You don’t always need a full body massage the achieve the relaxation and health benefits you’re looking for. Sometimes, more localized massage treatments can be just as effective. Foot massage, hand reflexology, and head massage are great examples of massage therapies that focus on a specific body part for a number of benefits.
In this article, we’ll look at head and scalp massages to show you what benefits they offer.
What is scalp massage?
During a scalp massage, your massage therapist will work their fingertips through your hair at the roots to gently massage the scalp. This can be performed either with or without oils. A more general head massage may cover other areas of the head and face, including the forehead, temples, and cheekbones.
Head and scalp massage offer numerous benefits, both mentally and physically. Here are some of the key benefits you’ll experience from receiving a head massage…
Like any type of massage, a scalp massage provides instant relaxation, and it simply feels really good. Its relaxing effects can help you both physically and mentally, which in turn leads to a reduction in stress and anxiety. These benefits also help you naturally fall asleep at night and enjoy a better quality of sleep.
If you frequently suffer from headaches or migraines, then scalp massage can help to relieve your symptoms and even help to prevent headaches. This may be due to its ability to relax the muscles of the head, face, and neck, helping to reduce the frequency of tension headaches. This can also help to relieve eye strain for those who spend their working day staring at a screen.
Scalp massage helps to condition the scalp and increase blood flow to the areas. One result of this is healthier skin, helping to treat dandruff and prevent dry, flaky, or itchy skin across the scalp.
Improving the condition of your scalp and boosting blood flow to the area can also help to nourish your hair and strengthen the hair follicles. This can help to promote hair growth and improve the quality and thickness of the hair, making it a potential remedy for hair loss and thinning.
Whether you want to treat migraines, improve your hair growth, or just enjoy a nice, relaxing massage, head and scalp massages are a great choice. Contact Moonstone Massage to find out more about the styles of massage we offer or to book an appointment.