are as many reasons to experience tension headaches as there are
personalities and lifestyles. Whether the cause is emotional or
physical the result is the same, throbbing temples and mental
discomfort. We are certainly not at our creative best when our
head hurts. Massage addresses tension headaches by relaxing the
neck and shoulders. As we relax, we soften our muscles and headaches
disappear. These are the easiest headaches for us to address.
Sinus headaches are best addressed by face massage. As the sinus
cavities become relaxed, the fluids that are trapped in these
spaces release and begin to flow, allowing us to drain and cleanse
the sinuses. This is a slow process and usually takes a few massage
sessions. There are simple techniques that any experienced massage
professional can teach you to allow you to release these cavities
yourself. Between massages, you will find relief with a few minutes
of self-massage done on a regular basis.
Migraine headaches can be caused by either impingement of the
nerves in the neck or by chemical imbalances. Massage can address
the impinged nerve problem by releasing the Levator Scapula Muscles.
It is often necessary to address either the left or right Levator
muscle for several hours to achieve complete relief.