Massage and headaches
This week we are back to our series about headaches as we explore the use of massage to help with headaches.
According to the World Health Association, almost half of the adult population have had a headache at least once within the last year. Not only is headache painful, it is also disabling. Collectively, headaches disorders were found to be the third highest cause worldwide of years lost to disability (Global Burden of Disease Study).
The most common type of headache
How massage can help
A massage treatment will include:
- general massage techniques, to reduce overall tension and increase blood flow to the tissues
- trigger point therapy, to alleviate tension at specific points
- stretching techniques, to further aid relaxation and blood flow
If you wish to read more on this subject, here are links to previous posts in our headache series.