It is overly simplistic to say that reducing tension in the body, anxiety, depression and emotional stress is key to reducing the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines. There are other possible contributing factors; allergies, posture, dehydration, and side effects to medications, including those taken for migraines. Reducing physical and emotional stress with Shiatsu can help release pain and tightness in the head, neck, shoulders, and lower back. Breath work can help connect the whole body, increasing circulation, and blood flow while releasing stress.