been described as a non-invasive way to manage pain and bring about some degree of relief for the migraine sufferer.
Migraine and Massage
Migraines can attack for a variety of reasons, including things like hormones, stress, hunger, weather changes, visual or auditory stimuli, change in sleep patterns, medications, certain smells, certain foods and additives or allergies.
Typically, migraines are treated with prescription medications. However, improper or prolonged use of medications can actually perpetuate the pain. The best treatment for migraines is promoting an optimal environment.
How Can Massage Help?
Massage, coupled with an in-depth look into lifestyle habits and environmental causes with positive actions to take control over triggers, can alleviate pain, decrease the duration or intensity of pain – even eliminate the migraine.
Headache treatments are best done with your partner and as touch is the language of lovers, enjoying massage with your partner will not only reduce or alleviate your headache but add another dimension to your relationship , becoming part of intimate exchange and a special way of spending time together.