Sacramento Headaches & Migraines Defined:
What is a Headache?
A Headache is defined as, a pain in the head with the pain being above the eyes or the ears, behind the head (occipital) or in the back of the upper neck. Primary headaches are not associated with other diseases, and include tension headaches, migraine headaches, and cluster headaches.
Secondary headaches are caused by other diseases, such as brain tumors, strokes, meningitis to common conditions such as withdrawal from caffeine or discontinuation of pain killing medication.
What is a Tension Headache?
Tension Headaches are the most common type of primary headache. As many as 90% of adults suffer from tension headaches.
Tension headaches are more common in Women than Men.
What is a Migraine Headache?
Migraine Headaches are caused by enlargement of blood vessels that causes the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around the large arteries of the brain.
Migraine Headaches can affect children as well as adults. These headaches are described as “throbbing” or “pounding” and typically last from 4 to 72 hours.
28 Million People in the U.S. Suffer from Migraine Headaches
Stress is now the underlying cause of 80-85% of ALL Illness!
How Does Massage Therapy Relieve Headaches?
Massage therapy helps to relieve both types of headaches, by easing muscle tension, relieving muscle spasms, releasing shortened muscles, and relaxing tension held in the muscles of the head, shoulders, and neck. When muscle tension eases, there is less pressure on the nerves and blood vessels that supply them. Oxygen-rich blood circulation improves, which also relieves pain.
Massage therapy not only helps the muscles of the body to relax, but also effectively reduces the anxiety and mental stress, that can cause or exacerbate headaches. Regular, ongoing massage therapy can also help to prevent headaches by helping to reduce overall stress and the muscle tension that can trigger headache pain and by helping to maintain emotional balance.
Massage Therapy Can Relieve Headaches & Migraines
Since many tension headaches & migraines are accompanied by neck pain, headache sufferers find that manual therapies such as massage, offer relief from headache pain and related symptoms. Because massage therapy relaxes tense muscles, relieves muscle spasms, improves blood flow, and aids relaxation, it can be helpful for relieving the pain of both tension and vascular headaches.
Massage is a Natural Treatment
Massage is one natural alternative to allopathic medicine that can help relieve headaches & migraines while avoiding the side effects that often accompany prescription migraine medication and over the counter headache medication.
If you suffer from Sacramento Headaches & Migraines and live in the Sacramento area, Massage By Brie would be happy to help you with your pain relief! I have worked on quite a few Migraine sufferers and Headache sufferers and Massage does help with pain relief!