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4 Massages for Quarantine Stress Headaches in 2021

Just how much do we all collectively hate headaches? Raise your hands if you can relate. We know you're raising them, even if we can't see it. So, we thought we'd try to come up with some ways to tackle stress headaches. When the body is under the pressures of stress, headaches can appear automatically. So, let's see if we can find a few effective ways to manage stress headaches. A headache is a condition of mild to severe pain in the head. It can also cause discomfort or pains in the upper back or neck. There are different types of headaches. This article will focus on stress headaches, sometimes known as tension headaches. These headaches are brought on by every day common occurrences during daily life. For instance, they could be brought on by stress, by looking too long at a computer screen, or from excessive or loud constant noise. Healthline writes in their article that, "Extremely loud or prolonged sounds can trigger migraines and other headaches. Any loud noise — from a rock concert to a jackhammer — can set off head pain."

There is a wisdom to the term, "peace and quiet" during this stressful time of global quarantine and stress. One of the many causes of headaches is pent up tension in the muscles of the neck, scalp, and jaw. A common practice to deal with this tension is to fall asleep, to nap, or take over-the counter pain relievers. However, there is a less publicized solution to deal with a stress headache. Obviously, we cannot sleep whenever we want to while working or while running essential and necessary errands. In addition, we might run out of aspirin when headaches strike, and be unable to purchase more immediately during lockdown hours. Don't stress, because we've got a simple, easy, and effective solution! How about a massage? Athletico states just how effective this method of treatment for headaches can be and why. See the article here

Benefits of Massage

  1. Massage promotes blood

  2. Massage decrease pain from trigger

  3. Massage relieves muscle spams/

  4. Massage helps regulate certain hormones

Massage is the practice of applying pressure or vibration to the soft tissues of the body, to heal injury, relieve psychological stress, manage pain, improve circulation, and relieve tension. When we suffer from headaches, we can help ourselves with self-massage. Here are examples of simple massages. These massages are so easy and convenient, that they will be to perform both at work or while at home.

4 Easy Massages for Headaches 1. Eye Massage -- Close your eyes. Place your middle fingers to your eyes that are above cheekbones. Massage that area gently but firmly in circular motion for 1 minute. Here is a video to illustrate eye massages. 2. Eyes to Nose Massage – Using thumb, go along the underside of eyebrows (along the bone on top of eye socket). Feel where this bone meets the bridge of your nose and eyes and find a point where there is a small indentation. Very gentle pressure, press your thumbs into the points. You can do it four times by holding and press that area for 10 seconds in each press. 3. Neck Massage -- Massage a point where you can feel it by moving the middle fingers of your hands to the back of your head and feel the base of your skull. Specially, at the tops of your neck that meets the base of your skull. Massage for a minutes using finger tips gentle in circular movement. 4. Scalp Massage – Let your palms of your hands massage your scalp on the top of your skull for a minute gently. Once you have done all those massages, start taking a deep breath. Lift your shoulders towards your ears for five to 10 seconds to relieve remaining pain, and then let them drop back down into their natural position. Here is another video of 7 different simple massage techniques. We hope these help you to combat those stress related headaches in 2021 !

Did you try them? What did you think? Did these headaches help you? Leave it in the comments below!

Stay Breezy , Breezers!


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