Massage for headaches
Massage for headaches, what to do? Here is the solution!
Many often ask me if massage and various body manipulation techniques can be helpful to deal with “headache” or “migraine“, certainly one of the most common physiological disorder that affects a large number of people living in the Western modern society.
The causes of muscle-tension headache may be different but certainly, in most cases, this annoying malaise is due to physiological stress (for improper body postures held for a long period) or psychological (inner pain, distress, fear, panic, etc.).
The cause of the pain is due to excessive contraction and stiffening of shoulders muscles and of the neck, creating like this a truly grip in the cervical and occipital part (i.e. the back of the skull), causing the typical pain felt as “the circle to the head” or “a dog bite” on the neck.
Usually the pain is dull and persistent and, in some cases, it becomes disabling for those who have to make physical activities or where mental concentration must be high.
Usually this disorder is more common in women (approximately 70% of the population, due to frequent hormonal changes cyclically present in the life of a woman), in students and in men who spend too many hours sitting in the same position before books and documents or computer.
The headache can result, if experienced constantly and continuously in the course of time, in forms of depression and anxiety that, as in a vicious circle, do nothing but increase this disorder.
The official western medicine has always had to fight with this widespread disorder, with various methodologies often aggressive pharmacologically speaking, but unfortunately not always with the needed satisfactory results. Less invasive techniques deriving from oriental culture brought some aid, as “acupuncture” (ancient Chinese medicine art) and “Massage.”
The “Foot Reflexology” is one of the massage techniques where it is possible to work with extreme precision over focal points corresponding exactly to the cranium-sacral and shoulder muscles. With regularly scheduled sessions and for not even a too long time, the patient can obtain extremely satisfactory results and sometimes even very decisive.
As I always argue in such cases, the massage therapist should never and under no circumstances presume to replace the family doctor or much less the pathology specialists, at most he/she can intervene with its methods alongside a careful diagnosis and therapeutic methodology recommended and prescribed by doctors that deal with the case.
Well, you can fight the headaches and why not, by massage!
The secret? You must massage in detachment in the area highlighted by the red circle! However do not worry there will be a tutorial video where I will explain comprehensively how to do it!
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We’ve prepared a few step by step demonstration videos to let you discover how to immediately put these techniques into practise.
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