The Remedy for Headaches Admin Nov 21, 2013 share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Email Share... Massage therapy offers two important benefits to tension headache sufferers: it may help relieve actual headache pain, and it may help prevent headaches by reducing tension and improving circulation Massage works by increasing oxygen and blood flow to tense muscles During a tension headache, muscles of the scalp, jaw and neck are tightly contracted. The blood vessels supplying oxygen to these muscles are constricted, so that the muscles must work with an inadequate supply of nutrients. It is believed that this combination of muscle spasm and inadequate blood supply is the main cause of pain in tension headaches. Massage helps relax the contracted muscles. Tension type headaches are often triggered by stress or just the anticipation of a stressful experience Massage can help overcome your body’s response to stress. With the right pushing, pulling and manipulation of your tense muscles, you may begin to feel stress slipping away. You can consider using massage whenever you are feeling especially tense or anxious. Relieve your headache with a massage chair by Infinity, just in time to relieve that holiday stress!