Massage has been proven to ease the pain associated with headaches because it improves blood circulation to the area. When applied in the right manner, it can also lessen feelings of stress and anxiety, both of which are causes of headaches. As such, it is considered as both preventive and palliative treatment.
If you suspect that your headache is caused by muscle tension in your face and scalp, you can massage the tension away. You will experience less pain, and perhaps even enjoy pain-free days ahead. Find a cool and quiet space, and avoid things that can trigger or worsen your headache, such the smell of perfume, loud noises, and bright lights.
Perform deep breathing exercises for a few minutes to increase oxygen supply to your body. Let your hands relax; gently shaking them or massaging your fingers and palms can do the trick. Place the pads of your fingers of both hands on your temples – one hand on each side. Place the thumb of each hand on each side of your cheekbones. Apply gentle pressure and move your fingers in small circles.
Move your fingers upwards until they meet in your forehead’s middle. Massage your entire scalp and forehead while doing so. Be sure to apply very firm pressure using small circular motions.
Keep your shoulders and neck as relaxed as possible. When these are tense, your headache can worsen.
For more tips, you can make regular visits at any Healthpointe clinic, such as the Anaheim Headache clinic, which is also near Fullerton, Placentia, Villa Park, Buena Park, Cypress, Cerritos, and Garden Grove. You will be provided with other methods in keeping the duration, frequency and intensity of your headaches significantly less, if not cure it for good.
Come and visit any of our Healthpointe clinics, such as the one at Garden Grove, which also accepts patients from Stanton, Santa Ana, and Westminster, for more information about effective headache management.
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