While there is no direct evidence that massaging the feet can help to relieve migraines, some people may find that foot massage helps to alleviate tension and promote relaxation, which can in turn help to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.
Here are some steps you can follow to massage your feet for potential migraine relief:
Sit in a comfortable position and elevate your feet slightly.
Apply a small amount of massage oil or lotion to your hands and rub them together to warm them up.
Use your thumbs to apply pressure to the bottom of your feet, starting at the heel and working your way up to the toes. Use a circular motion and apply gentle pressure.
Focus on specific areas of tension, such as the arch of the foot or the ball of the foot, and apply more pressure as needed.
Use your fingers to gently stretch and massage the toes, working from the base of the toes to the tips.
Continue massaging the feet for several minutes, or until you feel a sense of relaxation and tension relief.