Anyone who’s ever had a hair stylist massage their scalp knows that it’s remarkably relaxing to have the nerves on the skin’s surface stimulated with gentle pressure. Research shows that scalp massage can lower blood pressure, reduce levels of stress hormones, and slow heart rate. That’s why scalp massage is an important part of the Zeel sleep massage.
What is a scalp massage?
A scalp massage is a head massage designed to relax the mind and encourage circulation. Many times, tension is felt within the head and neck, so scalp massages can be very effective as a stress reducer. Warm oil is massaged throughout the scalp, working to relax tight muscles in the temple and neck regions.
As with any good massage, a scalp massage with tried-and-true techniques can turn a feel-good rub into something with greater benefits. Experts suggest massaging with fingertips and palms as well as using acupressure, which involves applying finger pressure on certain points on the head.
Benefits of a Head | Scalp Massage
Head Massage Promotes Hair Growth
One study found that scalp massage activate the dormant hair follicles to promote new growth.
Scalp Massage is Convenient
You can do your own scalp massage, or trade massages with a friend or loved one. A scalp massage can take as little as 15 minutes, and can be done almost anywhere.
Scalp Massage is a Natural Remedy for Migraines and Headaches
If you’re hoping to alleviate a pesky tension headache or migraine, massage is a great choice. Research shows that scalp massage can help reduce the frequency of chronic massages, as well as other benefits like mood boosts (through increases in serotonin, the “happy hormone.”
Scalp Massage Helps Balance the Nervous System
Acupressure massage of the head has been proven to relax physical stress and achieve balance in the nervous system.
A Head Massage Can Remove Toxins
It removes any toxins that may have accumulate in the scalp by increasing the lymphatic flow.
A Head Massage Can Reduce Dandruff
When done using oil such as jojoba, almond, sesame, olive, coconut, and castor, it moisturises and conditions the scalp. This help you avoid dry flaky scalp and dandruff.
At the Tampa Massage Clinic, located in Tampa, Florida, nothing is more important than human touch. To schedule an appointment with Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Advanced Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Jakki Bosco LMT, please call (813) 298-5603.
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