What are tension headaches?
Usually is not severe pain caused by stress, described as a 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 its affect on the endocrine system.
Endocrine system helps regulate stress response, energy and metabolism. Massage can affect hormones due to an increased level of dopamine and serotonin and reduce levels of cortisol, 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.