Factors that may cause Tension Headaches:

Stress from a long working hours or following an lengthy exam

High paced lifestyle causing the lack of time to get the sleep we need

Stress positions, like standing, bad posture while sitting on the computer chair or while driving

Irregular eating times are not so good (hunger)

Eyestrain occurs when you over-use your eye muscles; fatigue, pain in or around the eyes, blurred vision, headache and occasional double vision

Caffeine withdrawal and excessive caffeine. Too much caffeine can cause a variety of symptoms

Before rushing to the pharmacy and taking a painkiller, Sunstone Head & Neck Massage can help ease the pain of a tension headache. Where the headaches are chronic and the muscle contractions continue, regular treatments can also help dissolve deep muscular tension and provide ongoing stress headache management.

Headache treatments are best done with a Registered Massage Therapists (RMT) who can determine the type of headache with the effective treatment massage. At the same time, completely support your head and neck muscles safely for a more comfortable massage.

Massage therapy helps to relieve headaches by easing muscle tension, relieving muscle spasms, releasing shortened muscles and relaxing tension held in the muscles of the head, shoulders, and neck. When muscle tension eases, there is less pressure on the nerves and blood vessels which enhances blood circulation that helps in easing pain.

Massage not only helps the muscles of the body to relax but also effectively reduces the anxiety and mental stress that can cause or intensify headaches.

NOTE: Headaches from illness, hangovers, fever and/or infection are not to be treated with massage. If you’re an adult with a first time headache, do see you’re doctor before a RMT. Don’t minimize your symptom or dismiss your headache. Drink plenty of water before and after-wards to eliminate body toxins.

Author's Bio: 

Sunstone Massage is a Registered Massage Therapy Clinic under The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario.