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Headache relief with the touch of a finger

Headache relief with the touch of a finger

From a pounding stress-induced tension headache to the stabbing pain of a migraine, headaches are a common complaint for many people.

Often the first line of defense for relief from headaches is to reach for a bottle of over-the-counter pain medication. For some, strong prescription medication is the only hope for relief. However, massage is proven to be a successful alternative for headache relief and pain management. In fact, recent studies have shown that massage therapy not only helps to relieve headache pain, it also reduces the severity and the frequency of recurrence of experiencing them.

Tension causes the body – and especially the head and face – to tighten. The jaw...