30-minute massage to ease chronic headache
July 24, 2010
Scientists have proved that the psychological
and physiological state of patients with tension headache improves within 24
hours after receiving a 30-minute massage.
Researcher Cristina Toro Velasco and Professor Manuel Arroyo Morales showed
that a 30-minute massage on cervical trigger points improves autonomic
nervous system regulation in these patients.
Similarly, patients report a perceived relief from symptoms within 24 hours
after the massage.
The results of this pioneer study were published in American Journal of
Manipulative Physiological and Therapeutics.