There is no doubt that it is no fun if you suffer from migraines.
Not only the debilitating pain and varying symptoms of the actual migraine but then the migraine ‘hangover’ can leave you not feeling your best for even longer.
I have seen many clients for help with migraines, all with different symptoms and varying ages, some with very obvious triggers, some with seemingly no pattern.
This is where the beauty of reflexology comes in.
Reflexology for Migraines
Consider your body like an onion, with your migraine is in the middle.
Each reflexology session peels off a layer of the onion, to get closer to the actual symptom. The tough outer layer may take a little time to remove but once that gets released each layer comes away easily.
The layers may be physical, emotional or mental.
Medication generally puts a band aide on the symptom, suppressing the pain and letting you get on with your life but unless you address the cause you will not be migraine free.
Reflexology works to help your body solve the puzzle by unraveling the layers of clues and over time, heal itself.
It is for this reason reflexologists do not have to know exact causes of your ailment.
Given your symptom they will start to work relevant reflexes but perhaps something unexpected will present itself along the way and call for work; another layer unraveled.
We can understand from this how reflexology can help with chronic issues, happily it can also help with prevention of the migraine when you feel one coming on.
The ear lobes, finger and toes hold the reflexes for the head and brain.
The easiest place to work is the earlobe; you can subtly work them anytime, anywhere. Use gentle squeezing pressure between first finger and thumb placed either side of the lobe. Sit in a chair and lean forward resting your elbows on your knees while you work to avoid arm fatigue.
If you can work both ears at once that is best but not essential.
This should be done for at least 10 minutes or longer until you feel the headache going away.
Does it seem like a long time?
Better spend that time now than have your migraine symptoms for the next day or more.
Other Factors to Consider
I also believe that not drinking enough water can attribute to chronic migraines. When asked how much clients drink the answer is invariably not enough pure, simple water.
I always recommend my clients read Dr. F. Batmanghelidj’s book “Your Body’s Many Cries for Water” and also visit his website for more information.
And you can also visit my website as well, or give me a call for any questions you may have.