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Migraines can affect quality of life

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If you suffer from migraines, they can affect quality of life and be really debilitating putting your life on hold when one strikes. The symptoms of a bad migraine can be anything from dizziness, and feeling sick to sensitivity to bright lights and if experienced on a regular basis, can become a vicious circle unless you identify the trigger signals for the start of a migraine.

I recently treated one customer, with an Indian head massage. She had started a new job and had never experienced migraines before until she realised that when she became stressed, the early symptoms of a migraine would start.  

Her migraines were giving her cluster headaches and after speaking to her as part of the first free consultation, I suggested that she try an Indian head massage.  

Indian head massages do not always work for everyone, but can be a quick fix if your migraines come in short bursts and you need instant relief. The benefits of this type of massage include to detox, destress or even a feeling of rejuvenation if you are relaxed and can switch off for an hour.

The customer was having bad cluster headaches on the day of treatment, and it was key to help her unwind initially, but then identify any knots of tension in her neck and shoulders contributing to the tension. By gently massaging these tension areas first and then moving onto the head massage, part of the massage technique involves placing one palm of your hand on the back of their head and one on the forehead, and then pressing slightly (almost like a form of reiki) which radiates heat to the source of the pain.

After an hour of massage, the customer was extremely relaxed and said that her migraine wasn’t as intense as when she had arrived. The combined effect of reiki from my hands and massaging the knotted tension had made an impact. The customer made the decision to leave their stressful job in the weeks after the treatment, but did not experience as intense a migraine again. When the migraines had come back, they were more manageable and did not affect quality of life.

If you are a migraine sufferer, whether that’s experiencing them for the first time or for several years perhaps, book in for your free consultation where we can discuss the best massage techniques to use.  My overall aim is always for the customer to leave my spa room with a happier contented mindset and not still in pain and discomfort.

Sometimes, one session can be enough or a series of sessions are required to keep the condition manageable but if the pain ever gets worse, then that particular treatment just isn’t for you and a different remedy can be sought.

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