Some headaches can be cured by a sensitive finger-pressure massage. The massage should be given on sensitive "trigger" points. There are three pairs of points: one at each temple, one under each shoulder blade, and a pair at the back of the neck. Press each point for 15 to 30 seconds at a time. Remember to press both points in a pair at the same time, not just one side. Doing this will help the body's natural painkillers start working. If you are alone, press the thumb of one hand against the tender spot in the "V" formed by the thumb and forefinger of the other hand.

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Sensitive in the first line seems to refer to massage. But what does sensitive massage mean? I've already looked up sensitive in some dictionaries, but none of the senses seem to apply in this context. Please let me know what dictionary you used to answer.

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Sensitive here means:

  • (Physiology) of or relating to the senses or the power of sensation.

The expression Ngram appears to have been used from the '80s, probably with the spread of orieantal practices.

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