Do you suffer from headaches?

Headaches - how massage can help

Tension headaches can be very debilitating and often feel like a dull ache with constant pressure around the front, top and sides of the head - as if a rubber band has been stretched around it.

When we are under stress, it is often the neck muscles that tend to hold tension the most, initially felt as stiffness in the neck.

Stress is one cause of headaches, but there are many others, including not getting enough sleep, an awkward sleeping position, strained muscles connected to poor posture, or simply from being anxious.

Massage can help relax your muscles and nerve fibres of your head and neck, relieving muscular tension and fatigue, which can improve your flexibility and posture.

Headaches - how Reflexology can help

Tension headaches can be very debilitating and often feel like a dull ache with constant pressure around the front, top and sides of the head as if a rubber band has been stretched around it. When we are under stress, it's often the neck muscles that tend to hold tension the most, initially felt as stiffness in the neck.

Research has shown how effective Reflexology is in relieving both tension headaches and migraines. A tension headache may result from being anxious, but there are many other reasons, including not getting enough sleep, an awkward sleeping position or strained muscles connected to poor posture.

Whatever the background cause of your tension, Reflexology works to bring about balance by working on the head reflex (which is on the big toe), allowing your body's own healing process to be activated, therefore helping to alleviate your headache.