Get to know more about Migraines

Updated: Sep 10, 2019




What is Migraines


Migraines are headaches that are often very painful and may last a few hours or even a few days. Head throbbing along with sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, dizziness and aura may be experienced. Migraines can be triggered by different things depending on the person and variousforms of treatment will be effective for different people, depending on severity and cause of the migraine.









Some common migraine triggers


Migraine can be triggered by different causes, some of them include:

  • Stress

  • Hormonal changes 

  • Drug/Alcohol use 

  • Weather change

  • Sleeping patterns 

  • Certain foods or drinks 


Track your migraine pattern


It may be helpful to keep track of when migraines occur so that you can determine what may be triggering the migraines or whether there is a pattern to the migraine episodes. 


How to prevent migraine

  • Have a regular eating schedule and stay well hydrated 

  • Minimise stress by learning stress-relief techniques or avoiding stressful situations 

  • Get enough sleep each night 

  • Exercise regularly but don’t push yourself too much 

  • Avoid loud noises and bright lights 

What might help to alleviate migraine

  • Medication 

  • Natural remedies 

  • Dry needling or massage therapy 








How massage therapy can help migraine


Massage therapy helps to reduce pain, tension and stress as well as promote relaxation and healing. Massage is a great option for migraine relief as it is healthy and effective. It can also promote overall wellbeing by relieving stress and tension. Different massage techniques may be used by your therapist depending on what is appropriate for you. 




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