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How to Get RID of Migraines & Tension Headaches

by Ashley Black | November 18, 2016

If you’re one of the more than 37 million Americans who suffer from migraines, you’ll probably recognize these symptoms: pain on one side or both sides of your head, pain that has a pulsating, throbbing quality, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, lightheadedness, sometimes followed by fainting, etc. Some migraine studies estimate that 13 percent of adults in the U.S. population have migraines(1), and 2-3 million migraine sufferers are chronic (yes, I googled that!) … ain’t nobody got time for that!

Just like with many health issues today, instead of addressing the root problem, most migraine treatments and medications aim at simply “managing” the symptoms. There has been speculation about what the root cause may be – ranging from hormone imbalances to other outside influences. However, at the very core, whatever is happening is consistent with a phenomenon known as fascial recoil.

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Fascia Magnified

In order to really, truly understand fascial recoil, you have to first understand the fascia system . Fascia is not only the soft tissue that “holds us together”, it also carries more nerve activity than muscle! Fascia permeates the entire body and literally connects to every structure, from head to toe, hand-to-hand, and inside to out. The fascia also runs in long strips throughout the body, and understanding the lines of structural fascia is crucial to understanding where your fascia has recoiled. Learn more about the types of fascia here!

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Fascia in the brain

Fascial recoil occurs when the distorted, mangled fascia clumps together – typically as a protective mechanism – and causes restriction and tightness throughout the body. Tight fascia can pinch and clamp off nerves, restrict blood flow, and interrupt nerve activity, but most health practitioners have yet to put the pieces together and realize that the same thing happens with fascia inside the brain! Just look at how the brain is covered and penetrated by fascia! It’s insane to me that the brain is so visibly affected by fascia, but still no one is talking about fascial release for the brain. It seems so obvious to me!

When fascia recoils in the brain, it can feel like a boa constrictor has wrapped itself around your head. It can clamp down so tightly that a person can even vomit or faint from the pain! Fascial recoil directly causes many of the symptoms associated with migraines and tension headaches by “gripping” and choking out the nerves, blood vessels, and soft tissues.

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So now that you understand the “why”, I’m gonna share the “how”. When you physically address the fascial system and release the tension and adhesions, you can alleviate and completely eliminate migraine symptoms! If you think about it, your migraine may start as a pain in your shoulder, or awareness behind the scapula, or a stressful phone call that triggered it. All of these things put the fascia on “high alert” so that it eventually just clamps down and causes the restriction. To understand how migraines are a part of a bigger issue, check out the 7 Phases of Fascia “Freak Out” Chart.

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Migraine Relief Protocol

If you’ve read this far, you’re probably more than ready for some real answers! I’m going to show you exactly how to get rid of your pain! Cutting edge developments in health and wellness usually start with the rich and famous and take about 20 years to reach mainstream. But now, thanks to the FasciaBlaster®, you don’t have to wait 20 years to access the tools that professional athletes and A-listers now know and love!

In this blog, I’m going to explain how you can impact your fascia and, in turn, relieve your own migraine symptoms! Stay with me as I walk you through the 7 steps to eradicating migraines for good!  

What You’ll Need: some oil, your trusty FasciaBlaster®, and a can-do attitude!

  • Step 1: Prep the fascia with external & internal heat!

Heating the fascia is so important, because heat puts the fascia in a jelly-like state, which makes it more malleable! Similar to how water can be solid ice, liquid water, and gassy steam, fascia can actually change states, too! It doesn’t change states that dramatically, but it can go from crystallized, to spongy, to “jello-ish”. As you can imagine, making changes to the fascia is more effective when in its softer state. Examples of external heat sources can be a sauna, hot bath or shower, a heating pad or blanket, space heaters, sauna suits, a hot day outside, etc. Internal heat is any type of cardiovascular activity. Also, it’s so important to hydrate with electrolytes and lots of water!

Here’s the video tutorial:

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  • Step 2: FasciaBlast the entire arms

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Apply lots of oil and use the FasciaBlaster® to target the fascia in the arms. I want you to blast your entire arm, as the fascia line runs all along its full length.

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the video tutorial:

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Step 3: FasciaBlast across the chest

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Tight fascia in the “pec line” can force the head and neck forward, making it almost impossible to relax. Loosen up the Superficial Front Arm Line ( the line that covers the pectorals ) to allow the shoulders to sit naturally in their sockets, allowing the head and neck to rest on top of the spine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch my video tutorial here:

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  • Step 4: Open the jawline

deep-front-arm-line-front-jaw-line Many of the lines of structural fascia that run throughout the body meet at the jaw. Learning to loosen and scrub away adhesions using the FasciaBlaster® on this area is a total game changer.

 

 

 

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Here’s the tutorial:

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  • Step 5: FasciaBlast all around the neck

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Neck Muscles

Fascia can tighten around the muscles in your neck and traps and cause them to feel like one big chunk. You can use this technique to break up and separate the muscles from each other. Do this technique regularly, and you’ll end “neck tension” once and for all! I also show how to target the Dowagers Hump (the “back hump” at the base of the neck).

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Carotid Artery

Caution: Very light pressure should be used to carefully avoid the carotid artery.

 

 

 

 

Watch my video tutorial:

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  • Step 6: FasciaBlast your head

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Yes, boys and girls, we are going to FasciaBlast our heads! Use hair conditioner and scrub the fascia covering the scalp. Doing this step every day will keep those migraines away!

 

 

 

 

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Watch my video tutorial here:

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  • Step 7: Fix your posture

If your head is forward, your shoulders are slumped, or you have a sway back, etc, you are always going to have headaches! It’s so important to make sure everything is in its correct place and aligned! While the FasciaBlaster opens the tissue, you also have to do your part! If you don’t change your posture, the results simply won’t stick! Get on the wall for 3 minutes 10x a day and practice this technique!

Watch my video: Change Your Spine, Change Your Life:

Practice this technique with the entire back side of your body on the wall, except “two fingers/four fingers”, which I explain in the video. Do this routine 10x a day for 3 minutes with your feet straight like train tracks, your core engaged and your head on top of your spine. The FasciaBlaster® will open the tissue, but you will HAVE TO change your posture for the results to stick. You may NEVER have to experience a migraine again!

 

Here’s a partner technique to use the FasciaBlaster in and around the front of the shoulder and chest to open up some of the deep fascial lines that can cause tension.


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Here are some clips from my Billionaire Healthcare radio episode about Headache and Migraine Relief:

Now that I’ve laid out the steps in this blog, I know that you will follow through, and I can’t wait for you to live pain-free and migraine free! The FasciaBlaster® is an amazing tool, and once you learn to take care of your fascia, you’ll start seeing amazing results! Welcome to the new you, and welcome to Fasciology™!

 

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