Migraine headaches are reduced by massage therapy

Maria Hernandez-Reif, John Dieter, Tiffany M Field, Bernard Swerdlow, Miguel A Diego

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Abstract

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.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Volume96
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

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Massage
Migraine Disorders
Headache
Serotonin
Sleep
Pain
Control Groups

Keywords

  • Massage therapy
  • Migraine
  • Pain
  • Serotonin
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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Migraine headaches are reduced by massage therapy. / Hernandez-Reif, Maria; Dieter, John; Field, Tiffany M; Swerdlow, Bernard; Diego, Miguel A.

In: International Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 96, No. 1-2, 01.12.1998, p. 1-11.

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Hernandez-Reif, M, Dieter, J, Field, TM, Swerdlow, B & Diego, MA 1998, 'Migraine headaches are reduced by massage therapy' International Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 96, no. 1-2, pp. 1-11.
Hernandez-Reif, Maria ; Dieter, John ; Field, Tiffany M ; Swerdlow, Bernard ; Diego, Miguel A. / Migraine headaches are reduced by massage therapy. In: International Journal of Neuroscience. 1998 ; Vol. 96, No. 1-2. pp. 1-11.
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