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4 Easy Massages To Relieve Headaches and Migraines

Headaches have got to be one of the most annoying unavoidable experiences.

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I get headaches often when I have been working on my computer or reading for a while or when I am in busy traffic. 

Most people get them when they feel under pressure for whatever reason and in rare cases, your headache can get so severe to the point you can faint.

There are many types of headaches and sometimes you can feel the headache pain in your upper back and neck.

Most people get headaches because of tension in their neck, scalp and jaw muscles. To deal with headaches people normally just go to sleep or take painkillers such as aspirin.

But what if you are stuck at the office and you have no painkillers or for whatever reason, you can’t resort to sleeping or painkillers? Then what do you do?

Well, the easiest alternative to dealing with a headache regardless of your situation is by doing head massages. Massages heal injuries, relieve stress, manage pain, and when it comes to headaches provide much-needed improvement in blood circulation and relief of tension in the muscles.

You can, therefore, do a self-massage to treat your headache.

The massages to treat your headache are focused on various areas around your head.

Here are four easy types of head massages you can start using yourself today to relieve your headache.

1. The Eye Massage

Close your eyes and put your middle and index fingers together on the area under your eyes just above cheekbones.

Gently and firmly massage the area moving your figures under both eyes in a circular motion for 1 minute.

2. The Nose Bridge Massage

Place your thumb, just under your eyebrows and move them along the bone on top of the eye socket.

Move both thumbs until you reach a point where this bone meets the bridge of your eyes and nose, and feel around for a point where there is a small indent.

With very gentle pressure, press down your thumbs into the points for 10 seconds. You can repeat this movement from your eyes to nose and pressure on your nose bridge up to 10 times.

3. The Neck Massage

Place your middle and index finger behind your head on the base of your skull.

Moving your figure tips in a circular motion in the area where your skull meets your neck behind your head, gently massage yourself for 5-7 minutes.

4. The Scalp Massage

This one is very easy.

Place your palms and fingertips on your scalp and firmly squeeze and loosen different parts of your scalp moving your hands and figures in a circular motion. 

Do this gently for 5 to 10 minutes.

Conclusion

You can split these exercises into 4-5 sets, doing each exercise for 1 minute n each set.

Alternatively, you can do each for 5 minutes consecutively in your preferred order or just choose one and do it for up to 10 minutes.

On completion of your massage session, take a deep breath. Do this while lifting your shoulders towards your cheeks for 5 to 10 seconds, and then as you breathe out, relax and allow them to slowly fall back into their natural position.

Once you perform this routine a couple of times, you should start to feel better but if your headache persists then it is time for more extreme measure like taking painkillers or seeing your doctor.

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