Why put up with headaches?

Headaches involve pain or discomfort of the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas.  Women suffer more headaches than men, hence the old pun ‘not tonight honey I’ve got a headache’.

Many people report headaches as a kind of steady pain (although sometimes it’s a throbbing pain) that forms a tight vice like band around the head.  Pain can also be felt in the forehead, temples, top or back of the skull.  Unlike migraines headaches do not cause nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light.

Headaches are often caused by severe muscle contractions, which can be triggered by emotional stress, physical exertion, poor posture or being dehydrated.  Eyestrain caused by dealing with large amounts of paperwork or prolonged periods of staring at a computer screen are also common trigger factors for headaches.

Individuals who are stressed, grind their teeth or have poor posture find that the physical strain they place on their body by these actions causes tension in the muscles of the neck and shoulders often resulting in a headache.

Massage and Myotherapy are extremely useful tools in alleviating the stress and tension that builds up in the neck, scalp and shoulders muscles.  Once the pressure on the compressed nerves and muscles is released you will notice a decrease in the frequency and severity of your headaches.

Relief from headaches is at hand.  ‘Why Knot’ make an appointment today, you’ll be glad you did.