Massages increase blood flow, ease muscle tension, and help ease pain. To relieve headaches with massage, begin with the temples and rub lightly in a slow, circular motion. Move across the forehead and down to the earlobes. Squeeze the ear lobes gently and move down the neck and towards the spine.
At the base of the spine, locate the occipital bone, and press gently. At first, doing this will lead to sinus pressure, but within in a few minutes you should find significant relief. This is especially true if your headache is caused by sinus congestion.
5. Pressure Points
Pushing on pressure points can give instant relief when suffering from pain. Gently but firmly massage and squeeze the bridge of your nose to help relieve headaches.
Apply pressure to the skin between the index finger and thumb where many nerves reside. The nerves in this part of your hands are directly correlated with the blood vessels in the forehead. When they are compressed, the blood vessels in the forehead will restrict, resulting in relief of pain.