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Dealing With Headaches: The Power of Massage
#1
I do not get headaches that often, but when I do I simply practice massages. Massages have worked wonders on my headaches, along with the proper rest. You must target the core part of your neck, usually right behind the ears where the headache is starting from, in order to be effective. Use the palms of the fingers, and do a combination of hard and soft massages consistently for 30 minutes. Lastly, get your rest. Have you all tried this technique? I would love to hear your experiences with naturally dealing with headaches.
#2
I haven't done it for 30 minutes, no. I don't have the wrist strength to keep it up that long, to be honest.

I have done massages to ease tension in my neck, shoulders, and head, though. Often times, the pain isn't even right in the head, but caused by muscle tension and stress in the upper shoulders, etc, so I try to loosen all those up first and it's surprising how often just a few minutes of that will relax the pain in my head.
#3
I do try massaging every now and then, it does seem to have an affect. I also try to pinpoint places on my hands and massage them, as a part of reflexology. Whatever helps the problem.
#4
I don't get many headaches, but when I do, I find that massaging the temple area helps to disperse the pain. I don't do it for 30 minutes though - that sounds like rather a long time. I'd say I probably do it for about 5 minutes, then spend a couple of minutes massaging the back of the neck. That usually sorts things out.
#5
I have tried this technique and it has worked great for tension headaches. I am not a big believe in taking medicine, so I will try any natural ways I can first. Massaging on the neck and getting adequate sleep is important. Usually when I wake up after the nap, my headache is gone. Thanks for posting this remedy for others to try.
#6
What really helps me is to apply an ice pack to the back of my neck first for about five minutes and than massage my temples, the top of my head and my face. I have really like hair so I make sure it's hanging free and loose first. If you don't have an ice pack you can try a pack of frozen veggies or put some ice in a zip lock bag. I also try to lay down afterwards so that I don't bend my neck or head too much.
#7
I have done massages to ease tension in my neck, shoulders, and head, though. Often times, the pain isn't even right in the head, but caused by muscle tension and stress in the upper shoulders, etc, so I try to loosen all those up first and it's surprising how often just a few minutes of that will relax the pain in my head.
#8
I have tried massaging, but it seems to only make the headache worse. I suppose its possible that I'm not alternating between hard and soft massages often enough or it's possible that I'm just not doing them right.
#9
My headaches don't go away if I give myself a massage, but when my husband will massage my neck and back of my head, the headaches will go away. But massage does seem to work for me, when someone else does it. :)
#10
My main way of dealing with my headaches has been to breathe oxygen into my brain. By giving my brain air it ends the headache after a little while. I have not taken any medicine for a headache in years. Just hold your nose and blow for a few times, and then do it again, maybe twice more. The headache should leave.




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