Promote Scalp Health with a scalp massage
Not that you need a reason to do something that feels good but a Scalp Massage is a great inexpensive way to pamper yourself . Honestly I wish it is something that I would do more often. There are several benefits to doing a scalp massage but I have picked out a few of the more enticing reasons I chose to do it.
- Scalp Massage promote hair growth so by promoting blood flow to your follicles. Scalp Massages relieve stress and tension.
- Regular scalp massage stimulates nerves and blood vessels.
- A staple in Ayurveda, Holistic medicine practices it is used a preventative in many cultures to ward off stress and illlness.
- scalp massage may be able to increase serotonin levels and relieve pain. Headaches, on the other hand, may be caused by muscle tension, which a scalp massage can also alleviate Scalp massage can also be something you can do with your partner.
How to get Started
Choose an Oil…for this purpose I would probably use an Olive Oil with some drops of essential peppermint oil mixed in it. The peppermint oil is known to stimulate blood flow, which is the purpose of the massage. Gently massage your head with your thumbs and your fingers. According to Yogajournal.com, they suggest that you take fistfuls of hair at the roots, tugging from side to side, with your knuckles very close to the scalp.
Squeeze at the temples with the heels of the hands and make slow, wide, circular movements. Look down slightly and massage the back of the neck by squeezing and rolling the muscles. Begin at the back of your neck. Make sure that you move, your fingers in a circular motion to relive any tension that you may feel in that area.
At the top of the neck and work your way down, first with one hand and then with the other hand. With your with each thumbs on their respective sides of your occipital bone (that large bone in the back of your head).
Open your hands and widen the pattern of the circular motions to move up the middle of the head to the front hairline and down the sides of each ear. If you can’t be bothered to perform a scalp massage on yourself there are a variety of scalp massagers on the market that you can purchase that will do the trick.
The goal is to promote healthy hair growth but what is so great about a scalp massage is that it helps to promote total body health.
Have you given yourself a scalp massage? What technique do you use? Do you use your hand or a device? What is your favorite Oil?
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