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Question: Has anyone had success with reflexology for chronic migraines? Or any other therapies?

Asked by SynergyNutrition

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Hi Sonal,

There can be many reasons a person may suffer with chronic migraines and there is likely to be many influencing factors such as diet, lifestyle predisposition through genetic make-up and general approach to life. A detailed consultation offers the therapist greatest insight and provides the key to development of an individual treatment plan and regular feedback to keep on track as what works for one person may not work for another. It always important to know that the individual has approached there G.P. to to rule out any more serious underlying issues and be sure of correct diagnosis from which you can work from.

I have worked successfully with a number of clients that have reoccurring headaches/migraines and used a combination of treatments to alleviate symptoms and reduce frequency. I used both reflexology (working with meridian pathways and acupressure techniques accompanied by deep tissue massage which was both purposeful and effective. I always also accompany this encouragement and health promotion suggesting for the client to consider adopting daily general relaxation, meditation/creative visualisation techniques to bring about positive changes and encourage healthy habits and self-awareness in the future. I would also possibly consider a referral to a nutritional therapist too.

I always find it is never as simple as suggesting one therapy over another and in my experience combinations of treatments and self empowerment strategies bring the richest rewards all round. In conclusion reflexology has a role to play in relaxation and stress relief and assisting the body to expel toxins to bring the body closer to homeostasis, but it should never be advertised or promoted as a cure as we all respond differently. That is true of any therapy be it conventional, complementary or alternative.

I hope this is helpful


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One of my clients reduced migraines from 2 a month to twice a year and then none at all. I used Reflexology once a week initially, after 6 weeks stretched to twice a month and thereafter once a month for one year. Recommended minerals (particularly magnesium) and food allergy checks.


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Great to hear thanks


Hi Synergy,
Reflexology is an amazing treatment ~ I am a migraine sufferer and have found that reflexology and back & neck massages absolutely brilliant, they help get rid of the intensity of the headaches almost instantly, they have definately helped me and I hope they help you too :o)


i did a regular seated neck and shoulder massage at a school and a regular migraine sufferer their told me they experienced migraines a lot less frequently. i used a mix of zen shiatsu and indian head massage. based in high street kensington if thats any use.


I have recently treated a migraine client with reflexology and she reported back the next day that her head felt clearer than it had been in weeks :) so yes reflexology could help,it's worth a try :)


I have had great success with massage and migraines. Massage helps to relax the muscles around the neck as well as help with stress conditions, that could be causing the migraine. Also, I incorporate aromatherapy blends to the massage, so that it can help on a deeper level and help balance hormones if this is a migraine trigger.

Hope this helps :)



Hi, Hypnotherapy is great for deep relaxation and pain relief. I've treated many clients with chronic migraines. Here's a link to my website. Do feel free to contact me:


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Thank you Rebekah. I will look at your website and be in touch


I have worked with people suffering with headaches and Reflexology and i've had really good results. I haven't worked with migraine sufferers but the AoR were doing some research i believe, so it might be worth contacting them. Hope this helps

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Great. Thanks Mario!


Hi, I practice a meridian therapy called Tapas Acupressure Technique which is very good at healing the body at a deep level, it cured me of an auto-immune disease and has helped many chronic conditions. My website is and my new phone number is 0161 285 9168, ansaphone when out.


Hi, The Body Code System (which incorporates The Emotion Code) is a form of Energy Healing that I've used successfully to identify the energy knots that cause migraines and then release them. The modality allows me to establish what is causing the energy blocks so, for example, if some of the causes are linked to diet we can find out which foods are the culprits - remove the "bad energy" and also work on establishing why there is an intolerance in the first place. However, it isn't just focussed in this area, as it identifies and corrects issues in other areas such as structural, pathogens, emotions, circuits (including meridians and chakras) etc.

I've included below links to my my website and also that of the developer of the system (Dr Bradley Nelson) for your information.

Sessions can be carried out "at a distance" very successfully - I currently have clients across the USA as well as throughout the UK.

If you feel this is right for you I'd be happy to explain more.

Good luck in your search for a solution.



I suffered from Migraines really badly for years and tried lots of things like beta blockers, fever fue and then finally homeopathy. Homeopathy was amazing, I used to get migraines every month and it went from monthly to every few months then once a year and then now i can go years without having a migraine. I would highly recommend Homeopathy.



I suffered from Migraines really badly for years and tried lots of things like beta blockers, fever fue and then finally homeopathy. Homeopathy was amazing, I used to get migraines every month and it went from monthly to every few months then once a year and then now i can go years without having a migraine. I would highly recommend Homeopathy.



As mentioned below there are a variety of factors that cause migraines. From experience health conditions can be be brought about by our thought patterns - migraines in particular could come from a resistance to the flow of life and being hard on yourself. I treated a client who was suffering from migraines and insomnia and through meditation and other mental awareness techniques (to identify the thought pattern) the migraines lessened and eventually disappeared. The sessions were followed up by a Thai foot massage or Indian head massage to alleviate the symptoms and induce a state of balance. As with all treatments, there are some that you would respond well to and others that are not so of luck! x


On the topic of headaches / migraines, i suffered for years with headaches almost daily then by complete accident discovered i was allergic to sulphites which is a bad chemical found in tons of food and drink products. Maybe you could look into that.

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