Remedial Massage & Headaches

Tension headaches are generally a mild to moderate pain, that can feel like a tightness that creates tension around the head. Surprisingly, its causes still aren’t well understood, but thankfully they are mostly manageable. Tension headaches are said to affect 21% of the population and they can last anywhere from 30 minutes to several days!
The causes of headaches are many and varied with the most common related to:

  • Stress
  • Poor posture
  • Broken or lack of sleep
  • Diet (foods with high nitrates)
  • Visual problems
  • Jaw conditions
  • Dehydration

Your terrible headache could be due to what you eat. Some foods like deli meats and hot dogs which have high levels of nitrates, take away foods, which may contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), and sugar-free foods, which are sweetened with aspartame or sucralose – could be the cause of your headache.

Whatever the cause may be, tension headaches can cause suffers to be uncomfortable and in pain, which will vary in its intensity, depending on circumstances. Your body’s response to this may be causing Myofascial Trigger Points (MTPs) to develop in particular muscles around your upper back or neck. Alternatively, these developing TPs may be the cause of your headaches, but either way, they need to be treated in order to get relief!
Soft Tissue Therapy (Remedial Massage), combines a variety of hands-on techniques, as well as other modalities, that may include myofascial dry needling, stretching, rigid taping or kinesio taping, which is the idea of using elastic tape to mimic therapist’s hands, to bring relief from symptoms.

The benefits of this include:

  • Increased range of motion
  • Decreased pain levels
  • Improved sleep
  • Better concentration
  • And a better quality of life!

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