Headache pain comes in many forms, tension, sinus, or migraine. Headache pain can range from a nuisance to debilitating. Either way headaches drain your energy and take the fun and enjoyment out of your day. What many people don’t realize is that many headaches are merely pain referrals from trigger points, myofascial adhesions, or constrictions in neck and shoulder muscles. Massage therapy can relieve and prevent headaches… without dangerous drugs.
One of the most prevalent causes of headaches is work related computer use. Sitting for long periods with your shoulders slightly raised under pressure to get the inbox empty. Have you ever thought to yourself I just need a really good stretch? So you tilt your head to one side and then the other in hopes that the dull headache that is growing will magically vanish.
Well trained massage therapist can pinpoint the muscle(s) that are causing your headache.
Here are some common places for headaches related to muscle tension:
- above the eye
- in the eye
- top of the head
- back of the head
- sides of the head
- upper part of the neck close to skull