The Benefits of Massage for Migraines

Migraines are some of the worst pain a person can experience, and when they become a chronic issue, they can reduce the quality of your life. 

If you’re suffering, massage for migraines may help you find relief. 

In this blog,  Emerge Medical and Well Spa discusses the benefits of massage for migraines and explains what to expect during your migraine massage at our Tulsa locations. 

What are Migraines?

A migraine is a type of severe headache that may include nausea, dizziness and neck pain.  A person may experience an “aura” or other visual disturbances before the onset of symptoms. Migraines may last anywhere from a couple of hours to a few days. 

The causes of migraines are not widely understood, but known triggers may include hormonal changes in women, alcohol or caffeine, lack of sleep and stress. 

Massage for Migraines

Massage is a gentle, non-pharmacological option for migraine relief. Because triggers for migraines can include stress and muscle tension in the shoulders and neck, massage can provide relief through it’s relaxing effects. 

During one study involving migraine sufferers, after receiving weekly massages, participants “exhibited greater improvements in migraine frequency and sleep quality during the intervention weeks and the 3 follow-up weeks” when compared to control groups that did not receive weekly massages. 

Migraine Massages at Emerge Tulsa

The migraine massage at Emerge Tulsa is a 45-minute treatment. During your massage, your therapist will use a mixture of cold marble stones and peppermint essential oil placed along pressure points in the face and neck to help relieve tension and pressure. Your therapist will also incorporate stretching to relieve tension in your occipital muscles.

This treatment may be a great fit for you if:

  • You suffer from frequent or occasional migraines 
  • You experience tension headaches
  • You’re seeking stress relief

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Schedule a Massage at Emerge Tulsa

Emerge offers several different types of massage, depending on your unique needs and goals. You deserve to feel your best, and we’d love to schedule you for one of our specialized massages. We are a complete medical and wellness spa with 3 locations in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area. Contact us today to schedule!