Nothing is worse than getting an unexpected headache and having it disrupt your personal and professional life. Even worse, some headaches come with more symptoms like nausea and fatigue, making it even harder to get things done and live a happy life.
Whether you suffer from chronic migraines or get random stress-related headaches, there is a good chance massage therapy can help you. Massages provide a variety of health benefits, many of which can prevent headaches from happening in the first place. Below we discuss what might be causing your headaches and how massage therapy can help.
What usually triggers headaches?
Before diving into the health benefits of massage therapy, it’s important to figure out what could be triggering your headaches so you choose the correct treatment methods.
Everyone has different headache triggers, especially those who suffer from chronic headaches like migraines. The most common triggers for all types of headaches include stress, hormones, diet, changes in sleep, dehydration, caffeine, alcohol, and light. If your headaches are becoming more frequent or you are unsure what triggers your headaches, we strongly recommend speaking with your primary care doctor. From simple treatment methods to figuring out how you can avoid headache altogether, you deserve to know how you can live a headache-free life.
How can massage therapy help?
One of the most common causes of headaches is stress, a well-known benefit of massage therapy. Studies have shown long-term stress relief when taking advantage of regular massages from a licensed therapist. Massage therapy also increases serotonin levels, relieves tension, and improves oxygen flow, all of which can contribute to headache prevention and relief.
Unlike a lot of the other headache triggers, stress is a pretty difficult thing to avoid. If you think stress is causing headaches, we recommend giving massage therapy a try for instant and long-lasting headache relief.
BY: Dr. Friedman
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