How Massage Reduces Migraines and Headaches
Massage therapists have known for years that working the occipital region can help to relieve migraines and headaches. In recent years the medical community has been doing studies to investigate the effects of electrical stimulation to the occipital nerve for the relief of migraines. Their studies found that when the occipital nerve is interrupted by an electrical impulse it can help to relieve the pain of migraines. The truth, however, is that this is nothing to the world of massage therapists. To take it a step further, massage therapists can achieve similar results without the use of invasive surgery and Frankenstein-type equipment.
Massage clients report relief from migraines about 80% of the time when massage therapy is applied in the occipital region. Massage is much less of an invasive technique, and it is safe to assume it is also much safer than implanting a stimulating electrical device near the nerve. Massage technique focus on specific trigger points to relieve tension as opposed to using a device that delivers electrical stimulation to relieve trigger points. The techniques produce similar results without the risks involved with invasive surgery. The techniques can be applied almost anywhere on the body and for more than just the relief of migraines. It seems like massage therapy techniques are similar to the electric device that the medical community wants to surgically implant. Invasive surgery and implanting foreign objects in the body always carries with it an element of risk. Wouldn’t this be much safer and portable because it can be carried in your pocket or purse and used when needed?
Massage therapy relieves migraines without needles or invasive surgery.
Individuals suffering from migraines should not feel that they are confronted with an either/or decision. The medical community and contemporary medical research demands out respect. At the same time, the alternative health community has much to offer as well has much to offer. It is important to stay abreast of medical research in both traditional and alternative health research. This new procedure with the surgically implanted device should be available very soon. It is going to be recommended for patients that have not experienced relief with any other types of treatment. Migraine sufferers need to know that massage therapy may take care of the problem. This is a common sense approach before taking the step of an invasive surgical procedure.
If you suffer from migraine headaches, perhaps you can find relief by incorporating regular massage into your routine.
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