Ever wonder “Can massage help vertigo?” Vertigo is a condition where a person feels as though they or the objects around them are constantly moving when they are not. If you feel as though you are moving, it would be referred to subjective vertigo while if your surroundings are moving, it would be referred to objective vertigo. Many of us have experienced vertigo in a small way such as when you get up too fast or when you feel lightheaded. This would differ from individuals who suffer from the vertigo disorder because this feeling is constant for them. Some common symptoms could be nausea, headache/migraines, sweating, vomiting, loss of hearing and loss of balance. Vertigo is the most common type of dizziness and is considered to be a vestibular disorder and can affect people of all ages. Vertigo may be caused by the following conditions such as inner ear fluid balance; Meniere’s disease; inflammation or infection of the ear; Multiple Sclerosis; head and neck injury or altitude sickness.
Now that you know what it means, let’s focus on “Can massage help vertigo?” Frequent massages can help with vertigo because it can decrease tension in the neck and allow the arteries to “breath” better, allowing for more circulation. Though an overall massage is extremely beneficial, a massage could help with many other symptoms felt such as relieving headaches and migraines and helping with neck pain or discomfort. It would also provide deep relaxation and could help relieve more symptoms such as nausea, sweating and vomiting. Most of the massage would be performed on the head and neck area, as this would be the area of concern. The massage therapist would apply pressure to certain pressure points or trigger points to alleviate these symptoms. Depending on how severe your vertigo is, we would advise that you come in once a week to start then once you are feeling lasting relief from the massage, you could come for monthly massages to keep the symptoms at bay.