A scalp massage can be very beneficial, especially for those of us suffering from year end stress and the occasional migraine. Not only does a scalp massage help alleviate these problems – it also has the benefits of promoting relaxation and lowering stress levels.
How is a Scalp Massage performed?
The massage therapist will use his/her thumb and forefinger to massage the bottom of the ear, behind the lobe in small, circular movements using light pressure. The therapist will work in circular movements starting at the forehead area, working down towards the temples, round behind the ears, down to the nape of the neck, then move upwards through the sides.
Here are a few benefits of a head massage:
- it will relieve symptoms of a tight scalp and tension headaches.
- The kneading pressure applied by a massage warms the skin and opens up blood vessels to increase flow and boost circulation. Increased circulation means that the cells of the hair follicle will receive more nutrients necessary for optimal hair growth function.
- It spreads the natural oils of the hair, increasing hair lustre and vibrancy.
- It also relieves the muscle tension that makes the head feel tight.
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