15 May Massage Your Way Out of Headaches
At some point in our lives, we all experience headaches. They are unwanted painful nuisances that sometimes get so bad that it puts a stop to our day entirely.
Whether your headaches are caused by stress, dehydration, noise, or muscle tension in the neck, scalp, or jaw etc., these mild to severe pains are unfortunately inevitable.
Thankfully, there are many ways to find relief from headaches that does not require consuming over the counter pain relievers. For those who do not want to take pain relievers or find themselves without them, you can try the following 4 massage techniques to rid yourself of these annoying pains.
Eyes Area Massage. First, close your eyes. Place your middle fingers to the spot under your eyes and above your cheekbones. Massage that area firmly but gently in circular motions for 1 minute.
Eyes To Nose Massage. Run your thumb along your orbital bone (the bone atop your eye socket, under your eyebrows). Feel where this bone meets the bridge of your note and eyes and find the small indentation there. Using a mild amount of force, press your thumb into the points. Press and hold this area for 10 seconds. You can do this up to four times.
Neck Massage. Using your middle fingers, feel around the base of your skull at the top of your neck for sensitive points. Once targeted, massage using circular motions for one minute.
Scalp Massage. Use the palms of your hands to gently massage the top of your skull. Use gentle but consistent pressure and use circular motions.
Once you’ve completed all of the massages, take a deep breath. Life your shoulders towards your ears for five to ten seconds then let them drop slowly to their natural position again. This will relieve any lingering pain.
Massage is one of the best naturopathic way to relieve pain without taking any medication. If you are in a pinch, try out these massage methods to help you feel better and get along with your day. If you are interested in massage therapy and natural ways to relieve yourself of other chronic pains or ailments, call us today at 905.492.8688 or visit our website for more information and to book an appointment.