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Ever Had a Head and Shoulder Massage? You Don't Know What You're Missing!

May 3rd, 2017 • Posted by Mary Nix • Permalink

So many of spend our working lives hunched over a computer, gritting our teeth through traffic-clogged roads on our daily commute, and navigating our way through the inescapable stress of the workday that it's no wonder that we complain of tension headaches and stiff, achy shoulder muscles.

Head and shoulder massages help soothe away tensions in your shoulders, loosening knots and improving shoulder mobility. They ease headaches by increasing blood flow to your head and stimulating nerves in the scalp. Afterwards, you'll feel a sense of both relief and relaxation.

Your Head on Massage: Physiological Changes

Interestingly, some studies have shown that head and scalp massage can increase the production of certain chemicals in your body including endorphins and serotonin, which improve mood and reduce stress, paving the way to relaxation. This is especially noteworthy for those who suffer from migraines, since they're linked to a decrease in serotonin levels. And ordinary tension headaches -- so named because they're caused by muscle tension -- are also alleviated through the loosening of muscles through massage therapy.

Take Some of the Burden Off Your Shoulders

Did you ever notice how we equate shoulders to burdens with sayings like "I'm carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders" or "Lay your head on my shoulder" or "Let me shoulder the burden"? These colloquialisms came about because they carry a grain of truth. Our shoulder muscles have a lot of work to do like lifting, throwing, and pulling -- not to mention their role in supporting our neck and head. Unfortunately, because they have such an important role in day-to-day movement, there's a lot that can go wrong with shoulders -- everything from a "frozen" shoulder to a torn rotator cuff to a pulled muscle. Giving them a break and a chance to loosen up and relax with massage therapy is one of the best things you can do to ensure they stay healthy, flexible and pain-free.

In the Lexington, Kentucky region, there's only one place to go for expert head and shoulder massage therapy, and that's Eagle Creek Massage. Our trained therapists are ready to help you relax and unwind with a soothing massage, whether it's for the head and shoulder area, generalized aches and pains, a sports injury, chronic arthritis pain, or just to have an opportunity to de-stress!

Contact us any time for more information about our services!

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