I can help.
I spent most of my childhood feeling powerless to help my mother with her migraines. When I became a massage therapist, I finally began amassing the tools I would have needed to help her if she hadn’t already discovered her triggers years before and been migraine free for a couple decades.
I’ve spent years studying headaches and know that migraines cannot be treated as if they’re just a really bad headaches (because they are not); they’re a neurological disorder. When you have a migraine, you feel intense pulsating or throbbing pain on one side of your head that limits or impairs normal activity. It’s often intensified by physical exertion. To be considered a migraine, these symptoms must be accompanied by nausea and at least one of the following: sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, and/or sensitivity to smell. Through a combination of massage, bodywork, aromatherapy, trigger identification, and stress reduction, you and I can work together to reduce both the intensity and the frequency of your migraines.
*Note: If you have headaches that fit this description, you NEED to have them diagnosed by a doctor because many very serious conditions can mimic the pain patterns of migraines. While the more serious conditions are fairly rare, it really is a case of better safe than sorry. As a responsible massage therapist, I won’t work on your migraines if you haven’t been diagnosed. This is because, in many cases, headache massage will make these serious conditions worse.