Do you suffer from a lot of work stress? Do those long hours of work give you headaches? Then here are a number of ways that can help you deal with tension headaches effectively.
Most of the times, headaches due to stress and tension are caused because of the tightening of the muscles in your head and a faster heartbeat, that tries to push the blood through tightened veins.
With shorter breaths, there is lesser oxygen flowing to the stressed head muscles that causes headaches as well. Therefore, the first and the most effective way to treat tension headaches will be by breathing deeply. Excess oxygen in the blood helps ease the muscles and makes it easy for them to relax.
Aroma therapy also helps with their natural fragrances that cause the mind to relax and helps ease a headache.
Take up any milder activity or just do not work at all for some time. Watch your favorite program, listen to some mild music or read. If your headache is too much for television viewing or reading, then just take a long snooze. Nothing beats headaches than a long interval of rest.
Always relax if stress is getting on top of you by taking a walk away from the place and sitting in a comfortable chair, if not a couch or a bed. Relaxation helps the body regenerate with proper blood flow.
Massage is considered to be one of the finest treatments for a headache. You can either get someone to massage your head or you can do it yourself also.
You can massage yourself by starting with pressing your eyebrows with your fingers and taking them to the side and then rubbing on the temples in round movements. Repeat this procedure till the headache has considerably lessened. This is one of the easiest doable exercises, whether you are at work or at home.
Massaging the head with oil also helps the head cool and with the external pressure and the oils being applied the muscles get eased and relaxed.
Alternatively, you can try acupressure. Massaging muscle mass between thumb and first finger also helps cure tension headaches.