When one talks about using massage for headache relief, you
typically picture someone being massaged around their temples or
even the back of the neck but what I知 going to talk about in
this article has nothing to do with that, in fact you can
actually massage headaches away by making use of acupressure
points that are nowhere near your head.
What many people don't realize is that the acupressure points
for the head are based in the hand and there is one in
particular that can give wonderful headache relief. This point
is found in the webbing that is between the forefinger and the
thumb - right in that tender area. When pressure is applied to
this area in a consistent and circular motion, many people
report relief from all types of headaches although it seems to
work particularly well for tension headaches.
So how do you massage headaches away?
This is one of the simplest headache relief methods. Simply take
the thumb and forefinger of one hand and massage in between the
thumb and forefinger on the other hand - you want to get right
in the webbing and massage with a firm pressure. You want to go
in a circular motion about two or three rotations per second.
Some people say that you should massaged the hand of the side
that your headache is on and others say that doing both hands is
ideal. If you don't have someone standing by to massaged both
your hands for you, you can do one side yourself and then the
other one afterwards. Massage each side for a couple of minutes.
This technique will actually relieve most types of head pain
including sinus pain and even toothache however, anyone who is
pregnant should avoid this massage technique because it has been
known to cause contractions.
Now there are also other massages for headaches that do involve
massaging the head and, depending on the type of headache you
have these can also be very effective. Some involve massaging
the front of the head while others involve massaging the base or
neck. If you have a tension headache that is due to strain then
these could be quite effective.
All in all, using massage for headache relief is a great way to
try to find pain relief that won't leave you with side effects.
You can use it in conjunction with any prescriptions that your
doctor has given you or, if you prefer not to take prescription
drugs you can combine it with other alternative methods such as
aromatherapy and acupuncture.
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