Reduce or Even Eliminate Migraines with Professional Massage Therapy

Date Posted:9 April 2018

Everyone experiences occasional headaches, however over 10 percent of the world’s population suffers from enervating migraines.

It isn’t just pain that creates discomfort, there are other symptoms that occur due to severe migraines such as nausea, light-headed phenomena, and sensitivity to light. A study reveals that more than 90 percent of sufferers experience these migraines so ruthlessly that they are unable to function normally during an attack.  

 

 

 

 

Many patients have to take pain relievers and heavier prescription drugs to treat migraines. These methods can cause harmful side-effects in the long run. Therefore, it’s best to implement a more holistic approach, i.e. massage to get immediate migraine relief.

 

Massage is the process of applying pressure to feet, hands, ears and other areas to alleviate stress. It is believed that these areas all correspond to organs and some of the body systems, therefore can promote the overall body functioning. Massage therapy can offer the below benefits:

 

  • Reduced Muscle Spasms or Tension: Massage in the neck and shoulder regions can aid to relax tight bands of tissue, loosening the suboccipitals, which cause pain throughout the back of the head and into the eyes.

  • Hormone Regulation:  Hormonal chemical changes often elicit migraines. Cortisol, usually known as the stress hormone, can be heavily affected by massage therapy, which also upsurges endorphin production as well as stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.

  • Reduced Trigger Point Pain: Neuromuscular therapy, also known as trigger point therapy, targets hyper-irritable tissue areas that can refer pain to other parts of the body.

  • Improved Circulation: Massage can increase blood flow circulation, thereby improving oxygen levels and reducing pain.

A professional massage can reduce pain and psychological symptoms, including anxiety and depression. It can even enhance relaxation and sleep. Studies have also shown that a massage can even offer benefits in palliative care of people with cancer.

With massage, it has been shown to offer diverse benefits for individuals with medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and cancer. It is considered safe, and does not cause  and harmful side-effects.

Applying vigorous pressure may cause discomfort to some individuals, however with the correct pressure to specific areas, a massage can release blocked energy and encourage proper organ functioning.

In Conclusion

Massage therapy has been used since ancient times to treat a number of health issues. Schedule an appointment with a renowned masseur today to experience relief from chronic migraines, and overall body aches.