Regular massage therapy can play an important role in reducing the risk of onset of a migraine, and can help address the pain and intensity from migraines that have already started. Massage therapy can relieve muscle tension, increase circulation, reduce stress, ease pain, and help with sleep.  If you suffer from migraines, we can help!

MIGRAINE HEADACHES

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Many people suffer the debilitating effects of migraine headaches.  Migraines generally involve painful throbbing on one side of the head, and are differentiated from regular headaches because they can also include nausea, vomiting, disturbed vision, and sensitivity to light, sound and sometimes smells.  Migraines can last anywhere from 4-72 hours, and can be as frequent as twice a week.

 

Although the causes of migraines are not fully understood, there are some common triggers, which include stress, medication, sleep patterns, changes in weather, allergies, food and food additives, and hormonal changes.

 

Unfortunately, there is no cure for migraines, and treatments vary person to person. Generally, maintaining some healthy lifestyle habits can be key to preventing the onset of a migraine. These include reducing stress and anxiety, drinking enough water, getting enough restful sleep, avoiding any foods that trigger a migraine, and exercising regularly.

If you suffer from migraine headaches, massage is an effective tool to manage your symptoms.  Contact us for more information on how we can help you...

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