No longer is massage only a feel-good way to indulge yourself. On the contrary, massage with a professional can be a powerful tool to take your next step to ideal health! Whether it be as a temporary soother for chronic tension headaches or for stress relief, consider massage a part of your new health repertoire.
When your skin’s nerve cells feel pressure, they signal your brain to release feel good endorphins like dopamine and serotonin, naturally boosting your mood and giving you a natural high! In addition, massage has been linked to reducing soreness as well as dropping levels of the stress hormone cortisol. If you’re looking for research to back it up, you’ll find dozens of studies linking massage with real physical as well as psychological benefits.
So next time a headache hits, try booking a last-minute massage. They have been shown to have an immediate effect on perceived pain in patients with chronic tension headaches as well as the severity of potential migraines by reducing the tension through the trapezius muscle, which attaches into the base of the skull and is one of the muscular contributors to tension headaches.
Despite its benefits, massage isn’t meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Your professional masseuse may recommend a physiotherapy or GP appointment if they feel your muscular tension is a little more than a temporary concern.
If you’d like to try it out, book in with one of our expert professionals at PHYSIOlogical Training Physiotherapy – Remedial, Deep Tissue, Sports and Relaxation Massage available in addition to our expert Physiotherapy services. You pay so much for your private health insurance, why not put it to use with HICAPS available for all services in clinic!