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Migraine VS. Headaches

How do you know if you are having a migraine or a headache?
There symptoms can be very similar. Symptoms, such as location of pain, mild to severe symptoms, and sudden or gradual onset.

So how can you tell them apart?
Migraines tend have more symptoms and precursors before they actually occur.

Here are some of the differences between the two:

Migraine

• An Aura of vision loss or spots.
• Nausea or vomiting
• Sensitivity to light and sound
• Symptoms worsen with exertion
• Throbbing sensation

Headache

• No Aura change in vision
• No Nausea or vomiting
• Possible sensitivity to light and sound
• Symptoms do not worsen with exertion
• Pressure and tightness around head

Migraines/Headaches and Massage

With the onset of migraine symptoms, touch and pressure can increase pain. However, in between episodes massage therapy has proven to be an effective treatment. Decreasing the number of episodes, severity of symptoms, and feelings of anxiety or depression. Massage therapy promotes a better sleep and serotonin levels which help with anxiety and depression.

Tension headaches come from physical (over exertion or anatomical issues) or emotional stress that manifests in the muscles around your neck and head. Massage therapy focuses on relieving stress and tension, so it directly relieves symptoms and pain.

Did you know if you are having headaches or migraines your insurance or health savings account could pay for your massage therapy sessions?

Contact our office and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members! Schedule your appointment today, 859.443.4292!

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