How to correctly perform the scalp massage?
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How do I massage my scalp correctly?

The scalp massage is a ritual which should be of particular interest to people who suffer from hair loss and baldness. It also has a soothing and relaxing effect and can therefore be seen as a ritual that is good for your health. What should a proper scalp massage look like?

Who will benefit from a scalp massage?

Scalp massage is a recommended ritual for people who have a normal or dry scalp. If your scalp is prone to oiliness, scalp massage can unfortunately cause even more sebum to be produced. This is due to the pressure and stimulation of the sebaceous glands to work even harder. Does that mean that people with an oily scalp should give up massaging completely? Not necessarily. Try massaging just before or during shampooing.

Any kind of irritation or inflammation is also a contraindication for scalp massage. If your scalp is very sensitive, red, thin or burning, it’s best to hold off until the skin has healed.

What are the benefits of a scalp massage?

The extraordinary power of massage was discovered a long time ago. Its relaxing and relieving properties have always been appreciated. It has also been used to alleviate painful conditions such as migraine headaches.

Today, every hairdresser knows that it is an essential part of hair care. It strengthens hair roots and stimulates hair growth. The result is thicker hair and less visible baldness. The magic power of massage lies in its exfoliating and circulation-stimulating properties.

A properly performed scalp massage can remove all kinds of tension located in the neck, shoulders, neck or jaw area. It is an excellent way to relax after a hard and stressful day at work. It is good to know that you can get a scalp massage at a good hair salon, spa or beautician. Each of us can also do it on our own, at home. It is enough to use appropriate gadgets, but the hands themselves are just as good.

The best results can be achieved through regularity. If there are no contraindications, such pleasure can be served even every day. If you are struggling with baldness, you should use this ritual every day.

What do I need for a scalp massage?

No special tools are needed for a pleasant and effective massage, but that does not mean that they cannot be used. Classic massagers or scalp masks can be useful and make the whole experience even more enjoyable. However, just your hands are enough for a start.

Step by step scalp massage

  1. Wash your hands before starting the massage.

2. It’s best if your fingernails are not too long, as this could lead to irritation or scratches.

3. Apply the massage wet or dry while shampooing, in the bath or shower.

4. Start by massaging your forehead and work your way up to the nape of your neck.

5. Use circular motions with light pressure. Do not press your hands together too hard! Fingertips alone are sufficient.

6. You can use your favourite oil or hair lotion during the massage but it is not necessary.

7. Be careful when using a massaging tool such as a brush or massager as the sensations are not so precise and can irritate the skin.

Indian scalp massage

According to Indian medicine, scalp massage not only nourishes and strengthens the hair strands, but also relaxes the whole body. According to Ayurveda, it is on the head that all tension and bad emotions accumulate, which negatively affect the whole body and our well-being. Anger and stress cause stiffening of muscles, including those on the head, which in turn can cause pain, including migraines.

Ayurvedic scalp massage is an extended ritual that also includes the face, neck, shoulders and arms. Slow but intensive movements are effective in calming down, relieving tension and thus getting rid of headaches. However, it is not an ordinary massage that you can perform yourself at home. If you decide to have a massage at home, you need to ask someone close to you for help. The solution is also to use the professional help of a massage therapist.

When do you notice the effects of a scalp massage?

The feeling of calmness and relaxation after a scalp massage can be felt almost immediately. The body is more relaxed and the muscles around the head are more relaxed.

After a few weeks of regular scalp massage, you will notice a significant improvement in your hair condition and especially the reduction of hair loss. In turn, after 2-3 months the first baby hairs may appear, i.e. tiny, growing hairs visible especially after washing the head. With time a thickening of hair will become visible, which is the most desirable effect of this type of massage.

In some cases, you may notice an increase in hair loss as soon as you start applying scalp massages. However, this is completely normal as the massage helps to quickly get rid of old or weak hair that would have fallen out soon anyway.

In case the scalp massage does not work with regular use and your hair still falls out excessively, it is worth consulting your doctor and undergoing basic examinations in order to find the cause of the increased hair loss. For a free consultation you can go to Meditravel. In case the consultation indicates a problem with baldness, you can use our offer of trips to Turkey for hair transplantation. 

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