A woman using a Wahl handheld massager on her shoulders and neck.

How to Use Massage to Relieve Head Pain

Massage is one way to deliver relief or recession of headaches and migraines.

How to Massage Away Headaches Step-by-Step

  • 1

    With your hands and fingers, start at the top of the scalp. Using circular strokes, work down over the scalp, across the temples, and the back of the head.

    You can use a handheld massager very gently, but only if it is a massager specifically designed for the head or a massager with a head/facial massage attachment .

  • 2

    If a facial massage is desired, start at the bridge of the nose and, using circular motions, work your way outward toward the side of the head. Be careful to stay away from the eyes. To treat the forehead, start near the bridge of the nose and work your way outward over the eyebrows.

  • 3

    Then move from the outer corner of the eye, working in an up and down motion toward the middle of the forehead. Repeat this process from the opposite side.

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Where you hurt and why you’re hurting are two key factors in deciding which massager is best for your specific pain relief.

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