Aromatic Head Massage really helps with headaches!

You may have read my blog last month about tips to stay clear of headaches. So many people suffer from headaches, which are often due to tension or anxiety and they may not

know how much massage can help. 40-50% of all headaches fall into this ‘tension’ category.
 
Here’s the skinny on a massage modality I am proficient in that will give you pain relief and a good night’s sleep.
 
Aromatic head massage is an ancient form of massage that originates in India where it is widely practiced. How can it help?

  • Entire focus is on the head, neck and shoulders where you need it most.
  • Techniques are designed to relax the large and small muscles. Releases trapped energy.
  • Allows your face to loosen so you are no longer clenching your jaw or frowning. Are you frowning right now?
  • Makes room for a flexible, positive mindset so you stress less and deal with tension better.
  • Relief from sinus pressure.
  • Your focus shifts to deeper, calmer breathing.
  • You will think more clearly as your mind stops obsessive repetition allowing you to find answers and solutions.
  • Creates opportunities to release pent up negative feelings and thoughts.
  • Better posture and better sleep!
  • Relief from eyestrain.
  • You don’t have to undress to be treated. Aromatic Head Massage is usually done seated and clothed.
  • Increased ability to express yourself more freely and spontaneously, through loosening your neck, the avenue of communication.

As an added benefit, your hair is massaged with essential oils good for beautiful hair; growth of the hair itself is stimulated.
 
Aromatic head massage often includes hot towels for the face, neck and shoulders to further reduce muscle tension and relax the whole body.
 
Oh my gosh, what are you waiting for? Aromatic Head Massage is available in 45-minute or 60-minute treatments, or as a 15-minute add-on to your massage, so schedule some time to refresh and renew right away.

Feel Better, Stay Well. Body Dialog Massage.

Don’t let tension headaches ruin your day!

Here are some tips to keep you out of trouble.
 
Pay attention to your posture. As we go through life we become accustomed to the way we do things, the way we sit, get out of the car, sleep, walk. Each body is put together a little differently too, so our unique strengths and weaknesses come into play. Over time our body takes on our habits and makes them permanent. Well, semi-permanent, because it’s important to realize that we can change and the body will follow our lead.
 
Sitting – Sit with a straight back whether it’s at the computer or on the couch. Use a small roll if you need it. Feet are both on the floor and weight is even over both hips.
 
Standing – Stand with chest high and tummy and buttocks pulled in, knees soft.
 
Moving – Move as mindfully and gracefully as you can and don’t stay in one posture for too long.
 
Don’t frown or clench your jaw. We all tend to do this as a means of concentration but it can become exaggerated when we are tired or when our eyes are fatigued. Often we clamp our jaw tight when we are upset or frustrated. Smile for no reason; it will lift your mood.
 
A better way to focus is to breathe consciously. It adds oxygen (obviously) and calms us, bringing us back to the present moment in a more relaxed and focused condition.
 
Clear your mind of clutter. Make a list of things that are on your mind or just resolve to deal with them later. Make sure you do!
 
Lightly press your fingers all around your eye sockets to relieve strain or sinus pressure. Slide your fingers across eyebrows and also down each side of your nose.
 
Relax your neck muscles.
There are four major muscles in the neck that are known for causing headaches. You can see them in this image. Remember, your head can weigh up to 12 pounds and neck muscles are easily fatigued. Don’t be afraid to use your fingers to deeply massage these four muscles whenever a headache threatens.
  • I have a small lotion bottle with a rounded top that works beautifully for this purpose at stoplights.
  • You can also get on the floor with two tennis balls in a sock, placing them right under this area of your neck.
Best of all, of course is to call me for a massage and I’d be happy to help! (480-720-6853)
 
Just these few tips will really help you feel better and will keep a headache at bay…perhaps permanently.

Feel Better, Stay Well. Body Dialog Massage.