Effective Headache & Migraine Relief
Have you ever considered massage for headache relief? Special forms of massage, called myofascial and craniosacral therapies, are very effective alternative methods of headache and migraine relief.
Craniosacral Therapy is a form of gentle, non-invasive, yet powerful therapy that treats the entire spine ('cranio' as in cranium, or your skull, and 'sacral' as in sacrum, or the base of your spine).
Sessions are deeply relaxing and restorative, as the work is focused on re-balancing your nervous system. Typical results after a session are muscle tension releases, breath and heart rate slows, and digestion will improves. This gentle-touch approach facilitates the body in re-aligning itself and promotes self-healing.
For most tension headaches, the focus of the session will be at the head and neck, using myofascial, massage and craniosacral therapies to provide meaningful relief to your headache by working with your nervous, muscular and skeletal systems.
If you suffer chronic headaches or have had a headache that just won't go away, craniosacral coupled with myofascial therapy is a wonderful treatment option: it is effective in reducing the frequency, duration and intensity of headaches.
Migraines vs Headaches
Migraines and headaches are different physiological phenomena. Migraines differ from headaches in that there is a circulatory/cardiovascular component, while headaches stem from myofascial, or muskulo-skeletal tension. Often a headache sufferer can sense muscle tension in the upper back, neck and shoulder region. With myofascial therapy and craniosacral therapy, these areas are addressed, as well other relevant areas of the body, including the hips and pelvis. If there is tension in the low back, pelvis and hips, that tension will affect the upper body via the myofascial system, potentially leading to headaches.
Google+Kate Dennington, Licensed Massage Therapist, Portland, OR. Oregon License #17368