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.
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
Drinking alcohol as it can contribute to dehydration
Avoid screens (where possible)
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