Migraines and Massage Therapy

You’d be surprised at how common migraines and headaches are. There are many reasons why people suffer from them, even here in Lacey WA, but we at Warwick Chiropractic and Massage can help you.

Migraines, once thought to be a vascular condition, are a neurological disease described as “an inherited tendency to have headaches with sensory disturbance. It’s an instability in the way the brain deals with incoming sensory information, and that instability can become influenced by physiological changes like sleep, exercise and hunger,” by neurologist Peter Goadsby, M.D. Migraines are characterized by pain, visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell, and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face. It is believed that as many as 39 million Americans are affected by migraines.

While receiving massage during an episode can vary in effectiveness depending on the client and cause of the migraine itself, many massage clients have found massage to be beneficial in reducing the amount of migraines they are experiencing and the severity of the episodes. Massage can help reduce the stress and tension that may trigger migraines in some patients. It may also be an effective relaxation tool once a migraine has begun to subside.

To see if massage may help you with managing your migraines, you can speak with a licensed massage therapist at Warwick Chiropractic & Massage in Lacey, Washington as well as your primary care physician to discuss symptoms and triggers.

Please call us and book a massage. Our massage therapists are all trained to help with headache and migraine problems and we are very confident we will get you some relief. Call us today 360 951 4504 and schedule a time convenient for you.

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