The psychological and physiological state of patients with 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 incidence in the population. This type of disorder 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. Recently, new therapies for managing this disabling pain are being examined.
A 30-minute massage on cervical trigger points improves autonomic nervous system regulation in these patients. Additionally, patients exhibit a better psychological state and reduced stress and anxiety associated with the disorder.
In addition to tension headache, massage treats a wide range of health conditions including: Arthritis, back pain, chronic pain, frozen shoulder, neck and shoulder pain, and sciatica, among others.
Health benefits of massage
• Increases flexibility and range of motion.
• Reduces pain and stiffness.
• Regulates blood pressure.
• Boosts the immune system.
Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage therapy for the treatment of tension 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.