Migraine & Headache Relief | Cold Stone Massage 

Experience Holistic Fusion | Your solution to Migraine Suffering.

Every migraine sufferer takes some form of medication to help them control pain. A remedy that many find effective, but not so many seek out, is massage. As a therapy, migraine massage can help relieve muscle spasms, it can improve blood flow and circulation, relieving tension and promoting relaxation. It has been shown to be helpful in bringing relief for both tension and vascular headaches.

This treatments soothes away the pressure build up in the head and neck. Using a set of cold marble stones which fit strategic positions on the head and neck to relieve migraine pressure and pounding pain, together with aromatherapy oils and foot reflex trigger points to complete the session. I use Vulsini Cold Stones for this treatment. 

 

The most favorable massage routine seems to be for deep tissue work in between migraine attacks. Because many migraine sufferers experience extreme sensitivity to touch, and many find any movement increases pain levels, deep tissue massage during an attack would be out of the question. However, light hand or foot massage during pain could help. It is thought that massaging these areas improves the circulation, helping to reduce pressure in the head which is often a contributory factor.

The most common types of migraines are:

  • Tension and stress

  • Hormonal Imbalance 

  • Environmental Agitation 

  • Food Allergies 

Top Reasons Why Massage May Help Migraines 

  • Muscle Spasms or Tension:  Massage in the neck and shoulder regions can help to relax taught bands of tissue, loosening  the sub-occipitals (those muscles attached to the base of the skull),  which cause pain through tension that travels up through the back of the head and into the eye areas.

  • Hormone Regulation:  Hormonal chemical changes often trigger migraines. Cortisol, commonly known as the stress hormone, can be controlled by massage therapy, which also increases endorphin production as well as stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system.

  • Decrease Trigger Point Pain: Neuromuscular therapy, also known as trigger point therapy, targets hyper-irritable, tender, tissue areas that can refer pain to other parts of the body.

  • Improved Circulation: Massage has been shown to increase blood flow, which in turn improves oxygen levels and can help reduce pain.

  • Head massages temporarily relieves head pain for some sufferers.

  • Massage is thought to relieve pain by releasing the chemical serotonin. Serotonin and migraines are believed to be related.

  • Massage may also block pain signals sent to the brain, which can help prevent migraines.

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