Help with Headaches: Moist Heat

Today I want to share another tip about tension headaches - how simply using moist heat can give you pain relief

You can use a damp towel heated in a microwave, or a microwavable heat pack, to get your moist heat pack going. It can do wonders to get rid of a tension headache. Moist heat works by increasing blood flow to the back of the head.

If you've got chronic tension headaches, it supplies blood to the back of the head by way of auxiliary blood vessels, as the primary blood vessels are most likely partially pinched off due to muscle spasms in the neck, shoulders and/or upper back.

It also aids in loosening up tight muscles, thereby relieving the pinching of primary the blood vessels somewhat.

I also recommend using moist heat before and after our soft-tissue treatment, which is the cornerstone of our "How to Get Permanent Relief From Chronic Tension Headaches"program. The reason is that moist heat will loosen up the muscles to be treated, making for a more effective session.

And using it afterward helps aid recovery of the muscles.

The great thing about moist heat is you can use it as often as you like. The only negative with using moist heat as an aid for tension headaches, is that it only addresses the symptoms
- it does nothing to get rid of scarred down muscle spasms
- but it does address symptoms holistically.

To get more information about Tension Headaches read: How to Get Permanent Relief From Chronic Tension Headaches. It will give you several easy-to-follow stretches to do that gradually retrain your muscles to adapt to a proper posture.

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