What are tension headaches?
Usually is not severe pain casued by stress, described as dull, aching, diffuse not able to descript.
It is not associated with nausea or vomiting. If you feel nausea or vomiting with / without aura please go to see GP first.
Massage can reduce stress, depression and make people feel more relaxed, due to massage it affect on the endocrine system.
Endorcrine system helps regulate stress repsonse, energy and metabolism. Massage can affect hormones due to increase level of dopamine and serotonin and reduce levels of crotisol, noradrenaline and adrenaline levels.
If your headache and muscle tension is caused by stress or depression, please tell your remedial massage therapist, so they know what to do to suit you best.