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How Massage Therapy Can Reduce Headaches

Massage therapy has been proven to help reduce tension headaches and migraines and can have numerous benefits. At Taylor Rehab & Disc Injury Center, we take a whole-body approach to our patient’s well-being, with a multidisciplinary practice that utilizes natural techniques to help reduce and prevent headaches and other painful conditions.

Adding regular massages to your health and wellness regimen does more than make you feel good. It can increase circulation, reduce scar tissue and improve range of motion, among other benefits. With more blood flow, more oxygen is getting to the cells, which can also relieve pain and improve performance.

If you have been dealing with muscle spasms or other muscle tension in the head, neck, or shoulders, massage can help relieve that, taking pressure off of the nerves and blood vessels that have been suffering as a result of that muscle tension.

Plus, both mental stress & anxiety can be reduced with massage, either of which can be a contributing factor to headaches. Even stress hormones can be reduced through massage therapy!

Are your headaches related to fibromyalgia or sciatica? A lot of patients with fibromyalgia feel the pain in their shoulders and neck, which may be radiating into the head. Massage therapy can help.

There are a lot of ways massage therapy can reduce headaches, and if you aren’t taking advantage of it yet, what are you waiting for? Contact our offices to schedule your next massage.

Additional Benefits of Massage

Other benefits of massage include:

  • Relaxation
  • Stress relief
  • Improved mobility
  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Reduced depression
  • Stimulation of the lymphatic system
  • Increased mental alertness
  • Better posture
  • Better skin tone
  • Enhanced recovery of some injuries

At Taylor Rehab & Disc Injury Center, we use massage and other therapies to help patients recover from a wide variety of ailments, including:

  • Whiplash
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Injuries
  • And more

Through a combination of manual therapy techniques such as kneading, pressing, tapping, and rubbing, tension and stress are relieved, and circulation is improved, allowing for increased oxygen flow, relaxation, and stimulation of the lymphatic system, helping to heal from within.

We will often recommend massage therapy in conjunction with chiropractic to fully address the cause of the pain. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation, and let’s get rid of your headaches for good.

Patient Testimonials
  • "I started seeing Dr. Taylor after a severe lower back injury. All I can say is Dr. Taylor and his staff were life savers. They do amazing work and very quickly were able to get me on the road to recovery. To make things even better, they expanded their practice and are now in an amazing new office in Skokie."

    - Jonathan J.
  • "From laser lipo to the best massage I've ever had Taylor rehab does it all! Thank you for being such a friendly welcoming staff! I have sent both my father (Spinal decompression/assessment) and mother (work injury rehabilitation through physical therapy) for treatment and I wouldn't trust anybody else! Thanks Kim and Doc for everything!"

    - Ashley X.
  • "Taylor Rehabilitation and wellness center is the best! The moment I walked in for the first time the atmosphere was well-being. I was greeted with a smile at every visit by the entire staff! Kim was amazing, Jasmine was outstanding, Margaret was so sweet and of course Dr. Taylor was phenomenal. Overall the entire staff is caring and compassionate. I highly recommend."

    - Aldria M.
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