Ease Your Tension, Massage Your Scalp

27th Jul 2020
Scalp Massage

Doing your own scalp massage is wonderful for soothing, and for boosting the production of serotonin, which is the body's natural feel-good hormone. And it's easy to do while sitting reading, watching the television or doing nothing at all. 

When we're uptight, we tend to tense the shoulders, neck, head and facial muscles. This can cause headaches. Do you catch yourself frowning, clenching your jaw, grinding your teeth? Are your shoulders tensed up around your ears?  Is your head bent forward as though you were carrying the cares of the world on it?

Take a deep breath. On the out-breath, drop your shoulders, then start this scalp massage and feel the tension flow away from you.

With your fingertips, make small circular movements all along your hairline. Massage. Don't rub. Start at the top of your head, move along the outline of your face, around your ears and around to the bottom of your hairline at the top of your neck. Once you start doing this, you won't want to stop.

Next, make your hands into claws, and move your scalp around with your fingers. Don't rub your scalp. Massage it.

Take clumps of hair, near to the roots, and very gently tug them from side to side, all over your scalp. This will make your scalp tingle.

Scalp massage encourages blood circulation, stimulates your scalp and increases hair growth. According to research, it also tones up the cells of the hair follicles, which helps to produce healthier and thicker hair.

Add some deep breathing while you are massaging. The increased oxygen flow leads to increased blood flow, making all your body cells function at their highest level.

Enjoy and relax!

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