Whether it’s a rare occurrence or a chronic condition you deal with daily, headaches can be painful and distracting to your day. You can pop pain medication all you want – oftentimes, it really does help – and people who deal with headache constantly know some tricks to wait out the pain. But the next time you have a headache, don’t wait for the pain to pass or for your meds to kick in. Instead, try activating these easy-to-find pressure points on your body that have been proven to help relieve headache pain. Watch the video below to learn how you can nix a headache fast with a little massage.

While it would be luxurious and effective to have a masseuse hit these pressure points for you, not everyone has the ability to just skip off to the spa for the day.

Never fear! These pressure points are ones you can do yourself or a friend/partner can hit for you.

Try gently massaging one (or all) of these pressure points the next time you get struck with sudden head pain:

– BOTH SIDES OF THE SPINE TO THE BASE OF THE SKULL
– THE WEBBING BETWEEN YOUR THUMB AND INDEX FINGER
– TWO THUMB WIDTHS ABOVE THE GAP BETWEEN YOUR BIG AND SECOND TOES
– BEHIND SHIN BONE, ONE HAND WIDTH ABOVE ANKLE
– INSIDE RIDGE OF YOUR EYEBROW
– TEMPLES

Have you tried pressure point therapy to relieve your headaches? How did it work for you? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.