In the United States alone, greater than 60% of the 45 million Americans who suffer from chronic headaches suffer from migraines. The disorder can be debilitating and typically results from high stress levels and/or lack of sleep. So it’s no wonder why so many people want to know how to get headache relief.
Massage has two roles when it comes to treating migraines and tension related headaches:
In a proactive role, therapists perform massage treatments on a regular basis to help the body maintain an optimal level of relaxation and stress-relief. This approach greatly reduces the chances of migraine attacks and tension headaches by relaxing muscle spasms and trigger points.
In a comfort role, massage is done to ease the pressure brought on during a migraine or tension related headache. By focusing on the neck, shoulders, and head, massage can decrease the pain and discomfort brought on by migraine or tension headaches.
A recent study by the University of Miami showed that massage therapy recipients exhibited fewer migraines and better sleep quality during the weeks they received massage. In addition they
felt better the three weeks following as well, compared to participants that did not receive massage therapy. Another study found that in adults with headaches, massage therapy decreased the occurrence of headaches, sleep disturbances and distress symptoms. Massage therapy, as a result, increases serotonin and dopamine levels, believed to play an important role in the regulation of mood, sleep and appetite.
I have lived with migraines for many years and it had just become a part of life – until I began to get massages from Madeleine. I was absolutely amazed to feel immediate relief. And when I stay on schedule I can now live MIGRAINE FREE!!!
Back in 2008 I was sent to 8 weeks of Physical Therapy for Fibromyalgia and migraines. In 2010, when I found Madeleine, she did more for me in the first hour than all 8 weeks of physical therapy did to help me. My out-of-pocket co-pays for that were more $ than I have spent with Madeleine in the first 6 months of time with her. I now see Madeleine or one of her very capable Therapists every other week.
When you go to MERCI Massage, you are in good hands. Our experienced massage therapists have been seeing clients since 1990 and know how to make your pain go away!
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