Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Headache

Today I woke up with a pounding headache and neck ache. I can pinpoint the exact moment when I knew I was doomed to a morning of pain. It came from the night before when I attempted to move my neck and it popped in its own defiant direction as if to say, "Eff you, Lynn!". It didn't feel good then, and it only got worse by the time I woke. Thankfully though, today was massage Tuesday at work! The onsite masseuse is a miracle worker and knocked out in 30 minutes what 2 doses of Advil and 6 hours of time couldn't. Post massage session I stood up pain free! These are the little things in life, or at least one of them, that I am very thankful for!

According to Mayo...


Benefits of massage

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

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2 comments:

  1. I never get much relief from massages and I'm guessing it's because I'm so wrapped up in things making me tense. I just can't enjoy it. :(

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    1. Well that stinks, but I understand! Some days for me are worse (trying to feel relaxed) than others depending on what I have going on in my head!

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