How to Use Massage to Relieve Headaches & Migraines
Massagers can help provide relief or recession of headaches and migraines by reducing tension in tightened head, neck and shoulder muscles.
Alleviating Headaches with Massage
With the exception of colds, headaches are the most frequent human ailment. Some people even suffer from migraines, which can leave them debilitated for hours by excruciating throbbing, nausea and/or hypersensitivity to stimuli.
Massagers can be effective in the relief or recession of headaches and migraines. They reduce tension of tightened muscles in the head, neck and shoulders. This also improves blood flow to the brain and scalp.
Massage therapy to relieve your headache:
You can use your hands or a massager with attachments specifically designed for facial or head massage.
Start by placing your thumbs or attachment on your cheekbones close to your ears, and gently apply pressure and rub the temples. You can also massager your shoulders and neck to relieve tension there that can cause your headaches.
What to use
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Rest and/or active recovery: First of all, ease into workouts. If you haven’t been working out on a regular basis, going full throttle right away, particularly with consecutive-day workouts, is going to result and aching muscles.
Hydration is Key
Hydrate: Drinking water during and after exercise helps the body rid itself of toxins, while fighting off dehydration, which can result in painful muscles and excruciating muscle cramps.
Proper nutrition: Protein sources are necessary to rebuild muscle tissue and fuel the function of various cells, tissues and enzymes. Carbohydrates are vital, as well.