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MASSAGE AND HEADACHES
Except for colds, headaches might be the most common human ailment. Headaches have diverse causes and thus different forms of therapy are available to treat the condition. The most effective massage techniques to deal headaches are: acupressure, aromatherapy and trigger point therapy, but also are helpful other methods like ayurveda, reflexology, nutrition counseling, aquatic therapy, craniosacral therapy, scalp massage, herbology, homeopathy, meditation, yoga and even Imagery. There are numerous massage tools designed to provide immediate headache relief, too.
Called Cephalalgia in medical terminology, headaches are a condition of pain in the head. Most of them are benign and their usual causes are tension, eye strain, dehydration, low blood sugar, high blood pressure, sinusitis and cycle menstruation.
The most common type of headache are Tension Headaches featured by begin when muscles tighten in the head and neck, pressing on blood vessels in the scalp. Cluster Headaches appear periodically affecting just one part of the head, but are more painful. Migraines are a chronic condition of headaches that can last long hours and cause negative physical reactions. Vascular Headaches are related with the blood pressure.
Recent researches have proved that massage therapy applied in neck and shoulder muscles diminishes headache occurrence and duration. Frequently therapists include natural remedies to the treatment. However, it is better to treat the cause rather than the symptoms. Persistent or intense headaches should mean an immediate visit to a doctor.