Sometimes when the Seasons change, and your body is adjusting to climate changes and the changes in activities (school starts, work ramps up etc.) headaches become more frequent. If you are someone who suffers from headaches for whatever reason ( stress, muscle tightness, alignment issues, chemical/hormonal issues, dehydration, environmental irritants etc.) massage therapy can be effective in treating them. Treatment can relieve pain and also prevent headaches from occurring.
1. Increases blood flow to the places where blood flow has been decreased
2. Releases hyper-irritable tissue areas called Trigger Points that can refer pain to other areas
3. Loosens chronically tight muscles that will help balance alignment. Working the suboccipitals at the base of the skull can relieve tension that travels up the back of the neck and into the eyes
4. Decreases the stress hormone Cortisol and stimulates the Parasympathetic Nervous System which promotes relaxation and better sleep
So, perhaps along with, or better yet, instead of, the pharmacological treatments, try massage to relieve and even prevent those headaches.