Not all types of massage will be suitable for all migraine sufferers or all types of migraine headache. Deep tissue massage, for instance, may actually worsen the migraine if the pain has already started.
If you decide to seek massage therapy, it’s important to remember that it should never take you beyond your comfort levels. Particularly with deep tissue massage, if you feel yourself tensing up or your heart starts racing, the effect is likely to be counter-productive. Don’t be afraid to ask the therapist to ease up, reduce pressure, or stop altogether.
Neuromuscular Massage believed by some practitioners to reduce nerve compression, the therapist targets specific spots within a muscle that are sensitive or painful to touch. This type of massage is also known as trigger point massage. Neuromuscular and Swedish Massage is one of the best massage treatment for migraines.
For some people, massage is not recommended. Those with varicose veins, anyone with a recent sprain or fracture, any nerve injuries or recent radiation or chemotherapy are not suitable. Pregnant women should also consult their doctor before undergoing massage. For most other migraine headache sufferers, it is a viable and potential alternative, or additional, source of pain relief.
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