Did you know that an estimated 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches? Chronic headaches are one of the most common complaints made to healthcare practitioners every year. These headache sufferers are looking for some answers and treatment. Headaches are most often treated with over-the-counter or prescription medications. These treatments are highly effective but can be a temporary solution for a chronic problem. Massage Therapy has shown to be effective in treating migraine and tension headaches.

  • Trigger Point Therapy (Neuromuscular Massage)
    This therapy is directed toward painful locations of the skin and muscles commonly known as ‘knots’.  When moderate pressure is applied to certain trigger points, blood circulation is improved, and nerve compression and muscular tension is released, alleviating pain.

    While maybe not as effective and delightful as the effects of a professional massage therapist, it is certainly less expensive.  Most importantly, in the throes of a migraine, you may be able to help yourself in a pinch by heading into a darkened room and with your thumbs, begin to apply gentle massaging pressure along your hairline and temples to relieve pain.  As with any new therapy, check with your physician before you begin any new treatment.