Can a Massage Chair Help with Migraines?
More than 39 million Americans live with migraines, according to the American Migraine Foundation. Across the world, one billion people suffer from migraine disease.
If you’re one of the millions battling migraines, you know how challenging it can be to find relief. You may have heard that massage therapy can help with headache pain, but is this true? Can a massage help with migraines?
Effects of Massage on Reducing Headaches
If you’re struggling to find relief from migraines, you may be looking for alternative ways to kick the pain to the curb. A relaxing massage can help with headaches in many ways, and having a massage chair in your home makes it convenient to get relief whenever you need it.
But what are the benefits of massage therapy for migraines?
Here’s how massage can help reduce your headaches:
Eases Muscle Tension
Headaches and migraines are often the results of muscle tension in the neck, shoulders or back. Massage can help reduce that tension, which is the root cause of the headache.
Massage chair rollers can help stretch tense muscles and increase muscle elasticity to help alleviate and prevent tension that can lead to headaches.
Research has confirmed the tension-relieving effects of massage, which can help with headaches as well as muscle recovery.
Easing muscle tension can also help combat stress, which may contribute to migraines.
Massage can also help with headaches by improving circulation. Better blood flow means more oxygen is pushed through the body, which can alleviate pain and help with healing.
Research has shown that massage can help improve circulation, and these results can last for several days. Using a massage chair regularly can extend this effect and potentially keep headaches and migraines at bay.
Improved circulation has other beneficial effects that extend beyond headache relief. It can help:
- Support heart health
- Keep your brain sharp
Best Massage Chairs for Migraines
You know that massage can help with migraines, but which massage chairs will work best for this purpose? Let’s look at some of our top chairs for migraine relief.
The Certus is one of our best massage chairs for migraines. The S- and L-track massage function targets the shoulders, neck and upper back as well as the lower spine. With greater coverage, this massager can help get rid of tension that may be causing your migraines.
There are also 11 built-in wellness programs and zero gravity seating to take pressure off your spine.
The Certus only requires 0.2” of clearance to get into a reclining position, so it works well even in small spaces.
With so many wellness programs and rollers that cover key areas contributing to migraines, this chair is an excellent option for anyone suffering from migraines.
The Super Novo is the best massager for migraines if you’re looking for an advanced and luxurious chair. Equipped with 3D and 4D massage programs, this chair will target the areas that are more likely to cause tension headaches. The unibody track covers up to 60% more of your back than a conventional massage chair.
The Super Novo has more than 38 automatic wellness programs, acupressure functions and dual lumbar heating. Zero gravity seating can also help relax your back, neck and shoulders to help keep headache pain away.
Practical, reliable and feature-rich, our Quies chair is a great choice for shoppers who may be more budget-conscious. Quies offers S- and L-track massage to cover your neck, shoulders and your entire spine. Lumbar heating and zero gravity seating help melt away tension and pain that may be contributing to your headaches.
And with built-in Bluetooth speakers, you can slip into a total state of relaxation.
A massage chair can offer the same benefits as massage therapy for headache and migraine relief. These three chairs come equipped with features to help target areas that are known to cause tension headaches. Massage programs, lumbar heating and zero gravity seating can all work together to help melt away tension and stress that may be contributing to your headache pain.