The Migraine Relief Centre wrote how massage can release endorphins, increase serotonin levels, reduce sleep disturbances, and relieve stress. Paired with relaxation techniques and stress management, massages can eliminate physical and emotional tension. All of this can result in fewer migraines and symptom relief.

Here are a few types of massage you could add to your pain management toolbox:

  • Deep Tissue Massage Therapyuses firm pressure to reach the deeper skin tissues and underlying layers of muscle. This massage type can help you relax but could actually worsen the migraine if the pain has already started.
  • Craniosacral Therapyfocuses on your skull and scalp and can soothe the nerve endings to help alleviate your headaches.
  • Reflexologystimulates zones in the feet to bring relief from pain in head areas. Many migraine sufferers find this helpful, as well as massage of the hands and fingers.
  • Neuromuscular Massage(also known as trigger…

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