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published in 18 de Julho de 2022 | 4 reading time

"Massages to relieve headache: Discover the best suggestions for immediate relief"

Do you feel pain in the forehead and back of the neck or pressure on the eyes and neck? Massages to relieve headaches are a powerful way to say goodbye to discomfort, without resorting to medication.

Headaches can be caused by poor posture, excess stress, anxiety and sleepless nights. Self-massage with circular motions on the temples, back of neck and neck can provide some relief.

However, when performed by a spa professional, massages guarantee a more effective and lasting response. The explanation lies in the techniques used by the therapists and in the environment conducive to relaxation.

Continue reading this article and learn about the best massage techniques and suggestions for immediate headache relief.

Massages and SPA services offer a powerful effect on your head service


3 Reasons to make a massage to relieve headache an ally:

In addition to stress and anxiety, muscle tension is one of the main causes of headaches, neck and back pain. Massages relieve muscle tension, reducing pain symptoms.

Discover the benefits of massages that relieve headaches and find out what is behind your discomfort:


Reduce muscle tension

Did you know that headaches after a long day at work can be a sign of accumulated muscle tension?

This type of headache has the technical name of Tension Headache and can also affect the neck. The sensation is of heaviness or pressure in the head, especially in the forehead and temples.

There are specific massage techniques that relieve headaches caused by muscle tension by relaxing all the muscles involved.

Massages promote a feeling of well-being by activating blood circulation and, consequently, reducing blood pressure.


Minimize medication use

Relieving headaches with natural techniques is one way to avoid constant medication intake. Massages stimulate the production of endorphins, a chemical produced by our body that works as a natural pain reliever.


Decrease stress and anxiety

Massages that relieve headaches also help to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as sleep better.

There are strategic points in our body where there is accumulated tension, such as the back of the neck. During the massage, these key points are pressed and the intensity of pain decreases, as does the levels of cortisol (the stress hormone).


Did you know that in addition to all the health benefits, massages for the relief of headaches also have aesthetic benefits by stimulating hair growth. When performed periodically, they can increase hair growth by up to 1 cm because they stimulate blood circulation in the scalp.


3 Massage Suggestions to Relieve Headaches Immediately

There are different massages indicated to relieve different types of headache.

Discover the Ayurvedic Head Massage, the Back and Shoulders ritual and the Mandalay Healing Experience.

All these techniques have a common goal: to provide immediate headache relief and a feeling of well-being that extends throughout the body.


Ayurvedic Head Massage

If you feel strong pressure on your head, then this massage is for you. This technique inspired by Ayurvedic medicine adapts ancient Indian head massage in combination with therapeutic coconut oil to relieve stress.

This headache massage stimulates blood circulation and the elimination of toxins, providing a feeling of balance and well-being.

This technique is also indicated to increase focus and improve mood. Among the benefits, the following stand out: combating stress, anxiety, insomnia and muscle stiffness in the back of the neck, neck and shoulders.

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Ayurvedic head massage is effective in relieving symptoms of pain caused by stress and anxiety.


Back and Shoulders

The most effective way to cure or alleviate the symptoms of tension headache is through a complete massage in the parts of the body that most need muscle relaxation: back, neck, shoulders and head.

This treatment relieves headaches caused by muscle tensions by promoting muscle relaxation in the back, neck and shoulders. The tension built up in these areas can be reflected in intense headaches.

Book Back and Shoulders


The Back & Shoulders ritual is exclusive to City SPA.


Mandalay Healing Experience

Do you feel the need to slow down the pace of everyday life? The Mandalay Healing Experience is a ritual that includes an Indian massage that helps relieve headaches. This sensory experience developed by Mandalay SPA is ideal for those who suffer from headaches, muscle tension and stress.

Book Mandalay Healing Experience


The Mandalay Healing Experience is a fully relaxing experience to spend a day at the SPA.


Take care of your health and find the ideal massage at the nearest Spa

Now that you know how to relieve headaches without frequently resorting to medication, come take care of your health with our exclusive treatments.

The Spa is the ideal place for those who also suffer from body and joint pain. The unique experience provided by massages and revitalizing treatments has a strong impact on generalized pain relief.

There is also the possibility of enjoying several services at the same time, such as the swimming pool or the sauna, for a feeling of renewal and inner harmony. TOPSPA is in several hotels from north to south of the country. Choose the SPA closest to you and prioritize your well-being.


A TOPSPA Consultants é a empresa líder na área de consultoria e gestão de Spas no mercado hoteleiro, em Portugal. Fundada em 2015 com a ambição de ser a melhor a empresa a operar no mercado Wellness & Spa em Portugal, possui atualmente 8 Spas em gestão própria e o maior número de prémios atribuídos pelos World Luxury Spa Awards. A divulgação e partilha de conhecimento, são parte integrante dos valores da empresa, efetuada através de formação profissional, palestras, workshops e docência das disciplinas de Saúde e Bem-Estar em diversos cursos Superiores e Técnicos nas Escolas de Hotelaria e Turismo.

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