It's important to know what triggers your headaches so you can properly treat it!
- Cold Therapy makes your blood vessels constrict and reduces inflammation. This can reduce the pressure in your head, which will ease
your pain. Cold therapy also has a natural numbing effect.
- Heat Therapy makes your blood vessels expand and will relax your muscles. If your headaches
are caused by tension in the jaw, neck or shoulders, applying heat can relax tight muscles and ease your pain. Heat therapy can help to manage stress as well.
For some, alternating cold and hot therapy with a 30 minute break in-between is beneficial. Always be sure to consult your healthcare provider.