Try massaging your temples. Massaging your temples gently stimulates the circulation of blood and relaxes the muscles of the forehead and temples. This itself soothes a person and provide relief from a headache.
Touch therapy is a new technique that is just becoming available to cure headaches. A lot of research is going on this area and even now experts have not been able to identify how touch therapy can help in healing.
The best possible explanation is that our bodies are in fact tuned to respond to the touches of others. When we were babies our mother’s touch was perhaps the most reassuring thing in the world. In fact experts are baffled by the way new born babies are able to distinguish between a mother’s touch and the touch of a stranger. As we grow older we delight in the encouraging pats and caresses of our parents and teachers.
Even in our social life there is a lot of touching going on. That is probably why people use the hand shake as an exchange of warmth. So when a person is ill and miserable, the touch of another person especially if it is a person who really cares for you can relieve you of your pain.
The only thing that the person has to do is to be gentle. He or she should stop when the patient has had enough.
Try massaging certain key points of your body like the nape of your neck, the shoulder and neck muscles and the muscles at the web between your thumb and the rest of your fingers.
The entire nervous system, the blood vessels, the skeletal and muscular systems are all interconnected. So if you can identify certain nodal points of the body and apply the right pressure there, you can indeed get relief from a headache.
This is the basic philosophy of the principle of acupressure. Just be careful to apply the right amount of pressure.
Do not wash your head in hot water. It can trigger off a lot of vascular changes that can do more harm than good. So though a hot bath may be stimulating to your body it is not the best thing that you can give your head.