Migraine headaches are reduced by massage therapy
Abbreviated Journal Title
Int. J. Neurosci.
migraine; massage therapy; pain; stress; serotonin; BIOFEEDBACK-ASSISTED RELAXATION; MIDDLE CEREBRAL-ARTERY; BLOOD-FLOW; VELOCITY; SUMATRIPTAN; Neurosciences
Twenty-six adults with migraine headaches were randomly assigned to a wait-list control group or to a massage therapy group, who received two 30-minute massages per week for five consecutive weeks. 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.
International Journal of Neuroscience
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