A good head and scalp massage not only feels really good, but has many health and healing benefits for your entire body. When the scalp is massaged, the rest of the body relaxes, too. Massaging the scalp stimulates the nerves and blood vessels, sending tingling sensations from the scalp to the toes. It relieves tension, provides deep relaxation, lubricates and conditions the scalp, strengthens and nourishes the hair root to stimulate hair growth, and helps prevent hair loss.
Scalp Relaxation – A soothing head and scalp massage provides instant relief from stress, depression, headaches, and pain and can work wonders for relaxing a tight scalp. And, don’t think you have to go to a salon or spa to get a scalp massage—you can perform one on yourself using warmed aromatherapy essential or carrier oils like peppermint, rosemary, lavender, or virgin coconut. NOTE: For more information on essential and carrier oils.
Melt Away Stress Using Your Own Finger Tips – Using a few drops of essential oils on your finger tips, start by running your fingers through your hair using slight pressure, from the front to the back of the head. Then perform with circular motions—repeating the process starting at the base of the skull, moving up to the top of the head.
Next, start from the sides. Massage from the temples and ears all the way up to the top of the head, then to the front of the head, and then back to the base of the skull. Repeat with gentle circular motions. Finish up with gentle hair tugging. Simply slip your fingers through your hair and gently tug at the roots, holding for a few seconds and then letting go.
NOTE: Depending on your preference, a scalp massage can be performed on wet or dry hair and can be performed with or without the use of essential oils.
Minimize Hair Loss – Maximize Regrowth – Daily scalp massage is not only beneficial for stress and relaxation, but helps stimulate new hair growth, while stopping thinning hair and reversing hair loss.