Migraine Relief

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Migraine headache symptoms

  • severe throbbing on one side of the head

 

  • nausea/vomiting

  • extreme sensitivity to light and sound

 

  • visual disturbances: auras, flashes of light, blind spots 

  • pain that lasts for days

Headache

What causes migraines?

  • stress

 

  • hormones

 

  • structural imbalances

  • head injuries

  • food allergies 

How do Myofascial Release Therapists treat migraines?

  • sub-occipital release: hands are placed under the client's neck, and slowly curl under their skull with slight decompression.

 

  • cranial release techniques: hands are placed on the various small bones of the client's head, face, and jaw with gentle, sustained compression.

 

  • balancing the pelvis: the therapist accesses the client's sacrum and hips for structure imbalances, which can cause spinal compensations near the head and neck.      

How does MFR help migraines?

Myofacial Release opens-up space in the connective-tissue (fascia), which frees-up trigger points, entrapped nerves blood vessels, and the endocrine system (hormonal system); therefore, allowing the body to return to homeostasis.


When someone receives MFR treatments for migraines, they experience longer periods of time without a migraine flare-up. 

 

Relaxation

Migraines cause blood vessels to swell and nerves to mis-fire

Myofascial Release reduces inflammation in the head, and frees up the nerves in the neck.

 

Releasing tension in your cranium and neck introduces your body to what it feels like to be at peace, and this feeling becomes more instilled every treatment.