Almost everyone experiences a headache at some point — the stresses of everyday personal and work life can do that to you. When you have a headache, you’ll likely experience pressure or aching in your head. But have you ever had a headache so intense that the pain was accompanied by nausea, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light and sound?
This is called a migraine.
It’s Not Just a Bad Headache
According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world and affect over 39 million men, women, and children in the U.S. alone. People who have never experienced a migraine have a difficult time discerning the difference between this intense neurological disease and headaches. Migraines can present incapacitating symptoms, throughout the four stages of migraines, including the prodrome, aura, attack, and post-drome.
When pain strikes, the need for instant relief is common. Many people turn to over-the-counter and prescription pain medications to temporarily mask the symptoms of a migraine. While there are several migraine triggers, changes in sleep and physical factors lead those affected to the hands of professional massage therapists.
Massage therapy helps relieve tension headaches and chronic migraines by focusing on tense areas of the body that could be contributing to the illness. Not only can the services at SV Massage, such as a deep tissue massage in Cherry Hill, NJ, help to relieve migraine pain, but it can decrease its duration and limit their recurrence. Some benefits massage therapy has on migraines include:
- Improves circulation
- Relieves muscle tension & spasms
- Reduces pain from trigger points
- Relaxes tension in the muscles of the head, shoulders, and neck.
Are chronic migraines keeping you from participating in day to day activities? Massage therapy may be your best solution. The professionals at SV Massage will work with you to understand the type of pain you are experiencing and recommend a therapeutic massage in our Cherry Hill, NJ, office that is best for you and your situation. Let our massage therapists relieve you of symptoms associated with chronic migraines with personalized techniques. Call 609-736-2312 today!