Category Archives: Headaches

  • Treating Tension Headaches With Self Massage

    Posted on September 20, 2019 by in Headaches, Massage

    Most of us are familiar with the sensation of a headache. The location, cause, and severity can differ, but we all agree that headaches hurt!  When you have a headache, it’s hard to function normally until you find relief. That’s why there are so many techniques for treating headaches. Not all of these techniques are […]

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  • Do You Really Have an Eyestrain Headache?

    Posted on June 14, 2019 by in Headaches

    What Is an Eyestrain Headache? An Eyestrain Headache* usually hurts in the forehead area and on both sides of the eyes. It’s caused by… *drumroll*… eye strain. And… it’s not as common as most people think. You’re more susceptible to this type of headache when one set of eye muscles is either stronger or weaker […]

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  • 4 Types of Headaches You Can (Possibly) Avoid

    Posted on May 24, 2019 by in Headaches

    Nobody enjoys having a headache and if we knew one was coming, we’d probably do what we could to prevent it. So, with that in mind, I bring you 4 types of headaches that you can possibly avoid. Allergy Headaches* These headaches usually manifest as generalized head pain with nasal congestion and watery eyes in […]

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  • Resources You Need if You Get Migraine Headaches

    Posted on May 17, 2019 by in Headaches

    I’ve been bookmarking and compiling lists of migraine resources for a while now and figured it was time to share the best of the best with y’all. Directory of specialists Migraine Research Foundation National Headache Foundation American Migraine Foundation Books Living Well With Migraine Disease and Headaches by Teri Robert The Migraine Brain by Carolyn […]

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  • Will Drinking Water Relieve Your Headache Pain?

    Posted on April 26, 2019 by in Headaches, Health and Wellness

    Short answer: MaybeLonger answer: If your body isn’t hydrated enough, it can definitely cause a headache. If that’s the case, water can definitely help. Even muscle tension (which is a notorious headache cause) can sometimes be eased by drinking water for the simple reason that your muscles function best when fully hydrated. What Are Dehydration […]

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  • Why You Need Lavender Essential Oil for Your Next Headache

    Posted on April 5, 2019 by in Aromatherapy, Headaches

    You’ve might have heard that Lavender essential oil is a guaranteed cure for tension headaches. I wouldn’t go that far, but it is a great oil for to have around for many reasons, including an achey head. Pardon my lack of banter today, but it’s been a crazy week and I really feel the need […]

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  • Why You Need Peppermint Essential Oil for Your Next Headache

    Posted on February 22, 2019 by in Aromatherapy, Headaches

    You’ve might have heard that Peppermint essential oil is a guaranteed cure for tension headaches. I wouldn’t go that far, but it is a great thing to have around when your head starts hurting. Lemme explain. Why Peppermint? Quick aside about where I got the info for this article: Sometime last year, an aromatherapist I […]

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  • A Simple Self-Treatment for Tension Headaches

    Posted on February 15, 2019 by in Headaches

    Some days I prattle on and on about a topic, but today I’m in more of a show, don’t tell kinda mood. So, I’m going to show one simple thing you can do that will help reduce your tension headache pain. All tension headaches involve muscle tension in the neck and shoulder area. Most of […]

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  • What Exactly is a Tension Headache?

    Posted on February 1, 2019 by in Headaches

    Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, and roughly 80% of adults will experience a tension headache at some point in their lives. The National Headache Foundation defines a tension headache as “a non-specific headache, which is not vascular or migrainous, and is not related to organic disease.” So, What Causes a Tension […]

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  • What Type of Headache Do You Have?

    Posted on January 18, 2019 by in Headaches

    Broad Headache Categories You’ve no doubt heard the terms tension headache, sinus headache, and migraine headache, but did you know that there are broader categories of headaches than those? Do you care? Well, you should. The broadest category helps narrow down the cause, and therefore the fix for your headache. It also helps determine whether […]

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  • What You Need to Know About Headaches & Massage

    Posted on June 22, 2018 by in Headaches, Massage

    A Common Complaint “This project is such a headache!” They’re so common that the term has become synonymous with an annoyance, but what are headaches, really? And can massage therapy really help? Different types, different causes. Headaches are pretty easily defined, and we all know one when we feel it: it’s a pain in the […]

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  • Essential Oils for Tension Headaches

    Posted on February 17, 2017 by in Aromatherapy, Headaches

    Let me start off by saying that you’re better off preventing a tension headache by reducing the amount of stress you have (it can be done), improving your stress management (it can also be done), and reducing the physical strain on the head, neck, and face muscles most likely to cause a tension headache. But […]

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  • Massage for Migraines

    Posted on August 5, 2016 by in Headaches, Massage

    Migraines suck! After watching my mother suffer with them throughout my childhood, I’m so grateful that I’ve never had one. But seeing first hand what kind of pain and suffering they inflict has made me very keen to help migraineurs in whatever small way I can. So, I try to keep up on the latest research and […]

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  • Is Your Head Screwed on Too Tight?

    Posted on May 27, 2016 by in Headaches, Neck Pain, Stress

    There’s no other way to put it: Some people’s heads are screwed on way too tight! Between stress, repetitive overuse, poor ergonomics, and wonky posture it’s a pretty common occurrence. Some people are all too aware of it, while others are blissfully unaware. While blissful ignorance may sound preferable, sadly it’s not. Heads that are […]

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  • The Top 7 Reasons You Get Headaches

    Posted on April 29, 2016 by in Headaches

    Almost everyone gets the occasional headache. In fact, depending on the source, experts say that it’s healthy (or perhaps it’s better to say that it isn’t unhealthy) to get anywhere from 2-12 headaches a year. Personally I feel that 12 is a little high, but we’ll go with the range as is. Oh, My Aching […]

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