(Last Updated on : 29-11-2014)
Self face and scalp massage is beneficial and very convenient to experience as it can be done at home. The general meaning of massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques. Massage provides myriad benefits like it decreases muscle reflex activity, inhibits motor-neuron excitability, promotes relaxation etc.
Steps for Self Face Massage
Choose oil that is suitable for the skin type.
Rub the oil in, using only a few drops then warm it up between fingertips and spread it all over the face.
Stroke all over the face and forehead.
Massage the temples softly with the fingertips of both hands.
Gently smooth over the eyelids from the inner to outer corners with thumbs.
Press with the thumbs just below the inner eyebrow comer. Release this step and then repeat. Do this, three or four times.
Stroke down the sides of face to the jaw line.
Pinch all along the jaw line from ear to ear.
Finish the massage by repeating step 1.
Benefits of Facial Massage
Leaves a soothing and relaxing effect to the skin.
Gives a glowing, radiant and healthy looks on the face.
Slows down the aging process
Lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Can improve a negative mood
Steps for Self Scalp Massage
Choose oil that's suitable for the hair and scalp.
Massage the scalp just the way one shampoos hair.
Lock the fingers on to the scalp and move it over the skull. These movements increase the blood circulation. Regular application of this process will improve the condition of hair.
Gently tug sections of the hair all over the head.
Finish massage by lying down and completely relaxing, hands open at sides, and breathing deeply for a minute or two.
Depending on the selection of oil, one can feel deeply relaxed, maybe a little sleepy or invigorated and energized after the massage.
Benefits of Scalp Massage
Can relieve pain by improving circulation and removing muscle tension.
Can be especially helpful if one has a migraine or headache.
Strengthens the hair and reactivates the circulation of blood and lymph vessels.
Provides shine and vitality to the hair
Stimulates hair re-growth
Controls hair fall
Relaxes the muscles cranial bringing relief to the scalp
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