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:
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 results in increases of serotonin and dopamine levels, believed to play an important role in the regulation of mood, sleep and appetite.
I have been going to MERCI Massage since 2014. MERCI has tailored a non-medicinal program for my chronic pain. I had been suffering from headaches since the age of five, and migraines thereafter, over 60 years of chronic pain. During my weekly visits, my therapist and I discuss my progress and adjust my program according to the results from the previous visit.
I suffered from migraines since 7th grade. I am 47. I’ve been with MERCI Massage for 10 years now. I used to get 8-12 migraines every month. I would take Darvocets. They wouldn’t take the migraine away fully, but would dwindle them down to a headache. When I am consistent with my bi-weekly massages, I have no migraines. Living migraine free and drug 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.
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!!!
When you go to MERCI Massage, you are in good hands. Our experienced massage therapists have been seeing clients since 1997 and know how to make your pain go away!
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