Headaches and migraines….ugh, they know how to ruin a perfectly good day! Did you know that over 45 million people suffer from chronic headaches (28 million from migraines) EVERY YEAR? Did you know that over 10 million people check into the hospital each year due to headaches?
Headache disorders are painful and disabling. Whether caused by stress, muscle tension, eyestrain, sinuses, or hormones, they can cause substantial personal suffering, impaired quality of life and just take the fun out of life. The good news is that effective, drug-free touch-therapy remedies do exist.
Bed of Nails customer, Rachael, writes:
“I get neck and shoulder pain a lot…and it can quickly morph into a migraine (and often does). This mat…helped me to the point that I’ve had about four ibuprofens in two weeks instead of four every four hours….”
Studies indicate that massage therapy, especially stimulation of active trigger points, is helpful in relieving frequent chronic tension headaches. According to researchers leading one study:
“The muscle-specific massage therapy technique used in this study has the potential to be a functional, non-pharmacological intervention for reducing the incidence of chronic tension headache.”
Touch-therapy remedies, including your Bed of Nails, can be very effective in relieving and preventing many headache symptoms, including pain, nausea, and pressure. Why? The acupressure points stimulated from your Bed of Nails will increase blood flow to knots and sore muscles in your back, helping to reduce inflammation and pain instantly while als releasing endorphins.
Although everyone is different, your Bed of Nails will provide a level of quick relaxation that can decrease pain very quickly and successfully. Better yet, if you can catch the early signs of a headache before a full migraine or pain sets in, you will experience even better results.
Position your Bed of Nails pillow against the back of the neck so it covers the nape and base of your skull. Simultaneously lay on your Bed of Nails mat so it touches your upper back and shoulders, extending to the mid back and lower (depending on your height). Lay and relax for at least 20 minutes in this position. You can also remain until the pain diminishes or disappears entirely.
Before doing the headache remedies, we suggest rubbing a few drops of this powerful blend between your fingertips and inhaling the scent for a minute. As you do the remedies, the lingering scent on your fingertips will soothe your nerves. Bed of Nails has a powerful aromatherapy line that you can spray on your Mat or Pillow before each session. Alternatively, if you want to make your own blend at home, here is one recipe supportive to headache relief.
Aromatherapy Recipe for Headaches
4 drops spearmint oil
4 drops eucalyptus oil
2 ounces unscented natural oil
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