Is Your Tension Headache a Pain in the Neck?

Tension headaches are among the most common types of headache. They occur when muscles in the head and neck tighten and contract—causing pain in the head, scalp – quite literally – they can be a pain in the neck. This type of headache usually is brought on by stress, anxiety, even depression.
 
During these trying and uncertain times, we all may feel more stressed and anxious. Many of us are spending more time on our computers working, attending Zoom meetings, helping kids with their homework, taking online courses or keeping up with friends and family through social media. Repetitive motion and poor posture from long periods of sitting can create muscle tension in our shoulders, neck and even our scalp.
 
  • There are a number of ways to relieve head and neck tension:
  • Take frequent breaks to get up from your chair to move around
  • Practice gentle neck rolls and stretches
  • Stay Hydrated
  • Diffuse essential oils that create a sense of calm and grounding. Try Re-Nurture’s Refresh blend.
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Mix with carrier oil and apply to your neck and shoulders — a personal aromatherapy roll-on is a great way to help relieve stress and soothe tight muscles.