Massage and Migraines
Migraines are no small thing. When they strike they cause agonizing pain that people who haven’t had one can’t wrap their heads around. Many people report curling up in a dark room, and the slightest provocation can intensify the symptoms which stretch beyond a painfully throbbing head. They can happen a few times a year or even daily. Thankfully, there are treatments and therapies available to help.
Massage Therapy has been demonstrated to be effective with both treating and preventing migraines, making it a great tool for people who get them. It has been shown that migraine sufferers who receive regular massage have better sleep, report lower stress and a reduced incidence of migraines. Talk about a triple threat to those painful attacks.
Massage may work by not only relaxing the person getting it, but by relieving muscle tension that causes pain in the face and head. Massage Therapy works best with other treatments, so consider it to be a great addition to your healthy diet and exercise along with medicine. Even if you start getting a monthly massage and your migraines stop, don’t stop taking medications without being evaluated by your doctor.