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4 TYPES OF MASSAGE FOR MIGRAINE RELIEF…

The Migraine Relief Centre wrote how massage can release endorphins, increase serotonin levels, reduce sleep disturbances, and relieve stress. Paired with relaxation techniques and stress management, massages can eliminate physical and emotional tension. All of this can result in fewer migraines and symptom relief.

Here are a few types of massage you could add to your pain management toolbox:

  • Deep Tissue Massage Therapy uses firm pressure to reach the deeper skin tissues and underlying layers of muscle. This massage type can help you relax but could actually worsen the migraine if the pain has already started.
  • Craniosacral Therapy focuses on your skull and scalp and can soothe the nerve endings to help alleviate your headaches.
  • Reflexology stimulates zones in the feet to bring relief from pain in head areas. Many migraine sufferers find this helpful, as well as massage of the hands and fingers.
  • Neuromuscular Massage (also known as trigger point massage) targets specific spots within a muscle that are sensitive or painful to touch. 

Read more about massage as a migraine remedy on their blog here. 

Not all types of massage will be suitable for all migraine sufferers or all types of migraine headaches. Talk first with your doctor or migraine specialist before seeking massage therapy. 

Massage does help many migraineurs manage pain, and hopefully, it can help you too! 

Source: Migraine Relief Centre

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15 Surprising Facts About Migraines & Their Prevalence

Migraines are a chronic problem worldwide, with many suffering this debilitating issue to some degree, from occasional to chronic. June 2020 is …

15 Surprising Facts About Migraines & Their Prevalence
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MIGRAINE AWARENESS MONTH – HOW HAND REFLEXOLOGY COULD HELP WITH HEAD PAIN & HOW TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT…

It’s Migraine Awareness Month and if you suffer from migraines, you will already know how difficult it can be to manage them. This month, migraineurs and researchers alike are coming together to advocate for migraine and headache awareness, education, and research.

Here are a few ways you can participate and show your support:

  • Join a community. Having a support group is essential for migraine sufferers. This month, consider joining a Facebook group, a Reddit community, or another group of migraineurs that you can turn to for sympathy or advice.
  • Educate yourself. Now is a great time to learn more about current migraine research and possible treatments. Check out the Migraine Research Foundation or their blog for migraine and headache-related insights.
  • Get social. One of the best ways to increase migraine awareness is to share your experience on social media. Don’t forget to tag your post or photo with #MHAM2020!

Migraines can be tough, but you are not alone. If you are experiencing severe migraines or need more information on available migraine treatments.

The Migraine Relief Center has also seen the effectiveness of massages in some migraine patients. Massage can release endorphins, increase serotonin levels, reduce sleep disturbances, and relieve stress. All of this can result in fewer migraines and symptom relief. The licensed massage therapists at The Migraine Relief Center integrate a variety of massage techniques in treatment plans.

One I read about is using hand reflexology ( similar to acupuncture but without the needles) –

For a headache at the back of the head put the little finger on the outside edge of the skin crease on your knuckle.
For headache and migraine in the temple area press the ring finger on the outside edge of the skin crease on your knuckle.
For a headache at the top of the head press the middle finger on the radial side (thumb side) edge of the skin crease of your knuckle.