Having a headache is annoying and sometimes it is difficult for us to avoid. Mostly when we are under pressure, headaches appeared automatically. If it gets worse, we might faint due to the pain we felt.
A headache is a condition of mild to severe pain in the head. It can also attack at our upper back or neck. There are different types of headaches, but most of the time headaches brought on by stress, too long in front of the computer, noise, and others.
One of the main causes of headache is tension in the muscles of the neck, scalp, and jaw. We usually deal with it by taking some sleep or consume over-the counter aspirin to release our pain. However, can we do this at any place?
Obviously, we cannot sleep at the office or at the mall. In addition, we might run off aspirin when a headache strikes us.
Do not worry! The easiest way to handle headaches and we can do it everywhere is through massage. Massage is the practice of applying pressure or vibration to the soft tissues of the body, to heal injury, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, improve circulation and relieve tension.
When we suffer from a headache, we can help ourselves with self-massage. Simple and everybody can do it, either at work or at home.
Here are four easy massage techniques to heal our headache:
1. Eyes Area Massage
Close your eyes. Place your middle fingers to your eyes that are above cheekbones. Massage that area gently but firmly in a circular motion for 1 minute.
2. Eyes to Nose Massage
Using the thumb, go along the underside of eyebrows (along the bone on top of the eye socket). Feel where this bone meets the bridge of your nose and eyes and find a point where there is a small indentation. Very gentle pressure, press your thumbs into the points. You can do it four times by holding and press that area for 10 seconds in each press.
3. Neck Massage
Massage a point where you can feel it by moving the middle fingers of your hands to the back of your head and feel the base of your skull. Especially, at the tops of your neck that meets the base of your skull. Massage for a minute using fingertips gently in a circular movement.
4. Scalp Massage
Let your palms of your hands massage your scalp on the top of your skull for a minute gently.
Once you have done all those massages, start taking a deep breath. Lift your shoulders towards your ears for five to 10 seconds to relieve remaining pain, and then let them drop back down into their natural position.
You are going to feel better when you can do that a couple of times. Your massage will relieve your headache and your head will feel less weighty.