Hydrotherapy for Headaches

Materials Needed
2 small towels 2 basins or large bowls
1 ice pack or tray of ice cubes water

Migraine Headache
Fill one basin with ice water and the other with hot tap water (no greater than 114o F). Soak one towel in the ice water. Wring out the towel from the ice water and place on the back of the neck while soaking the feet in the basin of hot tap water. Leave for 20 minutes. If this does not bring relief then soak one towel in the hot water. Place the hot wrung towel on the back of the neck and soak the feet in the basin of iced water for 20 minutes.

Tension Headache
Fill one basin with ice water and one basin with hot tap water (no greater than 114o F). Soak one towel in each basin. Wring out hot towel and place on the back of the neck for 3 minutes. Remove this towel and replace it with the iced towel for 30 seconds. Repeat the hot and cold applications three times each.

Sinus Headache
Use the same process as for tension headache but place the wrung towels over the sinuses rather than on the back of the neck.