Headaches and Migraines

It's important to figure out what type of headache is causing your pain.   If you know your headache type, you can treat it correctly.  The most common type of headache is a stress or tension headache.   It can feel like a constant ache or pressure around the head, especially at the temples or back of the head and neck.  Some clients say that a tension headache feels like a tight band around their forehead.

Migraine headaches are a type of vascular headache that results from blood vessels dilating in the brain.  These are different from stress or tension headaches.

CST and Headaches/Migraines

CST is a great modality to assist in the releif of headaches.  In the What is CST? section it mentions how the dura mater is in two layers.   One layer attaches to the underlying cranial bones and one layer folds in on itself to form the intracranial membrane system. (ICM)   When the dural mater splits into the two layers it forms the venous sinuses. This is where the blood from the body drains out of the head taking waste products with it.  If either of these areas are tight or restricted it can cause a headache or migrane. When the membrane is tight it can create a tension headache.  When there is a backup of waste products within the venous sinus system one can have the symptoms of a migraine.

CST techniques can be used to relax and release fascial restrictions in the area improving blood flow, removing waste products and alleviating the symptoms of a headache or migraine.

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