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WHAT PUTS THE ACHE IN HEADACHES?

The ache in a headache does not come from your brain. Your brain cannot feel pain. During
brain surgery a patient is often awake, but feels nothing. During surgery he may hold a
conversation with the surgeons and nurses (a local anesthetic numbs the scalp). So in view of
this information, why does a headache hurt so bad?

It's the non-brain structures that make a headache hurt - such as blood vessels, membranes
and cranial nerves in the brain and skull. When these structures are stretched, compressed
irritated, inflamed or infected, headaches are often result.

How does massage therapy help chronic headache sufferers?
Just as you may have a cavity in your tooth and be unaware of the damage it's causing, so the
subluxation may be causing serious harm to your body - sometimes for years without your
knowledge. A subluxation is a tiny distortion or misalignment in your spine and body structure
that stresses your nervous system. Any physical or emotional stress that your body can't
withstand can cause your body to develop a subluxation.

Massage therapy has been a blessing to millions of headache sufferers. There are small
muscles inside the neck which connect the skull and brain membranes. When the neck is out of alignment these muscles can actually pull on the brain. Though massage therapists do not treat subluxation, by using gentle touch and warm soothing oils; they massage and relax the
surrounding muscles and tissue which can bring about pain relief. In many instances massage
therapists work along with a chiropractor to treat a subluxation. A chiropractor uses his hands,
and other instruments to determine if a person's spine is healthy.

If you would like to see how massage therapy may help your headaches give us a call.
First time clients pay only $45 for their first visit. ($20 savings)