By Emma Peter

In many cultures, head massage has been practiced for years as a therapy to reduce stress and tension. Massaging the scalp can relieve migraine headache pain and even encourage hair growth by stimulating blood supply to the scalp. It rejuvenates the spirits, improves mental alertness and increases circulation to the face, head, neck and shoulders.

What is Head Massage?

Many people spend hours of each day hunched over a computer screen or sitting in the traffic, risking chronic nerve damage to their necks and shoulders. Poor posture and long working hours without adequate breaks can worsen muscle pain. A head massage usually includes a massage of the neck, back, shoulders and scalp, thus relieving pain and tension in these areas.

A head massage should take at least 45 minutes to complete. A scalp massage that is too hard can cause a headache or even more tension, so make sure your therapist knows if you want a light, medium or deep massage.

Oils for Head Massage

  • Coconut oil is also widely used by therapists for head massage
  • Sesame oil is a commonly used for head massage because of its mild odor.
  • Carrier oils such as jojoba or sweet almond can be blended with essential oils of choice.
  • Ylang ylang oil may be used to help one unwind and relax, while peppermint oil will have a more energizing effect.

Why wait? Hop into a massage center for a deep relaxing head massage to ease away stress from your body.

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