signs, symptoms & remedies

headaches

Headaches are common, and typically they aren’t serious. There are over 150 different types of headaches, all of which have different causes & contributing factors. The typical headache that we all will experience can last as little as 30 minutes up to a couple of hours.

Are you experiencing a migraine?

Flow Recovery helps with Headaches and Migraines
WHAT TO DO

Stay hydrated, aim to drink up to 2L of water a day

Rest - sleep & take time away from screens (bright lights)

Exercise - gentle exercise may reduce symptoms such as walking, stretching, yoga, weights, swimming etc.. 

Massage to the upper back, shoulders & neck may reduce any contributing tension from tight muscles 

Heat - Applying heat directly to the area or around it

Flow Recovery helps with Headaches and Migraines
WHAT TO AVOID

Drinking alcohol as it can contribute to dehydration

Sleeping more than normal

Avoid screens (where possible) 

Skipping meals

USING FLOW NANO

Using the nano, you can apply the heating element to your forehead, temples & upper back to provide heat relief. And you can look to use the percussion head to provide self-massage to your upper back & shoulders.

HOW DOES IT HELP?

The application of heat stimulates the nervous system, in particular the thermoreceptors, which ‘may’ block the signals/ sensation of pain to the brain. Additionally, heat increases blood flow to the area, which provides an increased rate of oxygen & nutrient delivery to muscles in that area, contributing to the muscles becoming more relaxed. Thus taking away any tension that the muscles may bring to the area.

The application of percussion helps to further relax the muscles around the head; targeting the upper back, shoulder & lower aspect of the neck can help to reduce any contributing tension from these muscles.

COMMON CAUSES OF HEADACHES

Dehydration, Sinus congestion, Stress, Excessive Alcohol consumption, Poor posture, Eyesight conditions, Skipping meals, Hormonal changes

signs, symptoms & remedies

migraines

Slightly different from a conventional headache, migraines are often described as a pounding, throbbing pain that can last from 4 hours to 3 days. And in some cases, even longer, it's best advised to seek medical advice in those instances. Typically with a migraine, you will experience an increased sensitivity to bright lights/ screens, which isn't consistent with a headache.

Suffering from a Headache?

Flow Recovery helps with Headaches and Migraines
WHAT TO DO

Avoid screens & bright lights 

Rest & sleep

Stay hydrated; aim to drink up to 2L of water a day

Massage to the upper back, shoulders & neck may reduce any contributing tension from tight muscles 

Heat - Applying heat directly to the area or around it

Flow Recovery helps with Headaches and Migraines
WHAT TO AVOID

Drinking alcohol as it can contribute to dehydration

Avoid screens (where possible) 

Skipping meals

Caffeinated drinks

USING FLOW NANO

Using the nano, you can apply the heating element to your forehead, temples & upper back to provide heat relief. And you can look to use the percussion head to provide self-massage to your upper back & shoulders.

HOW DOES IT HELP?

The application of heat stimulates the nervous system, in particular the thermoreceptors, which 'may' block the signals/ sensation of pain to the brain; additional heat increases blood flow to the area, which provides an increased rate of oxygen & nutrient delivery to muscles in that area which will contribute to the muscles becoming more relaxed. Thus taking away any tension that the muscles may bring to the area.

The application of percussion helps to further relax the muscles around the head; by targeting the upper back, shoulder & lower aspect of the neck can help to reduce any contributing tension from these muscles.

COMMON CAUSES OF MIGRAINES

Whilst the cause of a migraine is still unknown, it is believed that a critical contributor to migraines is genetics & hormones. 

Hormonal changes - typically during menstrual cycles

Emotional - Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Physical - Tiredness, fatigue & poor sleep

Dietary- some foods & drinks may contribute to migraines

FAQs

Contact your GP if your headaches are recurring or getting worse.

Sudden headache
Headache after an injury or fall
Weakness & or numbness in limbs
Difficulty Speaking

If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. In all health matters for further information or medical advice, please speak to your GP or a Pharmacist.