Do you suffer from relentless headaches that seem to get worse throughout the day? Often, these pulsating headaches are caused by muscular tension in our neck and shoulders, that result from spending long hours hunched over our desks or phones. The strain on our neck and shoulder muscles, combined with a slouched position, gradually accumulates and manifests as a dreaded headaches. So, the next time you sense that familiar ache start creeping up, take a moment to try these simple tricks keep headache-free...
1. Take A Break & Correct Your Posture
One of the main culprits behind headaches is prolonged screen time. Every 30 minutes, look away from the screen and focus on something in the distance. This helps relax the eye muscles and reduce eye strain, which can contribute to headaches. Roll your shoulders back around a few times, and lift your head up high and from side to side to stretch your muscles and reset your posture.
2. Stay Hydrated
Dehydration is a common headache trigger, so it's essential to drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day. Aim for at least eight glasses of water daily. If you struggle to drink enough water, try setting reminders or using a water tracking app to stay on top of your hydration goals.
3. Manage Stress
Stress is a common trigger for headaches. Finding healthy ways to manage stress can significantly reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches. Consider incorporating relaxation techniques into your daily routine, such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, or yoga. Keep a tin of Calm Balm in your bag and apply to your wrists when you feel anxiety and stress rising up. Let the herbs work their relaxing magic.
4. Self-Massage With Muscle Rub
If you're feeling that tension rising, grab a tin of Muscle Rub and massage into your neck, shoulders and temples to help ease muscular tightness. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect of the herbs and essential oils like Peppermint, Comfrey and Wintergreen can stop a headache in it's tracks.
Here's what some of our lovely customers have to say about our Muscle Rub:
"I wondered if Muscle Rub might stop my sore neck from turning into a migraine. It did!" Angela
"I just love this product get very sore neck muscles rub this in for a few minutes and the relief is amazing." - Sandra
"I have been using this rub for a while now, smells amazing and eases the pain every time. Thank you for this great product." - Vivien
Try incorporating these simple tricks into your daily routine, so you can take proactive steps to prevent and relieve headaches naturally.