Headaches and Massages

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    Jun 14, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    I have a question that maybe some of you might be able to help with. Recently I have gotten a couple of massages and some times with in the hour of my massage ending I end up with a migraine. Now I have been to the doctor and blood pressure is fine, and so is everything else. My question is, is this normal for some?
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    Jun 14, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    some massages can do that to you, it just depends on how heavy of a massage you get, if this happens frequently, next time you go for one ask them to take it extra lightly on you. The loosening of your muscles can result in migraines
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    Jun 15, 2012 3:53 AM GMT
    cool thanks for the info.
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    Jun 17, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    Drink a lot of water after the massage. Massage releases toxins from your muscle fibers that need to be flushed out so they don't build up again. Staying dehydrated will cause them to build up and cause pain.
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    Jun 17, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    Thanks, I'll do both on my next one, we will see it that helps.
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    Jul 27, 2012 1:47 PM GMT
    Hey, I'm a a massage therapist. Paul is right-- drink lots of water. You're probably getting chemical headaches from the toxins being released. And if you're going to consume alcohol later? Even MORE water or the next day you will have a wicked hangover!
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    Jul 27, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    teamzissou saidHey, I'm a a massage therapist. Paul is right-- drink lots of water. You're probably getting chemical headaches from the toxins being released. And if you're going to consume alcohol later? Even MORE water or the next day you will have a wicked hangover!
    Sooooo true! I found that out the hard way. icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 30, 2012 8:52 AM GMT
    teamzissou saidHey, I'm a a massage therapist. Paul is right-- drink lots of water. You're probably getting chemical headaches from the toxins being released. And if you're going to consume alcohol later? Even MORE water or the next day you will have a wicked hangover!


    Most scientist say the "toxins" theory is total BS. It is usually lactic acid build up in the muscles draining. Drink water with lemon and eat an apple or two. The malic acid in apples will help metabolize the lactic acid. If you don't like apple you can buy it in pill form.icon_idea.gif Also you might be rising too fast after the massage. After it's done stay down for a few minutes. Get up slowly.
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    Aug 31, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    Whenever I have a headache I put an ice pack on the affected area. Don't know if it would work for a migraine though.