If you or someone you know suffers from migraines then you know how debilitating they can be. Chronic pain that is associated with migraines begins to impede your ability to function at work, school and home, encroaching into every aspect of your life.
I became interested in working with migraine sufferers almost immediately after becoming licensed, committed to helping existing clients to develop peace within their bodies and improve their functioning in other areas of their life. Through various continued education classes, a case study, discussion and collaboration with other healthcare providers, and hundreds of massages, I have concluded that massage is in fact a helpful component in a migraine sufferer's wellness program. Just as important is stress management, and in most cases, primary care and/or neurological treatment (which most of my clients are already affiliated with).
Every migraine sufferer is different, as is their treatment. I take the time to speak with each new client about their particular case, to allow them the opportunity to share what has worked for them in the past, what hasn't worked, and to explain how massage may be helpful to them, as well as what the massage session(s) will consist of.
Holistic stress management is incorporated into each massage session, providing brief education on mindfulness, meditation, and mind-body connection. Clients are encouraged to incorporate techniques that may help to reduce their response to stress in effort of reducing the duration and/or frequency of migraines.
~Massage is not to be used in place of a doctor appointment or neurological treatment. All recommendations by existing healthcare providers, to include Primary Care Physicians and Neurologists should be followed, to include attending all appointments as scheduled and taking medications as prescribed.