Do you experience migraines? June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. If you’re looking to curb the pain associated with migraines and headaches, medical massage can help. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, we use different massage techniques to help headache and migraine sufferers feel better. If you’re looking to ease your headache pain, massage is one of the ways to go.
Massages can help relieve any tension you’re feeling if your head is pounding from a migraine or another type of headache. When you get a massage, it gives you a set amount of time where you don’t have to think about anything. Massage gives you a chance to completely relax and focus on the techniques Aruna is using to help you feel better. Having the time to relax can help decrease the pain associated with your headache.
Helps You Sleep
As you feel more relaxed after a massage, it can help you sleep better each night. Massages can help decrease stress by reducing the amount of cortisol in your body. High levels of cortisol are typically associated with high levels of stress. When you have less cortisol in your body, you may be able to sleep easier. As stress can also be a factor in headaches and migraines, the less stress you have in your life, the better.
Increase in Blood Flow
Another benefit of massage in preventing headaches and migraines is the increase in blood flow. When you have an increase in blood flow, it can help reduce the pain from a headache. When blood flow reaches the different tissues in your body, it cuts down on the amount of pain you feel. Massages allow different pathways in your body to open up and ultimately help you feel better.
Have a Deep Tissue Massage
One of the best massage types you can have for a migraine or a headache is a deep tissue massage. A deep tissue massage uses deeper touches compared to a relaxation massage. Aruna will also use firm pressure, which can help reduce the pain associated with your headache. Deep tissue massages work to ease the pain related to migraines and tension headaches.
Try Cupping Therapy
Another way you can relieve pain associated with headaches and migraines is through cupping therapy. Cupping therapy uses specialized cups that suction your skin up into the cup. Cupping therapy can be used on many different areas of the body, the face being one of the areas. Cupping also helps to stimulate the immune system and give it a boost, which can help you feel healthier.
Headaches and migraines can be an issue in living your life. When you turn to medical massage, it can help cut down on the number of headaches you experience. If you’ve felt like headaches and migraines have impacted your life, let medical massage help. Aruna has helped many people feel better with the help of massage. If you’re interested in minimizing the number of headaches you have, contact us today for your massage needs.