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
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.
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.
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.
What to use
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Tips for Using Handheld Massagers
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.