Managing Migraines: Find Peace of Mind Through Massage
What Are Migraines?
A migraine is marked by moderate to severe pain and throbbing in
the head, and can be accompanied by nausea as well as sensitivity
to light. In some cases, these painful headaches are preceded or
accompanied by a sensory warning sign, such as flashes of light,
blind spots or tingling in your arm or leg.
Fortunately, management of migraine pain has improved
dramatically in the last decade. Although there's still no cure,
medications are now much more effective. Additionally, alternative
treatments like massage have been found to reduce the frequency and
severity of migraines.
How Can Massage Help Manage Migraines?
Massage is a great way to manage stress and relieve tension- two
of the main causes of migraine headaches. Research at The Touch
Institute of the University of Miami School of Medicine found that
massage therapy decreased the occurrence of headaches, sleep
disturbances and distress symptoms while increasing serotonin
levels in adults with migraine headaches.
Massage Envy's professional therapists can provide services
designed to reduce symptoms associated with migraines, so you
experience lasting relief and peace of mind, as well as many
What Techniques Will Be Used?
Massage Envy's professional massage therapists integrate a variety of
techniques into their work. Depending on the severity of your
migraines or tension headaches, your therapist may utilize a Reflexology, Swedish massage, or
other methods that address your specific requests and needs.
Is There Lasting Relief?
Migraines and other types of headaches are one of the most
common complaints seen in the doctor's office today. The Mayo
Clinic recommends that patients with migraines spend at least a
half-hour each day doing something either relaxing or that involves
the relaxation of muscles. With a Massage Envy membership, you can
enjoy massages throughout the month at a low price. This is
particularly helpful for managing migraines and severe headaches,
as you can easily visit any of over 900 Massage Envy nationwide
locations prior to, during or after symptoms occur. If you have any
pressing concerns, please consult your doctor.
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