Migraine Headaches - International Journal of Neuroscience

Migraine Headaches - International Journal of Neuroscience

Migraine Headaches - International Journal of Neuroscience

Clinical Study: Migraine headaches are reduced by massage therapy.

Research:

Twenty-six adults with migraine headaches were randomly assigned to a wait-list control group or to a massage therapy group, and received two 30-minute massages per week for five consecutive weeks.

Results:

The massage therapy subjects reported fewer distress symptoms, less pain, more headache free days, fewer sleep disturbances, and they showed an increase in serotonin levels.

Link to Study
Hernandez-Reif, M., Dieter J., Field, T., Swerdlow, B., & Diego, M. (1998). Migraine headaches are reduced by massage therapy. International Journal of Neuroscience, 96, 1-11.