Do Head Massages Help with Headaches?

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Headaches are a common ailment that can significantly impact our daily lives. Whether it’s a tension headache from stress, a migraine that disrupts your day, or a persistent headache from neck strain, finding effective relief is crucial. 

At Body Elite Aesthetics of Arkansas, we offer the famous Elite Head Spa treatment, a specialized head massage that combines traditional Japanese techniques with modern innovations to alleviate headaches and promote overall well-being, as well as several additional benefits for other things.

Understanding the Different Types of Headaches

Before diving into how these amazing head massages can help, it’s essential to understand the different types of headaches and their causes:

#1 Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache and are often caused by stress, poor posture, or muscle strain. Symptoms include a dull, aching pain around the forehead, temples, and the back of the head and neck.

#2 Migraines

Migraines are intense headaches that can cause throbbing pain, usually on one side of the head. They are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can be triggered by various factors, including stress, certain foods, hormonal changes, and environmental factors.

#3 Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are severe headaches that occur in cyclical patterns or clusters. They cause intense pain around one eye and can last for weeks or months, followed by periods of remission.

#4 Sinus Headaches

Sinus headaches are associated with sinus infections or inflammation. They cause pain and pressure around the forehead, cheeks, and eyes and are often accompanied by nasal congestion.

#5 Hypertension Headaches

Hypertension headaches are caused by high blood pressure and can present as a throbbing or pulsating pain, often occurring in the morning. These headaches typically affect both sides of the head and can be accompanied by other symptoms of high blood pressure, such as blurred vision, chest pain, or shortness of breath.

#6 TMJ Headaches

TMJ (temporomandibular joint) headaches are related to problems with the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. These headaches often cause pain in the temples, jaw, and around the ears. They can be triggered by jaw clenching, teeth grinding, or other issues affecting the jaw’s alignment.

How Head Massages Help with Headaches

Head massages are a natural and effective way to alleviate headache symptoms. Here’s how they work:

#1 Improving Blood Circulation

Improved blood circulation to the scalp is one of the key benefits of head massages. By increasing blood flow, head massages deliver more oxygen and nutrients to the scalp and surrounding areas. 

This enhanced circulation can help reduce headache pain by relaxing tense muscles and reducing inflammation.

#2  Releasing Muscle Tension

Tension headaches are often caused by tight muscles in the neck, shoulders, and scalp. Head massages target these areas, helping to release muscle tension and relieve pain. 

The gentle pressure and rhythmic movements of a head massage can relax the muscles, easing the strain that contributes to headaches.

#3 Reducing Stress & Anxiety

Stress is a common trigger for headaches and migraines. Head massages provide a calming and relaxing experience, which can help reduce stress and anxiety levels. 

The soothing effects of a head massage can lower cortisol levels, the body’s stress hormone, promoting relaxation and mental well-being.

#4 Stimulating Pressure Points

Head massages often involve stimulating specific pressure points on the scalp, neck, and shoulders. These pressure points, when activated, can help relieve headache pain and promote relaxation. 

Techniques such as acupressure and reflexology are commonly used in head massages to target these points effectively.

How Can the Elite Head Spa Treatment at Body Elite Aesthetics Help you?

At Body Elite Med Spa, our Elite Head Spa treatment is designed to provide comprehensive relief from headaches and promote overall scalp health. 

Combining traditional craniosacral massaging and stress-relieving massaging, our treatment offers numerous benefits:

#1 Customized Consultation

Our Elite Head Spa treatment begins with a thorough consultation to assess your specific needs and concerns. This allows us to tailor the treatment to address your headache symptoms and provide the most effective relief. Provided by a licensed professional, this consultation/analysis can also address any hair and scalp concerns.

#2 Relaxing Scalp Massage

The treatment includes a relaxing scalp massage using nourishing, detoxifying products to fit your needs. The massage helps improve blood circulation, release muscle tension, and stimulate pressure points, providing immediate relief from headache pain, all while providing lustrous results for hair and scalp.

#3 Hot Steam Application

One of the key features of our Elite Head Spa treatment is the use of hot steam. The steam opens up the hair follicles and allows for better absorption of the treatment products. It also enhances relaxation, helping to reduce stress and tension. Enjoy our lavender-infused weighted eye mask for extra comfort and relaxation.

#4 Deep Cleansing and Exfoliation

Deep cleansing and exfoliation are essential components of our treatment. They help remove buildup, dead skin cells, and excess oil from the scalp, promoting a healthy scalp environment. This process ensures that the scalp remains clean and healthy, enhancing the overall effectiveness of the treatment.

#5 Customized Treatment Mask

We apply a customized treatment mask to address specific scalp and hair concerns. The mask nourishes and hydrates the scalp, improving its overall health and reducing the likelihood of headaches caused by scalp issues

#6 Second Scalp Massage

As the mask works its magic, you’ll be treated to another round of scalp massage. This helps further relieve muscle tension and promote relaxation, ensuring a comprehensive and soothing experience..

Benefits of our Elite Head Spa Treatment

Our Elite Head Spa treatment is designed to provide relief from headaches and migraines. The combination of scalp massage, hot steam, and nourishing products helps reduce pain and promote relaxation. 

The deep cleansing and exfoliation process ensures that your scalp remains clean and healthy, reducing the risk of scalp issues that can contribute to headaches. 

On the bonus side, improved blood circulation to the scalp promotes healthier hair growth. Regular treatments can help you achieve thicker, stronger, and more vibrant hair and keep your scalp clean and clear from build-up and debris!

The relaxing effects of the Elite Head Spa treatment can help reduce stress and anxiety levels, promoting overall mental well-being and reducing the likelihood of stress-induced headaches. 


Do head massages help with headaches?

Yes, head massages can help alleviate headaches by improving blood circulation, releasing muscle tension, reducing stress, and stimulating pressure points.

Can head massages help with migraines?

Yes, head massages can provide relief from migraines by targeting specific pressure points, reducing stress, and improving blood flow to the scalp and surrounding areas.

How often should I get a head massage to help with headaches?

The frequency of head massages depends on your individual needs and the severity of your headaches. Regular treatments, such as once a week or bi-weekly, can provide ongoing relief and promote overall scalp health.

What should I expect during an Elite Head Spa treatment?

During an Elite Head Spa treatment, you can expect a thorough consultation, relaxing scalp massage, hot steam application, deep cleansing and exfoliation, customized treatment mask, and a second scalp massage.

Are there any side effects of head massages?

Head massages are generally safe and have minimal side effects. Some people may experience mild soreness or tenderness after the massage, but this typically subsides quickly.

Book Your Elite Head Spa Treatment Today

Head massages are a natural and effective way to alleviate headaches and promote overall well-being. At Body Elite Aesthetics of Arkansas, our Elite Head Spa treatment combines the best of traditional Japanese techniques and modern innovations to provide comprehensive relief from headaches and improve hair and scalp health. 

Are you ready to experience the benefits of a head massage? Book your Elite Head Spa treatment today.

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