Is Your Tension Causing Headaches?

At Shine On, we have many clients that come in and complain about headaches or crippling migraines. Some blame it on the stress from their jobs, others claim they just prone to them. Time after time, our clients leave a session with remarkable headache and tension relief. Massage techniques combined with aromatherapy seem to make headaches dissipate in thin air.

Here's how it works -

Top Reasons Why Massage May Help Migraines

Migraine Relief Center

  • Muscle Spasms or Tension:  Massage in the neck and shoulder regions can help to relax taught bands of tissue, loosening  the sub-occipitals (those muscles attached to the base of the skull),  which cause pain through tension that travels up through the back of the head and into the eye areas.
  • Hormone Regulation:  Hormonal chemical changes often trigger migraines. Cortisol, commonly known as the stress hormone, can be controlled by massage therapy, which also increases endorphin production as well as stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • Decrease Trigger Point Pain: Neuromuscular therapy, also known as trigger point therapy, targets hyper-irritable, tender, tissue areas that can refer pain to other parts of the body.
  • Improved Circulation: Massage has been shown to increase blood flow, which in turn improves oxygen levels and can help reduce pain.
Pretty interesting, huh? So, if you are experiencing a headache, let us help you!

Shine On!