It’s no secret that there are benefits to getting regular massages on every part of our body, but what about scalp massages?
Not only do they feel absolutely amazing, but you may be surprised to know some of the benefits you can get from giving yourself (or getting) regular scalp massages.
1. Instant Mood Booster
Something about getting a massage, basically anywhere in your body is proven to increase your serotonin levels. This means that after a good, ol’ scalp massage, you can see significant improvement in your overall mood.
2. Reduce Your Stress Levels
When we’re feeling stressed, one of the main places we feel it is in our head. Massaging the area can help relax you, thus reducing the stress you’re currently dealing with. Take a moment and just relax.
3. Increase Blood Flow
Creating friction on your scalp can actually increase the blood flow to that area. This means that you can actually promote healthy hair growth by giving yourself regular scalp massages.
4. Reduce Migraines and Headaches
Applying pressure to certain trigger points in your head can actually help relieve the pain you feel from migraines or headaches. This can best be reached at the back of your skull.
5. Decrease Muscle Tension
Because of the pressure you’re applying to your scalp and head, you can actually relieve any muscle tension you’re experiencing, usually from the stress you have. This can also cause a domino effect, reducing your stress and headache as well.
How to Do Them
When doing a scalp massage, it’s best to use some type of water-based oil so you don’t get your hair too greasy and you can reduce any unnecessary friction between your skin. Once you apply the oil, start working from the sides of your ears with your hands in a position that looks like you’re holding a grapefruit. In this position run your fingers through in circular motions all throughout the base of your scalp. Do this multiple times back and forth before moving to the top. Then you can start again from the beginning until you’ve done it for about 10-15 minutes.
If you do this every single day, we guarantee you will start to notice some positive effects to your mood, headaches, stress, and even possibly your hair growth. Plus, it just feels amazing, so why wouldn’t you want to do this?