01590 624467

01590 623551

Top Tips to Relieve a Migraine

10th Sep 2019

Migraine is the third most common disease in the world and affects 1 in 7 people. It is estimated that the UK population loses 25 million days from work or school each year. If you suffer with migraines, then you know just how awful they can be.

Here are our 7 top tips to help prevent a migraine:

  1. Manage Stress

Since migraine headaches are more common during times of stress, finding healthy ways to cope with stress may help. Rather than looking for ways to squeeze more activities or chores into the day, find a way to leave some things out making time to do something you enjoy. It could be reading a book, having a cuppa with a friend or pursuing a hobby like yoga. Doing something you enjoy is a natural way to combat stress and at SenSpa we understand how busy life can get so we have created a bunch of half day and evening packages that it fits around you.


  1. Exercise regularly

A regular exercise routine can help reduce the overall number of migraines you experience, as well as the frequency of your symptoms. It decreases your sensitivity to pain because exercise releases endorphins-the feel good hormones made in the brain. Swimming and walking are great ways to fit in aerobic exercise. With the weather taking a turn for the worse, check out our facilities and retreat to the comfort of SenSpa.


  1. Sleep Well

Migraines are often triggered by a poor night's sleep and we know that a good night’s sleep is crucial for both our physical and mental health. Unwind at the end of the day with a soak in the bath whilst listening to a soothing playlist. Designed to soothe both the mind and body, SenSpa’s Sweet Dreams Bath Milk and Blissful Moment Body Balm help you to unwind, destress and float away into a restful night’s sleep.


  1. Meditate

Meditation exercises can ease your mind and your pain by helping you focus on the present moment as well as helping you foster a positive attitude. Deep breathing from your diaphragm can help you relax. Focus on inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply for at least 10 minutes every day. When you're done, sit quietly for a minute or two. You can do this whilst in the bath too.


  1. Try Yoga

Yoga poses and stretching can help reduce muscle tightness and tension in the head, neck, and shoulders. This is important because when these muscles are tight it can make migraine symptoms worse. Yoga helps loosen your muscles as well as helps to reduce stress. SenSpa has an exclusive selection of classes including Yoga available to our members to enhance every aspect of your physical and mental fitness. 


  1. Practice good posture

Poor posture such as hunching over a computer all day can strain your head, neck, and shoulder muscles, leading to a migraine. Check in with yourself throughout the day and notice your posture. Are your shoulders hunched? Is your spine straight? By making some adjustments to your posture, it may help reduce the frequency of your migraines. If you are feeling tight from sitting at a desk all day long, book yourself in for a massage. Our anti-stress massage focuses on the back and shoulders to relieve tension and tight muscles as well as helps you relax.


  1. Eat right

Eating well-balanced meals and getting enough fluids can help keep migraines away. Be sure to drink at least eight glasses of water every day and maintain a balanced, healthy diet by eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and protein. Why not take a break and let us look after you? Spend the day relaxing by the pool before your hour long massage to relieve you tight muscles, a delicious meal created from locally sourced, fresh ingredients and the best night’s sleep you’ve had in ages. We’ve got you covered…


Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the most effective ways to try to keep migraines at bay. By avoiding things you know that may set off a migraine and incorporating healthy habits, you can actually help to reduce the amount of migraines you experience. Making time for you is by far the most important thing you can do for yourself. Remember – you only have one body so it’s time to start looking after it.




Click on any image below to view some of the highlights of our award winning facilities.

Hydrotherapy Pool | SenSpa at Careys Manor Thai Herbal Poultice Massage | SenSpa at Careys Manor 14m UV Swimming Pool | SenSpa at Careys Manor Tai Chi Classes | SenSpa at Careys Manor Peace and Serenity | SenSpa at Careys Manor

  • “The only thing missing from this otherwise authentic experience, is the jet lag”.

    Sunday Times Travel

  • The SenSpa Health Club has become a second home to me! The staff are really friendly and I particularly enjoy the PT sessions - the social activities make it feel  more like a club than a gym!"


  • "Greeted with a friendly 'sawadeeka', snug white robe, slippers and a cup of hot Thai green tea, SenSpa guests are treated to an impressive two-floor hydrotherapy haven."


  • "Why fly to Thailand? Lose the spa miles and go to the New Forest instead. The authentic Thai influence sets SenSpa apart from other spas."

    The Good Spa Guide

  • "We are B-I-G fans of SenSpa‘s bodycare and haircare: unbelievably good value, and performance that rivals products 5, 6, sometimes 10 times the price.".

    The Beauty Bible

  • “The spa seems to have done wonders for my skin, which now feels fresh and super soft”.

    National Geographic Traveller

  • “The award-winning Thai spa is the highlight, featuring what I've found to be the widest range of spa experiences in Hampshire”. 

    The Telegraph

  • "Aim to spend a good part of the day in the spa – there’s so much to enjoy you’ll thank yourself for sacrificing a Saturday morning lie-in”. 

    Evening Standard

Special Offers & Wellness Tips Straight To Your Inbox

Join The SenSpa VIP Club


Our Awards & Accreditations

SenSpa Awards