Living with persistent conditions like migraines and chronic pain can be debilitating, but massage therapy can help in the following ways:
Reducing Muscle Tension
Migraines are often associated with tension in the head, neck and shoulders, and massage therapy can help to release this tension, which can in turn reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines.
Chronic pain in other areas of the body is often related to muscle tension as well, and massage therapy can help to release this tension, which can in turn reduce pain.
Massage can increase blood flow to the head for migraines, or any other area of the body where you are suffering from chronic pain, which can help to reduce inflammation and pain associated with your condition.
Stress is a common trigger for both migraines and chronic pain, and massage therapy can help to reduce stress levels by promoting relaxation and reducing muscle tension.
Many people who suffer from migraines and chronic pain have trouble sleeping, and massage therapy can improve sleep quality by relaxing the body and mind.
Massage therapy can also improve mood and reduce feelings of depression and anxiety that often accompany migraines and chronic pain.
Improving Range of Motion
Massage therapy can also help to improve range of motion by releasing muscle tension, which can be beneficial for those with chronic pain caused by conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other chronic pain conditions.