Scalp Massage is an old-fashioned relaxation procedure which holds many potential benefits. It releases tension in the forehead and scalp areas stimulating mental function. It also helps in maintaining the proper circulation of scalp. The person who will do the massage should be aware of the right massaging techniques. A good scalp massage includes combination of different pressure joints, proper positioning and strokes. Scalp Massage ensures therapeutic value hence it is also referred as aromatherapy.
Steps of Scalp Massage
Put the person in a proper position and then remove the headband. Bring hands up the side of the face to the forehead and then rake them through the hair. Repeat several times.
Glue' fingers onto the scalp and move it around against the skull. Move the fingers to a different position and repeat this process until the entire scalp has been covered.
Rub vigorously over the scalp, as if shampooing the hair.
Take little bunches of hair all over the scalp and tug gently. This procedure stimulates the scalp.
Repeat step 1 to finish off.
The massage can be done using oil as per preference. One can also use oil made with herbs as it provides nutrition to the hair.
Benefits of Scalp Massage
Relieves pain by improving circulation and removing muscle tension
Can help to get rid of headache
Can help stimulate the nerves and blood vessels beneath the skin
Helps in achieving sound sleep
Helps in the rejuvenation of the brain cells.
Makes the hair healthy and strong.
Helps in stopping hair loss.
Conditions and lubricates the scalp, thereby preventing flakiness and dryness.
Enhances the vibrancy of the hair.
Softens the hair and makes it easier to manage.
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(Last Updated on : 27-11-2014)
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