It doesn’t matter if someone else is massaging you or you are massaging yourself, the most important thing is to focus on the place where the pain starts. Also in order to reduce the pain you will need to make few movements to establish the circulation.
Blood vessels and Neck massage
The pain in this area usually occurs because of the narrowing of the blood vessels or improper posture of the head. Although you can massage yourself, for this massage is better and easier if you have someone to help you and massage you. In order for this massage to give results you need to make firmly moves with your fingers from the bottom of the neck and go all the way to the base of the skull. Then continue to massage the head in circular motions.
Temple area massage
Even though the headache usually occurs just above the temples, massaging this area of the head can be very useful for treating the tension headaches that are associated with sensitivity to bright light. The movements in this area, should be slightly slower, circular and softer.
Massage for releasing the pain above the eyes
Common causes for this type of pain are the sinus problems. You will feel immediate relief just by pressing the points at the base of your eyebrows and around your nose. This area is very soft and gentle. Therefore it is necessary to go slow and be very careful. You need to press the swollen nodes at the base of your eyebrows and move gently to the outer corner of your eye.
Massage for treating frontal headache
The pain can be reduced by using radial motion, if it spreads to the forehead only. Move your fingers from the eyebrows to the top of your forehead.