Updated: May 5
Radiating pain up the side of the neck
Severe tension at the base of the skull
Sharp pain radiating down the arms
Unable to turn head fully
If yes then read on
I have successfully treated many clients who had tension headaches. Unbelievably people tolerate unnecessary pain or take painkillers which essentially mask the problem and doesn’t solve the root cause which is muscular tension. Muscular tension restricts the blood flow to the neck and brain which irritates the nerve endings casing pain. It’s a condition which if left untreated will only get worse commonly leading to compression of the nerves and blood vessels that leave the neck which supply the arm leading to pins and needles and referred pain down the arms. Once muscular tension has developed this leads to a loss of range of motion with restricted movement in the neck.
Poor posture leads to muscle tension as our shoulders and neck are far too forward which result in the muscles tightening to hold this position. Stress is also a contributing factor causing muscles to tighten.
Massage is fantastic at treating tension headaches by
Reducing tension in the neck and shoulders
Restoring normal range of movement in the neck
Stretching tight muscles
Reducing frequency of headaches
Allowing normal blood flow to return
Helping correct posture