Exercises for treating headaches and migraines

The head is an important part of the human body, where are located all of our sense organs along with the center of the nervous system - brain. Here is located vision, hearing, taste, smell and very fine touch receptors, that are across the whole face and especially around the mouth.

The face is composed of two main muscle groups - facial muscles and muscles of mastication (chewing muscles). The muscles of mastication are located in the area, where the lower jaw is connected to the upper jaw. Facial muscle secure infromative and communicative character of the face. The facial expressions serve for expressing emotions, which other people should be able to recognize. It happens frequently that when we don't hear the voice of the person, we can still assess what is going on with the person, or what is the person thinking about, based on the facial expression. Through facial muscles we can communicate and convey to our surrounding what do we feel and what are we going through. It is interesting that facial signals are understood the same on all the continents, across the whole globe. We have many facial muscles, but we use actively only a handful of them. Exercising these muscles has several benefits. In particular, thanks to the exercises, there is an increased blood circulation of blood under the skin, and the contours of the skin become stronger.

We also shouldn't underestimate the muscles of the head. Daily stress and other factors may cause increased tension in the eyes, muscles of mastication and facial muscles, which need to be subsequnetly relieved. As a result of that, it can lead to various unpleasant pain and problems, that might be subequently manifested.

EXERCISE TUTORIALS

Návody 1 - obrázek
This exercise is part of physiotherapeutic method for relieving the muscles of the lower jaw joint. This technique can be used when chewing and yawning is painful, and it can be caused by stress, tension in the muscles and teeth grinding.
Návody 2 - obrázek
This exercise is part of the physiotherapeutic method for relieving the muscles in the area of the jaw joints. You can use this technique in case you feel pain while chewing, yawning and it has been caused by stress, muscle tension and teeth grinding.
Návody 3 - obrázek
Concept of this exercise comes from a physiotherapeutic method McKenzie. This method is effective against back pains, when the intervertebral discs are damaged, cervical spine pain, tingling in typical neurological involvement and other cases. Thanks to this exercise the pain intensity is lowered, the nerve irritation is transferred from the limbs towards the spine and there is also an increase in the movement range.
Návody 4 - obrázek
This exercise is ideal for relaxing the back muscles as well as neck muscles, in order to straighten the spine and activate the muscles of the torso. The exercise is ideal against headaches and migraines.
Návody 5 - obrázek
The goal of this exercise is especially correct position and function of the lumbar spine and cooperation of the pelvic floor with diaphragm.
Návody 6 - obrázek
The goal of this exercise is keeping head and spine straight, activating the core stability and strengthening the muscles of the shoulder blades and shoulders.
Návody 7- obrázek
It is an example of physiotherapeutic methods for relieving of the muscles in the area of the ear. You can do this technique at home and help yourself in case you feel pain while chewing or when you are yawning or when you are under stress, if you are under tension or when you grind your teeth.