Therapeutic face and scalp massage helps soothe migraines and headaches
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Massage acts on the muscular system, as well as the nervous system. Massage helps calm the sympathetic nervous system, which is the “fight or flight” system and boosts the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the “rest and digest” system. Calming the nervous system is primary to minimizing the vasodilation of blood vessels involved with migraines. Massage also removes or minimizes myofascial trigger points. Trigger points located in the neck, shoulder, and base of the skull (suboccipital muscles) all contribute to headaches. While these muscles typically cause “tension” headaches, every migraine also has a tension component to it, if you want to minimize that component to help reduce the intensity of the headache. Massages of the mouth (TMJ) muscles will also be included if it is determined that this is also contributing to the headache. The ancient art of reflexology is often used to relieve stress and pain. For some headache sufferers, it’s a godsend. It works on the idea that there are zones in the feet that correspond to all areas of the body.
- Learn more about what to expect at a massage
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- A licensed professional kneads reflex points to help relieve tension and pain throughout the body. Sessions aim to soothe specific organ systems and promote overall wellness.
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Shala's Holistic Wellness Center is dedicated to helping people feel their best. That's why they offer a range of holistic body and beauty treatments designed to do just that. From relaxing massages and assisted stretching sessions, to LED skin rejuvenation and body scrubs, Shala's Holistic Wellness Center does it all and more.