Is Reflexology a Good Treatment for Migraines?

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More and more people are choosing reflexology when they want to treat migraines. This holistic healing therapy is intended to promote wellness throughout the body and can be an effective treatment for migraines and is capable of easing their severity significantly. At Faye Pattison, we can provide reflexology treatments at our fully-equipped clinic in Chelmsford.

What is reflexology?

An ancient Chinese practice, reflexology has been used for many years to treat various health conditions. As well as treating headaches and migraines, it can also be used to address pain and inflammation, respiratory conditions, and digestive problems. The treatment involves applying gentle pressure to the hands or feet to stimulate the body’s energy pathways. This is intended to remove any energy blockages and restore balance, helping to improve health and well-being.

How does reflexology help with migraines?

The pressure points associated with your head, face, and neck, which are the spots that hurt during a migraine attack, are on the tips of your feet. Massaging them using the right techniques can help to reduce the pain you’re experiencing. Reflexologists believe that massaging the tips of your toes can help to relax the frontal sinus. A migraine often comes in the form of sinus pain which can manifest on the forehead, between the eyes, or around the cheeks.

For pain around the eyes which isn’t sinus-related, apply pressure between the middle and second toes. Pain around the eyes is extremely common during a migraine attack, so pressing these pressure points can help to bring relief. Between the second toe and the middle toe, there’s a pressure point that relates to your eyes. If the pain is more generalised around the head, apply gentle pressure on the centre of your big toes, right around the knuckles.

Is reflexology safe for treating migraines?

Reflexology is a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical way to treat migraines, which means that it’s very safe. The treatment doesn’t cause many side effects. Since you’re likely to feel relaxed afterwards, you may feel a bit lightheaded. It’s also possible you’ll feel slightly tender or feel the need to pass urine more often.

What other complementary therapies are there for migraines?

Reflexology isn’t the only complementary therapy that can help to relieve the symptoms of a migraine. You could also try massage, acupuncture, or dry needling. We provide all these treatments and many others here at Faye Pattison Physiotherapy. If you’re not sure what treatment is right for you, discuss your options with our team. We’ve helped many people ease their migraines over the years, building a fantastic reputation for our professional and compassionate service.

Contact us

To book reflexology in Chelmsford or any other of the treatments we provide, get in touch today. Call us on 01245 901170, email us at or send us a message via the website. Our friendly team are ready and waiting to tell you more about how we can help reduce or even eliminate your migraines completely.