Preparing Yourself For A Long Hospital Stay

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3 Massage Points To Relieve Headaches


You may enjoy a massage when you want to pamper yourself, but today, people use massage for more than pleasure and relaxation. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), 15 percent of adults in the US received a massage in the past year, and 54 percent of those who had a massage did so for health and wellness reasons. A whopping 92 percent feel that massage is an effective method for reducing pain!

If you suffer from headaches, you may want to look into massage to reduce stress and offer pain relief. Here are three pressure points to massage for headache relief.

Massage the Temples

The temples are the first place to start when you have a headache. If you're not sure where your temples are, they're the soft spots on the side of your head just behind your eyes. Gently apply pressure and rub the area in a circular motion.

Massage the Forehead

If you don't find relief by massaging your temples, move on to your forehead. Use firm pressure and small circles to move from your temples along your hairline to the center of your forehead. When you reach the center, move down the forehead to the top of the nose and brow line, and move each hand across the forehead in opposite directions.

Massage the Neck Muscles at the Base of the Skull

Knotted muscles in the neck can also result in headaches as well as pain in the face, neck and behind the ears. The suboccipital muscles (the neck muscles at the base of the skull) are common targets for massage. Use a massage tool for the optimum self-massage. If you don't have one, bend your head forward, and place your fingertips in the center of the base of your skull. Move the fingers in small, circular motions as you work your way from the center outward.

Tip: If you have someone to massage the area for you, using the thumbs to massage the area works best for applying even pressure as the muscle group is massaged.

Massaging these three areas will help you find relief for most types of headaches. However, if you suffer from frequent headaches, visit a professional masseuse for regular massages and to ensure that you're using the proper massage therapy techniques when you're doing massages on yourself. Consulting with a doctor is a good idea, too, because you'll want to rule out medical reasons for the frequent headaches.


16 March 2015