How Massage Therapy Can Relieve Headaches

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A headache is something we’ve all experienced in life at some point.  

 

(If you haven’t had a headache thus far, you should probably go play Lotto right now!) 

 

For some, headaches don’t just happen once in a while, they happen several times a year and even – in extreme cases – several times a month.  

 

When you feel a headache coming on, reaching in your medicine cabinet for a pain reliever is common.  

 

But what if there was an alternative approach to headaches?  

One that didn’t involve over-the-counter medication, or could lessen the use of those medicines.  

 

The alternative, natural approach we’re talking about is massage therapy.  

 

Let’s look at how massage therapy can relieve headaches... 

WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?

Massage therapy is a bodywork that’s based in touch which gives it the unique ability to help balance the body.  

 

Massage therapy has the ability to — 

• Ease emotional and physical tension  

• Relieve muscle spasms 

• Decrease stress that can accumulate in the body over time 

• Release shortened muscles  

• Improve circulation throughout the body  

And that’s all without taking medication!  

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MASSAGE THERAPY + HEADACHE RELIEF  

 So, you experience headaches – even migraines and/or tension headaches – but you don’t want to reach for your medicine cabinet every time...you want to add an alternative treatment to your headache relief.  

 

Maybe you don’t even know if massage is right for you, but you’re willing to try anything that can potentially help reduce pain caused by a headache.  

HOW MASSAGE THERAPY CAN RELIEVE HEADACHES 

Because massage therapy can…

• Relax muscles in the shoulders, neck, and head (where a lot of headache tension is held)

• The blood vessels and nerves will experience a decrease in pressure and improved circulation

• Which then helps relieve pain!  

Your muscles, blood vessels, and nerves are not the only thing massage therapy can help when it comes to headaches.  

 

Stress and anxiety play a major role in your lifestyle as well as the feelings that can be accompanied with headaches (when and where they occur, how long they last, etc.).  

“Incorporating massage therapy into your wellness journey can help ease muscle tension and stress associated with headaches, and support an overall balance to your mental and physical health.”  — Kendra Maes, Licensed Massage Therapist at Renew

 

Ready to try an alternative to headache relief?

Start your wellness journey today with Kendra, Licensed Massage Therapist at Renew in Pueblo, Colorado.

Because as Kendra says, “My mission is to not only restore the health of my clients but to heal + teach my clients a better approach to their own health.”


RENEW MEDICAL SPA + LASER + WELLNESS

719.423.0083

127 S. UNION AVENUE (downtown Pueblo)