Hey, it’s me, the Headache Lady. I have more words about headaches! Let’s chat about relieving the pesky buggers.
I don’t have time to get a massage right now, what can I do to relieve my head pain?
Your first course of action should be self head/face massage. Follow these instructions or use your hands and fingers to caress your face and scalp in any way that feels good.
Grab a Skin Stick to apply to your temples and neck. Perfectly Posh blends shea butter, bees wax, and essential oils for handy combinations to help with all sorts of annoying symptoms. The Perk! stick utilizes the headache-relieving properties of peppermint essential oil. The stick is diluted and perfectly blended, no need for mixing. Simply apply to your temples or neck where you can easily inhale the crisp peppermint.
The Just Chillin’ giant muscle skin stick can also be used on your temples for headaches. Peppermint, menthol. and aloe blend for a gentle, cooling sensation for your muscles. Apply to your neck and massage in gently or vigorously. Try it on your temples, too.
After the self massage and skin stick, if you have the time and space to take a nap, I highly recommend trying. If you are working this may not be a viable choice, but maybe you can close your eyes or do something away from the computer for a few minutes.
Step outside for a breath of fresh air. (Unless it’s allergy season and you are terribly afflicted!)
Get moving. Sometimes my head hurts SO BAD all I want to do is lie down and it doesn’t help! I will get up to do a household chore and realize the vacuuming or sweeping helped my head. Pain reduced. Hmm. I don’t know the why but it works. Walk around and get your blood moving.
Apply either heat or cold to your eyes or neck. You will know which one will work for you when you try it. One time heat will feel amazing, the next you may need cold. Trial and error.
What are your tried and true ways to fight headaches?
Why Do I Talk About Headaches Frequently?
Headaches are sneaky little beasts who disrupt your work, play, sleep, and moods. I’m certain you have a few choice words to describe your most recent headache! Head, neck, and shoulder pain are the number one complaints I see. Here is yet another blog post to help with your head pain 🙂
What Kind of Headache Do You Have?
Muscle tension headaches are the most common type to affect people. Tension headaches are often confused with stress, as in, “I am not stressed so I don’t know why my head hurts.” Tension doesn’t always mean emotional stress. The tension that is your muscles pulling on your skull causes your headache. These dudes hurt! Have you ever found yourself thinking you have a neck headache? Yep. Muscle tension. Massage can help.
You can also apply heat to your sore spots to help with the head pain. The Hot Pepper SheBang Skin Stick can also help tension while you’re on the go. Rub a bit on your shoulder or neck to ease the tightness. Apply a warm/hot cloth to enhance the heat. Squeeze your upper shoulders with your hands for a minute or two. Stretch, roll your shoulders, rotate your head, and caress your scalp to help eliminate discomfort.
Migraine headaches are a bit tricky. You could crave the soothing touch of a massage or it could make it worse. I leave that up to you. YOU know what helps when you’re in the throes of a migraine. Good news, though, regular massage therapy *could* reduce the frequency of migraine headaches. Check my schedule against yours here to get in for a session.
A sinus headache is another tricky beast to handle. A well-applied face massage can help dim the pressure inside your sinus cavities. Or it can do nothing. Ha! Helpful, I know! Try sitting at a table or desk and resting your face onto your fingers while your elbows are on the table. Experiment with how hard you press. You could get a few minutes of relief!
The Just Chillin’ Skin Stick is designed to be cooling for tight muscles, but the menthol and cooling effect can also work well on headaches. Apply to your neck and forehead. The aroma will clear your sinuses and the menthol will cool your tense muscles. Win.
When can I help you with your sneaky beast headaches?