Headaches and Migraines

There are treatments available to those who suffer from migraines as well as headaches. Massage therapy has long been described as a non-invasive way to manage the pain associated with migraines. It brings about relief for the migraine sufferer. Facial Reflexology is becoming known for a way to balance hormones and thereby reduce migraines which are induced by imbalanced hormones.

Massage can address a multitude of problems that may contribute to migraine pain due to stress and muscular tension.

Tension is a leading cause of headaches. Massage technique can relax abnormal tension in the muscles in areas commonly associated with migraine pain. These areas include the neck, shoulders, trunk and jaw.

Another cause of headaches is hormonal imbalances and irregularities. These can be addressed using reflexology, cranio-sacral and shiatsu techniques.

Reflexology also has been shown to alleviate conditions associated with various body systems. Facial Reflexology done with the intestinal link step helps balance the hormonal system. Balancing this system brings back homeostasis to the glands and encourages regular functioning. With this comes relief from the imbalance of hormones associated with migraines.

Along with these techniques, Massage and stretching can be effective. Gentle massage soothing techniques, such as kneading or long gliding strokes to the neck, shoulders and scalp can significantly reduce pain. Gentle stretching techniques, especially of the neck and shoulders can increase range of motion and decrease spasms or muscular contractions. Neuromuscular therapy also know as Trigger Point therapy can work adhesions that are directly responsible for the muscular tension associated with headaches and migraines.

Massage treatments are most beneficial if performed on a regular basis to help the body maintain optimal performance. Relaxing techniques can promote stress relief and overall well-being. Deeper, more vigorous techniques can be applied at this time to address restrictions in range of motion, muscle spasms, tight areas and trigger points.

Finding the right treatment and therapist for you in your particular situation is critical to finding solutions and beginning to manage the pain you experience from migraines.

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