Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Complementary Medicine

Can Massage Therapy Relieve Migraine Pain and Tension?



Will massage therapy help relieve the pain and tension of a migraine headache?


Many patients find that massage therapy is very helpful for migraine headache prevention. Migraines are triggered by so many potential things. Often tense muscles can be a potent trigger. Chiropractic or osteopathic manipulation, as well as acupuncture, are also very helpful for the prevention of migraines. The key is to have your treatment regularly...usually every 2-4 weeks, depending on the treatment and the severity and frequency of the headaches. 

For more information:

Go to the Complementary Medicine health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Tanya I Edwards, MD, MEd Tanya I Edwards, MD, MEd
Formerly, Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University