Tension headaches and massage therapy

Most tension headaches are caused by trigger points. These knots or mini-spasms cause pain to travel in predictable patterns to different areas of the body, often nowhere near the tight area. X marks the trigger point. The red areas show the pain pattern related to the trigger point.

Does your stomach rumble during a massage?

Stomach rumblings during a massage.   There is no better sound to be heard . Whether your treatment goals are to treat an injury, manage headaches or decrease stress, relaxation is an integral part of massage. As the nervous system calms and muscles unclench, blood flow improves and compression on nerves lessens. Even your organs respond to massage. The rest and digest part of relaxation means that the gastrointestinal tract functions with greater ease. The rumblings emanating from your belly are a sure sign that your body is giving up its vigilance and entering a more restful state. Think of the rumblings as thunderous applause for the care you are taking of your body. Enjoy your massage! relax Focus Massage Therapy/563 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa/www.focusmassagetherapy.ca