5 Migraine Resources for Massage Therapists
According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraine is an extraordinarily prevalent neurological disease, affecting 39 million men, women and children in the U.S. and 1 billion worldwide.
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has resources to help massage therapists offer relief to clients with migraines, from the latest research to an in-depth online continuing education course.
1. New! Tackling Migraines Head-on | Massage Therapy Journal – To help your clients who get migraines, you’ll need to understand the condition and what massage therapy has to offer in terms of pain relief. Read on »
2. Helping Clients Manage Migraines | 3 CE Credits – Learn how massage therapy can help clients who suffer from migraines and the special considerations to keep in mind in this popular online CE course. Register now »
3. New! Research: Can Acupressure Relieve Migraine-related Nausea? – Nausea and vomiting are one of the diagnostic criteria for migraine. Find out if accupressure can help relieve migraine nausea. Read the research »
4. Client Handout: Massage + Migraine, Tension-type Headaches – Access a downloadable handout with research supporting massage for migraines to print out and share with your clients! Spread the word »
In-Depth Continuing Education for Massage Therapists
Helping Clients Manage Migraines | 3 CE Credits
Explore how clients with migraines can benefit from massage therapy, including information on how to educate yourself about migraines and how to market to this client base. When you finish this best-selling online CE course you will be able to:
Understand how and why to market the benefit of your services to clients with migraines.
Describe the phases, types, triggers and symptoms of migraines.
Describe different types of treatment for migraines.
List pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic considerations for massage therapy for clients with migraines.