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How to get rid of a tension headache?

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A tension headache is a type of chronic headache, which unlike migraines, is not pulsatile. The origins of a tension headache are numerous, and can be linked to  eye fatigue, stress, muscular or skeletal blockages of the cervical. 

The most recommended treatment to treat a tension headache is to take painkillers, either aspirin, paracetamol or ibuprofen (unless contraindicated by your doctor, NEVER mix medications). ⚠

Except that sometimes, despite taking medication, the headache does not go away and comes back at full speed the same day. It is therefore difficult to take long-term care, since excessive consumption of painkillers can cause significant digestive problems and disrupt your body. It may then be preferable to turn to a natural alternative,  to favor a treatment that is more respectful of the body. 🌱

Treating headaches with essential oils


The first natural alternative to analgesics to relieve headaches is the use of essential oils. Certain essential oils have a soothing and pain-relieving power, and used on the forehead or temples, they can temporarily relieve a headache.

Essential oils capable of relieving tension headaches are:

  • Peppermint essential oil: Peppermint essential oil is most recommended for treating headaches, because it contains menthol, a powerful painkiller. Applied above the eyebrows and on the temples with a massage to make it penetrate, it has an instant icy power and a fresh smell which helps to relax the nerves and relieve pain. ❄Apply only a drop or two, and mix it with a day cream or vegetable oil so as not to apply it directly to the skin. You can repeat the operation up to 3 times a day.
  • Lavender essential oil: Lavender essential oil is particularly effective when inhaled to relieve headaches.  In a bowl of boiling water, add two or three drops of lavender essential oil, lean over it and put a towel over your head and the bowl to inhale the steam. water. Lavender will help you relax quickly and relieve pain.
  • Roman chamomile essential oil: Roman chamomile or noble chamomile is particularly suitable for headaches because it has a natural analgesic action. It helps the nervous system to relax and the whole body to calm down, and is therefore the natural oil of relaxation and well-being.  To benefit from its benefits, you can use it in inhalation or massage on the painful area to calm the tension linked to headaches. You can perform a massage on the forehead and temples with vegetable oil and chamomile essential oil up to 3 times a day.

⚠ Here are  our recommendations for using essential oils properly:

  • Always test on a small area of ​​your wrist first to test for a potential allergic reaction
  • Do not use if you are pregnant
  • Do not use it if you are asthmatic or have lung problems
  • Do not use in case of significant heart or cardiovascular problems
  • Never use it on children

Relieve headaches with massage

Massage on painful areas of the skull is a second effective and inexpensive natural solution to relieve tension headaches. 💆‍♀

A tension headache is in fact a local or diffuse, non-pulsating pain felt on the skull or neck. The causes of a tension headache are numerous, but they can often be caused by too much tension in the nervous system, or by problems with fluid circulation. However, it is in the head that the central nervous system is located, and more particularly in the brain.🧠

Thanks to acupressure,or massaging the acupuncture points yourself, it is possible to relieve nervous tension and restore the circulation of fluids to reduce pain. pain related to a headache. 

Traitement naturel maux de tete

There are many acupuncture points to massage on the top of the head, the bottom of the neck, the temples and even the eye area.With the Magnet-Relax eye massager, you can effectively massage pain points with different intensities to relieve your headache quickly and lastingly. 

How does it work?The Magnet-Relax is an eye massage mask that is placed over the eyes and fits behind the head.  Inside, vibration detectors placed on the acupuncture points of the face generate a massage by air pressure or vibrations to relax the nervous system and reduce pain. 

With different massage functions, by vibration, air pressure, thermal function, you can benefit from a complete massage of the face, temples and eye area to instantly relieve your tension headache, and relax your entire body. 

In addition to effectively treating headaches and migraines, the Magnet-Relax eye massager will also help you:

  • 💙Treat dizziness
  • 💙Reduce insomnia
  • 💙Reduce dark circles and wrinkles
  • 💙Reduce your stress

Adapted to all body types and ages, the Magnet-Relax eye mask is the ideal solution for treating headaches, for both adults and children.

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June 07, 2021

Je souffre de fortes migraines avec des vertiges

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