These self-massages are ideal for fighting against headaches. They are simple, they don't require too much preparation and can be done at any moment.
+ Through massage –an ancient art derived from Oriental philosophy– techniques have been developed over time by a series of cultures, as a form of using the hands to relax, release tension, eliminate toxins, increase muscle tone, relieve pain and to increase the over all health and well-being. Massages are basically sedatives and pleasant therapies.
Some techniques can be applied as self-massages and may be very practical and efficient, especially for intense or chronic headaches. They can be done at any time (any time when you feel achy or you want to relieve tension), although it is recommended to do these self-massages after taking a bath. They can be given directly on the skin's surface, or using a cream or essential oil. It is good to accompany do-it-yourself massages with soft music, to help you to fully relax.
∎ Exercise 1
To relieve headaches and migraines, press the point on your hand between your index finger and thumb right where the bones meet.
∎ Exercise 2
To relieve headaches, especially when they are related to sinus infections, place your thumbs on the edges of where your eyebrows end and stimulate this point by placing the weight of your head on your thumbs.
These massages present side effects if you have an infection. They should not be used if you have pain caused by an earache or pain in the jaw area, as a result of a tooth infection.
∎ Exercise 3
1. To soothe pains in the head, gently press on your temples with the tips of your fingers and use small circular motions (you can alternate between massaging forward and backward).
2. Without stopping, using circular rubbing motions, run your hands along your head, from your temples all the way to the base of your skull and massage this area for a few minutes, also using circular motions.
3. Return to your forehead and massage the area, using circular motions with your index and middle fingers.