At Evolve, we’re increasingly seeing clients walk into our clinic with complex headache and migraine ailments. At best, clients are exhausted and in pain, at worst, they’re unable to function to their optimum capacity at work and at home. With over 2 million Australians suffering from migraines and another 7 million from tension headaches, you’re likely to have experienced the debilitating symptoms or know someone who has.
How are migraines and tension headaches different?
Migraines are moderate to severe headaches which can last upwards of 4 hours and up to 72 hours – often identified as being one sided headaches and accompanied by nausea, sensitivity to light, smell or noise, they can leave sufferers bedbound. Originating from several factors such as poor posture and stuck joints at base of the head (causing limited fluid drainage and pressure in the head), migraines are seldom associated with one singular cause or symptom.
Whilst milder in pain, tension headaches are felt at the front, sides and back of the head and neck and can be associated with stress, poor posture and muscular tension.
How can CranioSacral Therapy help your headaches?
Whilst it’s easy to reach for the medicine cabinet and pop a pain killer, research shows us that this merely puts a band aid over the root cause. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, non-invasive treatment designed to treat your whole body and source the root cause of the head pain you’re experiencing to treat and prevent any negative pattern from repeating. Through gentle, receptive touch, CranioSacral therapists manually release restrictions in your body and source the root cause of the issue. Importantly CST helps to calm the nervous system which in turn reduces the symptomatic pain experienced in the head.
The power of the simple Still Point
One technique our CST therapist Matt employs which is highly effective in the regulation of the nervous system, is the still point – a technique where he encourages the craniosacral rhythm to pause and reboot. It can be likened in simple terms to turning our technology off for a system update – upon turning back on, our system is refreshed and back in synch with our natural rhythm, allowing the muscles to relax and restrictions begin to soften.
Our team at Evolve has seen huge success with some extremely complex clinical presentations – our ethos is to send you home in a stronger, fitter state than when you arrive at our clinic. There’s no need to shut yourself in a dark room to try and rid of your migraine or headache, instead visit our friendly team at Evolve for an assessment and gentle, non-invasive treatment. Your head will thank you.
Schedule an appointment with one of our therapists: http://www.staging.evolvemanualtherapy.com.au/book-appointment/