Treatment of Tension Headache
Massage therapy is highly recommended in the event of a tension headache. Even if you are able to decrease the headache with at home treatment, there may be underlying fascial restrictions that could lead to a repeat episode. Massage therapy can help to decrease a recurrence. If this is an avenue you would like to pursue, please contact a licensed massage therapist near you.
First, if you are experiencing a tension headache, start diaphragmatic breathing to assist with getting proper oxygen flow to the area.
Pre-treat the area with heat. You can use a flax seed pillow, heating pad, or soak in a warm bath. Heat can be applied for 5-15 minutes. Please be cau…