How Do Heating Pads Help with Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines can be debilitating, keeping you from living your everyday life. The primary cause of headaches is tension.
Shop Aora heating pads are ideal for relieving tension, stress, and muscle fatigue during a headache or migraine attack by applying heat to the problem areas of your neck, shoulders, and back.
These heating pads will relax the muscles, release endorphins (pain-relieving hormones) and help you get back to living your life.
What Are Headaches
A headache is any discomfort in the head region that causes pain or pressure. A headache may range from mild to severe and may be classified as acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term).
There are many different types of headaches, including:
Tension headaches - These occur when the muscles in your head become tight due to stress or fatigue.
Cluster headaches – Cluster headaches occur when blood vessels around the brain constrict suddenly, causing extreme pain on one side of the head.
Migraine headaches – Migraines cause moderate to severe pain on one side of the head and accompanying symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine symptoms vary from person to person but may include: A throbbing pain on one side of the head (which may spread to other areas); pain on both sides of the head at once; pain above one eye or behind one eye; and nausea and vomiting (in some cases).
What Can Cause Headaches or Migraines
Many factors can cause headaches. Some people have chronic headaches that cause them to see their doctor regularly. The most common causes of headaches include:
Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
How Shop Aora Heating Pads Ease Headache and Migraine Pain
Shop Aora Heating Pads can help ease the pain of headaches by gently heating the area where the pain is being felt. This helps relax tense muscles, which can help reduce any pain or discomfort you might feel. It's also helpful because it allows you to focus on other things instead of focusing on your headache. Our heating pads can also help with migraines because they help relax muscles in your neck and shoulders, which will also help reduce the tension contributing to your headache or migraine symptoms. Heat also improves blood flow to the area and helps reduce pain.
Our pads are made with Canadian grains, 100% cotton fabric, double layered, sewn by hand in Canada, and designed to provide relief where you need it most.
Additionally, our pads can be used for cold therapy! A cold compress applied to your head or neck is believed to have a numbing effect, which may dull the pain sensation. As cold compresses constrict blood vessels quickly and reduce the neurotransmission of pain, they can also improve the appearance of dark circles and ease the eye strain. To use Aora healing pads as a cold compress, store it always in the freezer-safe bag in a freezer. Remove when you are ready to use. Place on your eyes and forehead while lying in a darkened room for twenty minutes.
If you have two Aora pads, use another one across your shoulders simultaneously to ease the tension from your shoulders and neck.
In most cases, heating pads should be applied with heat for about 20 minutes before applying pressure. This allows the heat to penetrate deep into the muscles and temporomandibular joint (TMJ), loosening up things like sinuses and muscles and allowing room for better blood flow to the head area. When this occurs, you will be able to relieve your headache or migraine much quicker by simply applying some pressure to your head. If a headache or migraine pain comes because of neck stiffness or tension, you can also try lying on a heating pad or even wrapping it around your neck. Again, it's all about allowing the heat to penetrate deeply so that it relieves a lot of the pain and allows you to relax.