Who doesn’t like a nice, relaxing massage?
Massages have been found to be beneficial for people suffering from migraines. A 2006 study found that massages helped to reduce migraine frequency and improve sleep quality.
There are several mechanisms by which massages are thought to help.
Massage releases endorphins and reduces cortisol levels which promotes well-being and relaxation thereby reducing stress levels.
Massage can reduce muscle tension and ease pain at trigger points which play a role in the headache process. They can also decrease muscle spasms which may get triggered during a migraine.
If you think you might benefit from massage therapy for your migraines, call our office to schedule your appointment today!
By: Brooke Masilak, NP