Self Care: Relieve Your Tension Headache
Today’s technique is for you, mom, and deals with a “general” tension headache and finding relief. When everything gets too much – when it’s too noisy, you have too many things to do and feel responsible for, this is the technique for you!
In this photo, mom’s hand is touching a couple of important areas on her face. Firstly, her fingers are resting on her temple, which can calm any pain in that area. Secondly, her thumb is resting on the upper cheekbone and next to the ear. These are sensitive areas on the face that respond to light touch.
In the photo below, mom’s little finger is resting on the outside corner of her eye, which is called the wing of the eye. The palm of her hand is resting on her jaw. All of these positions are great for relieving headache. An important note is that you can touch these areas separately, for instance: the fingers on the wing or wings of the eyes and not necessarily resting the palm on your jaw. You need to find your vulnerable area and rest your hands there.
A completely different technique to cope with a tension headache and to find relief is the following:
allow the back of your head to drop into your hands. This is easiest when you are lying down or sitting in a recliner. In this technique the hands should be loose and not necessarily overlapping. The back of your head should feel your support.
Take note of the thumbs. They are in a highly responsive area at the bottom of the skull where you can feel the edge of the bone. This area often brings great relief.
You’ll feel much more relaxed after having that bit of “me” time to heal, and at the very least there will be a lessening of pressure and pain.
For more techniques regarding different types of headaches, watch my video How To Relieve Your Tension Headache.
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