If you’ve ever experienced a migraine you know how debilitating they can be, causing severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.
You might feel as though you’ve tried everything you can to relieve the pain you feel during your migraine episodes, but have you ever incorporated massages in between migraines to help alleviate some of the discomfort that comes with migraines?
At Heal. in Altamonte Springs, we use different natural and holistic modalities to treat all types of pain and stress. The most common treatment for migraines at Heal. would be through massage therapy.
So what exactly does massage do for headaches/migraines? How would you be able to benefit from receiving massage? To give you a better idea, listed below are a few benefits you can expect to gain from massage therapy:
- Reduced headache intensity
- Reduced pain
- Decreased medication usage (over time)
- Less tension
- Reduced duration and frequency of headaches
- Better sleep
Not only is a massage a great stress-relieving, pain-alleviating treatment, people find tremendous relief from headache problems even after one session. In fact, with focus on the muscles and points of the body connected to headaches, migraine sufferers who receive regular massage experience fewer migraines and sleep better during the week of their massages.
There are specific techniques that your massage therapist will incorporate into your session if the goal is to, over-time, reduce the pain/duration frequency of migraines.
Here’s a little bit of how a massage might help you when there’s no where to turn when the migraines hit:
- Massage may work by blocking pain signals
- Massage helps circulation; increasing blood flow in some areas can help relieve pain
- Massage relieves muscle spasms and tension
- Massage releases serotonin, a happy chemical response in the body which can relieve migraine discomfort
- Massage may also help decrease your overall levels of stress, aka cortisol, while increasing the feel good hormone, endorphins
Regularly scheduled massages might be what saves you from the isolating, painful and at times suffocating migraine periods that also play a big part in your overall mental and physical well-being.
If you are ready to feel lighter, calmer and reduce the impact headaches/migraines have on you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us!
All of our massage therapists and acupuncturist can help you to find the relief you need.
The best medicine is love.
If this sounds like you, feel free to give us a call at 407-300-5364 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have or to book your massage.
You are made to feel whole, healthy and well. We’re here for you!