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What is a quick relaxation exercise for managing headaches?

Try using progressive relaxation. Start at your feet, and contract each muscle holding the contraction for 2-3 seconds. Slowly do this and move up your body until you reach your neck – then move back down. As you’re doing this, imagine all the “small” muscles contracting as well. See it in your mind, and picture  and feel the relaxation that comes as you release each contraction.

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