The body is a complex machine. So are the trapezius muscles. This guy is connected to your spine, shoulder blade and the back of your head.
Say, “Hello”, headaches.
As the message therapist was finishing up with me she said, “Well, we can now see your neck again.”
I guess I came in pretty hunched over because of these stress related headaches. I’ve been hurting for a couple of weeks and I’m glad I went to see the massage therapist.
Once she explained how the trapezius connects things made sense. When I told her what my headaches felt like she smiled in confirmation that my trapezius was pulling my SKULL APART! Yes, that sounds like exaggeration, but it’s not. While it was pulling one way, other muscles were pulling the other way and the resultant forces caused my head to hurt like you cannot imagine.
Okay, perhaps you can if you’ve been there.
While they call these headaches occipital headaches, I think they should be renamed, “stressed-out trapezius headaches”. I’d put the pain at the top of my list when it comes to headaches.
I took a nap before heading to the temple. While therapeutic massages are helpful, they can also take it out of you. I’d liken this one to pounding an abalone steak. She worked that trapezius until it just went limp. Yes, it’s going to feel like I was beat to a pulp tomorrow, so I better get some rest today.
The temple is always relaxing, and that is what I needed this evening. After the temple, I came home to some strawberries over angel food cake. Yeah, it might not help the aching body, but it sure helps the soul.