self-healing tips for alleviating head and neck tension
Headaches can be utterly, and completely debilitating. We could be prone to headaches because of our high-stress schedules or spending time in front of a screen (phone or computer) for copious hours a day.
We tend to (accidentally) dehydrate ourselves and we often overdose on sugars just to keep ourselves going. The only thing you want to do with a headache is retreat to a quiet space, but before dozing in your bed with the shutters closed, we suggest a bath! The recipe below is the key to easing the tension between your temples.
At the bottom of this article, you can also learn more self-healing and energetic techniques for any emotional and physical challenges.
Purpose: This bath opens your pores to allow blood and oxygen to circulate through your head, thus alleviating headaches. We have varying combinations of ingredients, which may be used for differing pains.
For any headache: 2 drops of peppermint oil on a compress for the forehead, or 5 drops for the bath
For neck or eyestrains: 2 drops of lavender oil on a compress for the forehead, or 5 drops for the bath
For gastric or nervous system tension: 2 drops of chamomile oil on a compress for the forehead, or 5 drops for the bath
Optional: Add 3 drops of eucalyptus oil for a sinus headache
How to: Before you begin your bath, rub a small amount of lavender oil on the back of your neck. Soak into the hot water, and put a towel filled with ice on your forehead or your head. Put one drop of the oil appropriate for your type of headache on each finger, and massage your temples and the base of your skull.
Breathe in slowly through your nose, and release the breath through your mouth. Visualize the air you breathe to be white and clear, and releasing any pain and negativity. See it evaporating away from you and try to rest after the bath.
Did You Know?
Physical symptoms such as headaches are signals from your body and energetic system. Amy B. Scher (expert energy therapist and bestselling author at YOGI TIMES UNIVERSITY) teaches us how to release trapped energy and blocked emotions for complete and lasting healing. Thousands have already used her work to overcome their emotional and physical challenges.
“My entire life changed…”
I had headaches for almost my entire life, and started getting more neurological issues including panic attacks. Within 3 sessions with Amy my entire life changed. I had worked for years on issues but nothing came close to this work. I pretty much have a new life and have never been more thankful. – Lee
Check out Amy B. Scher's emotional healing techniques in her free video series. You can learn more keys to self-healing here.