This head massage will help decrease muscle tension and at the same time help to improve the condition of your hair.
Based on an ancient healing system, the Ayurveda, it helps relieve daily stress build up in the head, neck and shoulders. In just 10 minutes, you can be free of headaches and the rubbing action on the head will increase blood flow, thus nourishing hair follicles.
Before starting change into loose, comfortable clothes and find a quiet, warm, relaxing place to carry out the massage. Sit up straight in a chair with your back resting on the back support. Placing both your feet flat on the floor, take a few deep breaths and visualize the warm sun on your face. Now concentrate on relaxing each muscle in your body individually, until you are completely relaxed.
If essential oils are available, the fragrance chosen will further help to relax you stiff muscles. If you have dry hair olive, sesame or cold-compressed sunflower oil should be used. While, greasy hair should be massaged with almond or sesame oil. To increase hair growth sandalwood or rosemary can be tried and a few drops of tea tree oil can be used to treat dandruff.
Warm some of the chosen essential oil in the palm of your hands and gently rub it into the crown of your head. Using your palms and fingertips rub some more oil onto your hair, going from the sides and back of your head up to the crown. Then use your fingertips and thumbs to press on the scalp in a downward and forward manner creating heat through friction by using small, rhythmic movements over one spot. Make sure to work your way over the entire head, again coming up from the sides and back.
Next, place the heels of your hands over your temples and while keeping one hand still, vigorously move the other hand up and down on the same spot. Repeat this step using the other hand as well and then do the same at the front and back of your head.
Run your fingertips through your hair at the sides of your head and at the same time close your fingers and gently pull. Then, move your hands from side to side.
Now gently rub the areas in front and above of your ears, using a circular motion.
Putting your hands on your temples with your fingers pointing upwards then repeatedly squeeze for five seconds and release. Repeat this while squeezing the area above your ears.
The muscles on either side of your neck at the bottom of your skull are massaged next, by quickly rubbing them up and down with your fingertips. Then, tilt your head back and rest it on your thumbs, for fifteen seconds.
Finally, squeeze and relax your neck muscles, gently pulling them in a circular motion. Go down and across to the tips of your shoulders. Use the right hand for the right side of your neck and the left for the left side.
It is important to remember to lightly pass your fingers through your hair to relax you head.
This type of massage can also be used in the office without oil, to improve concentration and work performance.
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