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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Massage Therapy Treatment for Tension Headaches

Massage away the tension...and the headaches

Tension headaches can creep up when you least expect it. Stress can start to manifest itself as a sore aching neck and shoulders, and soon the pain is creeping up the base of your head to your very crown. The tension mounts and then you find yourself consumed by a classic tension headache with symptoms including possible nausea, sensitivity to light, severe pain, and throbbing sensations in the temples.

Over the counter pain medications are routinely being associated with everything from liver damage to stomach irritation. But what can you do about the tension headache pain? How can you rid yourself of it?

Many doctors are now suggesting people who suffer from tension headaches learn new, alternative means of relaxation. Massage therapy has been shown to be an effective method of just that. Something as simple as a trip to a day spa offering the services of a licensed and trained massage therapist can make a tremendous impact on pain levels.

A properly trained massage therapist knows how to lightly manipulate the muscles of the neck and shoulders to loosen the muscles and stimulate blood flow. Receiving a massage anywhere from once a week to once a month can mean the difference between complete and utter pain or blissful relaxation.

Schedule your massage by calling a day spa. The staff will be able to help you determine the type of massage therapy suitable for you. Shiatsu, hot rocks, Swedish massage and more may be offered. Knowledgeable and properly trained staff will be able to help you decide, schedule your appointment, and answer any questions you may have about using this technique to rid yourself of those nasty, painful, tension headaches once and for all.

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