Massage Treats Chronic Headache

Posted September 24, 2010 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under headache treatment, Massage

The psychological and physiological state of individuals experiencing tension headache improves within 24 hours after receiving a 30-minute massage, according to a new University of Granada study. Tension headaches have an increasing rate of incidence among the population. This disorder causes disabling pain and is usually treated with analgesics that relieve symptoms temporarily. One of the main causes of this type of headache is the presence of trigger points. A 30-minute massage on cervical myofascial trigger points focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in the muscles. Trigger point massage improves autonomic nervous system regulation. Massage also enhances your psychological state by reducing the stress and anxiety associated with chronic tension headache. Individuals with chronic headache report a relief from symptoms within 24 hours after a massage. Massage can reduce the pain caused by trigger points, which improves the general physical state. Massage treats a wide range of health conditions. Benefits of massage: • Boosts the immune system. • Reduces stress. • Increases flexibility and range of motion. • Regulates blood pressure. • Reduces pain and stiffness. Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers massage therapy, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of acute and chronic 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. … Read More

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