A headache is one of the body’s most powerful alarm signals and is often a sign of physical or psychological overload. Headaches are triggered in a number of ways. A common cause of headaches is tense muscles in the head or neck. Headaches may also be triggered by stress, caffeine withdrawal, allergies, certain infectious diseases or changes in the weather.
Natural methods including massage, relaxation exercises and homeopathic remedies can be as effective as pharmaceutical remedies in preventing or relieving the pain of a headache. Massage can help relieve and possibly prevent headaches by loosening tight muscles. Massage techniques properly applied are soothing and relax the whole body, lowering stress and anxiety levels which in turn decrease or eliminate the pain of the headache.
If your headaches are severe or recur with frequency, seek the help of a medical doctor to determine whether there are underlining medical issues causing your headaches. Be conscious of your dietary intake, your physical environment, activity levels, and general health to identify your headache triggers. With awareness you can modify behaviors accordingly to take control of your own wellness. Seek out a trained professional who will work with you to achieve your health goals, because wellness is just not a concept but a way of life.