Massage your temples

How to massage your temples

Press very gently in the region of your temples and make small circles.

Nudge Benefits

Massaging the temples can help to activate the relaxation response. This slows the heart rate and breathing, reduces the secretion of stress hormones as well as boosting the secretion of mood enhancing hormones such as serotonin.

The temporalis muscle lies beneath the temples and the side of the head. Tension in the temporalis muscle can contribute to headaches or feelings of tension in the face. So, massaging this area can help to prevent and relieve tension in the face and head.

Seek the advice from a health professional

If you have any specific health condition, seek advice before performing the nudges.

Nudges must be comfortable.

Always perform nudges comfortably. Move slowly and gently, within a range which is totally pain free.

Add personalised nudges for specific health conditions.

If you have a specific health condition, you can seek advice from a health professional to add specific nudges for you.