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How can massage help to treat migraines and headaches?

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Clinical trials haven’t shown convincing evidence that massage treats headaches. But it’s a great way to reduce stress and relieve tension. It especially helps with tightness of tender muscles, such as those in the back of the head, neck, and shoulders, and it boosts blood flow in those areas. For some people, massage may relieve headaches caused by muscle tension.

SOURCES:

Sun-Edelstein, C. , June 2009. Clin J Pain

Mauskop, A. , August 2012. Continuum

Lipton, R.B. , December 2004. Neurology

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Sun-Edelstein, C. , June 2009. Clin J Pain

Mauskop, A. , August 2012. Continuum

Lipton, R.B. , December 2004. Neurology

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 02, 2018

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