How To Guide

There are many ways to use our Face Mask - here are a few we recommend:

 

Headaches | Migraines

Headaches and migraines can occur in any part of the head or face, so we recommend placing the Face Mask:

  • Over the face, so it rests comfortably over the eyes; or
  • At the back of the head (with band over the forehead); or
  • Resting behind the neck; or
  • Held over the eye, where the pain is most focused (i.e. typically for migraines).

Heat and Cold Therapy can provide support for headaches and migraines:

Heat Therapy

Cold Therapy

To relax tense muscles

To dull the sensation of pain

To promote calm and rest

 

To increase muscle flexibility (i.e. neck, jaw)

 

To foster relaxation

 

To provide comfort and reassurance

 

It should be noted that the Face Mask has been designed specifically for headaches and migraines; the strap is intended to be quite tight, to create gentle pressure, aiding in pain relief.

What is a headache?

A headache is a painful sensation in any part of the head or face, ranging from sharp to dull pain. Common symptoms include a throbbing or squeezing sensation, that is constant or intermittent. It can also include pain in the neck.

What is a migraine?

A migraine is a tendency to experience headaches with sensory disturbance. It is a complex condition with a wide variety of symptoms, including disturbed vision, sensitivity to light, sound and smells and feeling nauseous. A migraine is characterised by severe throbbing pain, usually localised to one side of the head.

 

 

Sinusitis

There are different sinuses above and below your eyes, as well as behind your nose, so we recommend placing the Face Mask:

  • Over the face, so it rests comfortably over the eyes, and covers most of the cheek area; or
  • Over the forehead.

Heat Therapy can provide support for sinus pain:

Heat Therapy

To relax tense muscles

To promote calm and rest

To soften nasal discharge

To relieve congestion

To loosen mucus

To relieve stuffiness

To foster relaxation

To provide comfort and reassurance

What is sinusitis?

The sinuses are a connected system of hollow cavities in the skull. Sinusitis occurs when viruses, bacteria, or fungi infect the sinus cavity, causing inflammation. This causes more mucus, nasal congestion, pain and discomfort in the cheeks or forehead or around the eyes, and headaches.

 

 

Toothache

We recommend placing the Face Mask:

  • Under the jaw, cradling the jaw line, with the strap over the top of the head; or
  • On the face, so it rests comfortably over the eyes (i.e. for associated headache).

Cold Therapy is most effective for toothache, although Heat Therapy may assist in relieving the associated headache:

Heat Therapy

Cold Therapy

To relax tense muscles

To dull the sensation of pain

To promote calm and rest

To reduce swelling and inflammation

To foster relaxation

To reduce redness and puffiness

To provide comfort and reassurance

 

What is toothache?

Toothache is pain you feel in or around your tooth, gums or jaw. It can be a dull ache, or a sharp pain, and can range from mild to excruciating. Intense toothache may also cause headache and jaw pain.

 

 

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction

We recommend placing the Face Mask:

  • Under the jaw, cradling the jaw line, with the strap over the top of the head; or
  • On the face, so it rests comfortably over the eyes (i.e. for associated headache).

Depending on the source of pain, Heat or Cold Therapy may be more effective. Cold Therapy will be more effective for swelling and inflammation, however, Heat Therapy will be more effective for muscle pain and stiffness.:

Heat Therapy

Cold Therapy

To relax tense muscles

To dull the sensation of pain

To promote calm and rest

 

To increase muscle flexibility (i.e. neck, jaw)

 

To foster relaxation

 

What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting the jawbone to the skull. Dysfunction of this joint can lead to pain and discomfort. Causes of dysfunction include injury to teeth or jaw, misalignment of the teeth or jaw, teeth grinding or clenching, poor posture, stress or arthritis.

 

 

Hayfever

We recommend placing the Face Mask comfortably over the eyes or over the forehead.

Both Heat and Cold Therapy can provide support for hayfever:

Heat Therapy

Cold Therapy

To loosen mucus

To reduce swelling and inflammation

To relieve stuffiness

To reduce inflammation from irritation

To foster relaxation

To soothe irritation and itchiness

To provide comfort and reassurance

To reduce redness and puffiness

What is hayfever?

Hayfever is an allergic reaction to environmental allergens, occurring seasonally or all year round. Symptoms commonly include; runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, watery, red or itchy eyes, coughing, itchy throat or roof of the mouth, postnasal drip, itchy nose, sinus pressure or pain and itchy skin.

 

 

Tired Eyes

We recommend placing the Face Mask:

  • On the face, so it rests comfortably over the eyes; or
  • At the back of the head (with band over the forehead); or
  • Resting behind the neck; or
  • Held over the eye, where the pain is most focused.

Both Heat and Cold Therapy can provide support for tired eyes:

Heat Therapy

Cold Therapy

To relax tense muscles

To dull the sensation of pain

To promote calm and rest

To reduce inflammation from irritation

To increase muscle flexibility

To reduce redness and puffiness

To provide comfort and reassurance

 

What is 'tired eye'?

Tired eye is another term for eye strain; when eyes feel achy, weak or heavy, due to intense use. They might tire after staring for long periods at a computer, smartphone or game console. Symptoms might include; sore or irritated eyes, trouble focusing, dry or watery eyes, blurred or double vision, increased sensitivity to light, pain in the neck, shoulders or back.

 

Hangovers

 We recommend placing the Face Mask:

  • On the face, so it rests comfortably over the eyes; or
  • At the back of the head (with band over the forehead); or
  • Resting behind the neck; or
  • Held over the eye, where the pain is most focused.

 

Both Heat and Cold Therapy can provide support for hangovers:

Heat Therapy

Cold Therapy

To relax tense muscles

To dull the sensation of pain

To promote calm and rest

To reduce swelling and inflammation

To promote the release of toxins

To reduce redness and irritation

To provide comfort and reassurance

 

What is a hangover?

A hangover is a group of unpleasant signs and symptoms that can develop after drinking too much alcohol. The signs and symptoms vary from person to person, but usually involve headache, nausea, tiredness and dehydration.

 

 

Stress | Anxiety

We recommend placing the Face Mask on the face, so it rests comfortably over the eyes, and focus on deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation.

Both Heat and Cold Therapy can provide support for stress and anxiety:

Heat Therapy

Cold Therapy

To relax tense muscles

To reduce stress hormones

To promote calm and rest

To provide disassociation from intense thoughts

To increase muscle flexibility

 

To foster relaxation

 

To provide comfort and reassurance

 

 What is Stress?

Stress is our way of responding to demands and pressures. It can be a healthy response that helps us deal with life’s challenges, however, chronic or prolonged stress can affect our physical and mental health. When we feel stressed, we feel we are not able to cope.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety refers to intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Physical symptoms of stress and anxiety include, fast heart rate, tense muscles and rapid breathing.

 

 

Relaxation

We recommend placing the Face Mask on the face, so it rests comfortably over the eyes.

Both Heat and Cold Therapy can provide, and support relaxation:

Heat Therapy

Cold Therapy

To relax tense muscles

To reduce stress hormones

To promote calm and rest

To provide disassociation from intense thoughts

To increase muscle flexibility

 

To foster relaxation

 

To provide comfort and reassurance

 

What is relaxation?

Relaxation is a state of calm. Relaxation techniques focus on muscle relaxation or breathing.