migraine tips

There are many different types of headache, such as cluster headaches and migraine. However, the vast majority of headaches are caused by muscular tension with the pain ranging from mild to severe. Before rushing for the painkillers, try using a head massage, this is very effective treatment for tension headaches. It not only eases the pain, but can also help re-educate the body so that it has a more relaxed response to stress and does not automatically tense up.

The agonising pain associated with migraine has been reported for centuries. Whilst many studies have been performed, migraines are a poorly understood condition affecting millions. Massage therapy has long been described as a non-invasive way to manage pain and bring about some degree of relief for the migraine sufferer.

Migraine and Massage

Migraines can attack for a variety of reasons, including things like hormones, stress, hunger, weather changes, visual or auditory stimuli, change in sleep patterns, medications, certain smells, certain foods and additives or allergies.

Typically, migraines are treated with prescription medications. However, improper or prolonged use of medications can actually perpetuate the pain. The best treatment for migraines is promoting an optimal environment.

How Can Massage Help?

Massage, coupled with an in-depth look into lifestyle habits and environmental causes with positive actions to take control over triggers, can alleviate pain, decrease the duration or intensity of pain – even eliminate the migraine.

Headache treatments are best done with your partner and as touch is the language of lovers, enjoying massage with your partner will not only reduce or alleviate your headache but add another dimension to your relationship , becoming part of intimate exchange and a special way of spending time together.


  1. ive been searching forever for massage therapy scholarships but a lot of them are just for specific schools,,,,any help? thanks

  2. Hey.
    I am a 19 year old guy and I am gay.
    I am having a problem Lately with a guy. I have fallen head over heals for him. I really like him a lot but my problem is, id that I don’t know if he is gay or not. The moment I seen him I had feelings for him which have now grown into something that feels very special heart. When I see him my body just completely feels amazing and I feel so happy. Its the first time for a person to make me feel this way.

    Basically we met at university which I started in September, and we got on pretty well. We would talk and get on well, and we would spend some time together. I remember going to the uni cafe and when I finished foo he took the plate away for me so I didnt have to clean up. At that moment, I realised that this guy something special. He is just a lovely guy. After the first 5 weeks though are classes got split up and it was kinda hard, because I didnt have any other friends. And for months we werent so close, It was a hard time. i missed him during that time and yet my feeling that I had gained just became more.
    In the past few weeks we’ve been taking the same classes, but we havent been close like we used to, and its hard on me because of my feelings. Its really hard because he has made many friends and always hangs out with them, but I dont have any friends. Its another thing im dealing with trying to make more. I dunno if its a jealousy that he has many friends, and I don’t? Its just I feel a bit lonely and left out.
    I also feel a bit bad, because he had invited me out a few times, but I told him I was feeling tired and not in the mood, but its not him, its just I deal with migraine and I worry something would happen to me If I go out to a nightclub or something. Lights and noise are a trigger. I havent told him about this as I am a bit ashamed of it.
    Im confused, I dont know if he is gay or not. and I dont know how to ask him. He has mentioned before about girls or like if he is walking down the street he’d say shes hot. But lately He has been doing things to me. Last week he gave me back massages for 20 seconds and started touching my face. When I hi5 him he said it makes him sexually aroused. This isnt first time he has done this.
    When we first met he done massaging and grabbed my jaw looked me in the eye.
    Its quite unusual for another guy to act this way and do this to another guy. So Im confused to whether he has feelings for me or not.
    I dont know how to tell him my feelings or explain it to him? I dont know what to do? I really like him and could defo spend my life with him, I know that 🙂 Just Im worried he is screwing me around, Im worried im having these feeling but when In reality he is messing with me. Im worried im taking all this up wrong.

    Has anyone else experienced this ?, What advice do you have for me. I dont know what I should do ?

    thanks in advance

  3. Harriet W says:

    I am 34 years old and have had migraines since I was 18. I’ve had headaches as long as I can remember. I get a migraine if I don’t eat, high stress, that time of the month, during the summer heat and fall weather changes. Those I have noticed to be my triggers. I get light headaches almost daily that I just live with. The light headaches as I call them are just an annusance headache that come and go through out the day. I can function with them.
    When I get a migraine I take an Imitrex injection and most of the time they go away.
    Here’s my problem, I’m on day 8 of either a migraine or a different type of headache. It is left sided. My left side of the head feels like its going to burst. My eye socket is very sensitive.(this isn’t unusual though, even if I don’t have a headache it hurts)actually my whole left side of the face hurts to touch. I have alot of tension in my neck and shoulders(I have had tension for years). I can feel sharp pain at the temple region and the top of the left side of my scalp is sore to the touch.
    I take 100mg of topamax twice a day.(this med is reduce the frquency of migraines) 250mg of magnesium daily. 1 multivitamin daily. 40mg propranolol twice a day.

    Before I went on Topamax I used to get migraines almost daily. I have been on this medication for probably about 6-7 years.
    For the current headache the last 3 days I have taken Imitrex shot. Which would only lighten the headache. I have tried excederin migraine, vanquish, ibuprofen, and Valium. Nothing has worked.
    It will be real bad but then at times it lightens up, but then it comes on strong again. The weird thing is when I wake up in the morning i don’t have a headache! But within 15 minutes, it’s on!
    I have also been applying tiger balm to my neck and shoulder. I also use ice packs on my face.
    Over the years I’ve done bio feedback, chiropropractor(made me so much worse), physical therapy, accu puncture, I get frequent massages.
    I would just like to know if this could be a cluster headache, or tension headache, etc. And some advice on what you gyes do for headaches that last for days. And yes I know to contact my neurologist which I will do tomarrow because it is the weekend.
    I just want to know what other migraine and headache sufferers take? I feel like I have been a ginnea pig, I have tried numerous medications, and so many have not worked! And for me topamax has decreased them the most but it has a horrible side effect for me, my memory is horrible!! So please help. I understand what works for someone won’t work for you.
    I have had no recent changes in my life style. Just a little added stress at work. But nothing else has changed.
    Thank you for any responses.
    Yes I did Botox injections. They helped where the injections were given. It was weird because I’d have head and neck pains in weird spots where there was no Botox. But it did work in certain areas. Thanks.

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