It's important to know your headache you have and it's trigger in order to properly treat it!
- Cold Therapy makes your blood vessels constrict and calms inflammation. This can reduce the pressure in your head, which will ease your pain. Cold compresses also have a natural numbing effect.
- Heat Therapy compresses will relax your muscles. If your headaches are caused by tension in the jaw, neck or shoulders, applying heat relaxes tight muscles and eases your pain. Heat tends to relax you all over, which can help to manage stress as well.
For some, alternating cold and hot therapy with a 30 min break in-between helps.
Always be sure to consult your health care professional.