Scalp Massage | Haywards Heath
A scalp massage is designed to relax both the body and the mind. It is common for most people to feel the tension in the neck and head area due to the stresses of everyday life. A scalp massage is an effective way to relieve the symptoms associated with stress.
Traditional scalp massages were originally accompaniments to oil-rich scalp treatments used to stimulate the hair follicles for healthy hair growth. But today they are mainly used to relieve tension and as a pampering spa treatment.
As with any good massage, a scalp massage with professional massage techniques can turn a relaxing treatment into something with many greater benefits. These techniques include using fingertips and palms as well as using acupressure, which involves using fingertip pressure on certain points of the head. Like acupuncture, acupressure is based on the idea of those meridians (energy lines) run through the body. Blockages along these lines cause discomfort, fatigue, tension (including tension headaches) and even illness. It is thought that applying pressure onto these lines can release the blocked energy, restoring the body back to good health.
Scalp massages help to create a good environment for healthy hair growth. Massage aids in the removal of dead skin cells from the scalp – a flaky scalp is known to worsen hair loss in certain individuals. It can also be very beneficial to those who suffer from scalp conditions such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis.
Scalp massage stimulates blood flow to and from the skin of the neck and head area. This, in turn, increases oxygen supply, aids in lymphatic drainage and increases the suppleness of the skin.
Not only does a scalp massage decrease stress, it can actually boost your mood. It has been proven that scalp massages can increase serotonin, also known as ‘the happy chemical’ and can release endorphins, leaving us feeling uplifted.
Those who suffer from insomnia can really benefit from a scalp massage. It has been proven those who have regular scalp massages have an improvement with both falling asleep and staying asleep. Conversely, it can help those who suffer from fatigue feel more energised.