Typically, tension headaches are treated with analgesics that relieve symptoms temporarily. One of the main causes of tension headaches is the presence of trigger points.
A 30-minute massage for headaches can focus cervical trigger points improves autonomic nervous system regulation. Additionally, patients exhibit a better psychological state and reduced stress and anxiety associated with the disorder.
In addition to tension headache, massage treats a wide range of health conditions including arthritis, back pain, chronic pain, frozen shoulder, neck and shoulder pain, and sciatica, among others.
Health benefits of massage include:
• Increases flexibility and range of motion.
• Reduces pain and stiffness.
• Regulates blood pressure.
• Boosts the immune system.
Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage therapy for the treatment of tension headache as well as a wide range of other health conditions. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director.