October 22, 2013 at 11:18 am #45829
I was wondering if anyone has experienced this: When I get a migraine, I always think that a good massage will help my muscles and nerve endings to relax. Well, a massage does just the opposite for me. So disappointed. It makes my migraines much worse. Does anyone know why this is?
October 25, 2013 at 1:15 pm #45924
Nancy Harris BonkModerator
For some people massage is a wonderful way to help alleviate muscle tension. Others are not as fortunate because some forms of massage may trigger a migraine attack.
I’m not exactly sure how this happens, but would suspect that deep tissue massage may irritate our muscles.
Have you tried cold or hear therapy when you have a migraine as a comfort measure? A cold compress on your forehead and the back of your neck may be very helpful during a migraine. Here are a few links for you to look into; https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-cold-and-hot-pack-recipes/ and https://migraine.com/complimentary-and-alternative-therapies/cold-therapy/.