Head massage technique suitable for self-performing

Only those who have ever had a head mas­sage by a pro­fes­sion­al mas­ter know how pleas­ant it is, and also very use­ful. This pro­ce­dure has a direct ther­a­peu­tic effect, as well as a lot of addi­tion­al, for exam­ple, cos­met­ic. Of course, not every­one has the oppor­tu­ni­ty to vis­it a pro­fes­sion­al mas­sage ther­a­pist, but there is a head mas­sage tech­nique that you can mas­ter on your own and per­form if you wish.

Health benefits of massage

Mas­sage has been used since ancient times as part of the com­plex treat­ment of a vari­ety of dis­eases. More­over, each type has its own char­ac­ter­is­tics and ben­e­fi­cial effects. So, tra­di­tion­al Chi­nese mas­sage can elim­i­nate pain and numb­ness in the neck, reduce pal­pi­ta­tions and tight­ness in the chest. This was found out by Chi­nese experts who pub­lished the result of their study in World Jour­nal of Acupunc­ture — Mox­i­bus­tion. BUT here Swedish mas­sage improves the qual­i­ty of sleep in peo­ple suf­fer­ing from chron­ic neck pain. These con­clu­sions were reached by sci­en­tists who pub­lished the result of their study in the jour­nal Com­ple­men­tary Ther­a­pies in CLINICAL PRACTICE.

With the help of var­i­ous head mas­sage tech­niques, you can improve blood cir­cu­la­tion and lymph flow, elim­i­nate swelling, reduce migraine symp­toms, nor­mal­ize blood pres­sure and get rid of spasms. A head mas­sage ses­sion is a real plea­sure, relax­ation for a per­son sub­ject to stress and psy­cho-emo­tion­al stress. At the same time, it is also a pro­ce­dure with a pleas­ant “side” cos­met­ic effect in the form of stim­u­la­tion and strength­en­ing of hair fol­li­cles, improv­ing their nutri­tion, which favor­ably affects the growth and gen­er­al con­di­tion of the veg­e­ta­tion.

How to do a head massage?

How to do a head massage?

How to give your­self a mas­sage before going to bed or dur­ing the day, when there is a need to relieve fatigue and pain? Here self-mas­sagewhich you can learn on your own:

    Perform stroking with the palm of your hand, moving from the right ear to the left. Repeat this movement in the opposite direction with the other hand.
    With the pads of the thumbs, start working out the middle of the forehead. Making kneading movements, move to the temples and return back.
    Rub the forehead along the hairline with zigzag movements, then make the same movements from the bridge of the nose up.
    Mentally divide the head into four parts and grind each separately with straight, spiral and zigzag movements.
    It is good to work out the top of the head. Here it is important to move in a clockwise spiral.
    Go down to the temples and up again to the crown. From it go down to the back of the head and climb back.
    Press with fingertips behind the ears, on the occipital protuberance and superciliary arches.
    Run your fingers through your hair, lifting it up and pulling lightly.
    End the session with strokes.

Pro­fes­sion­als use mas­sage cream or oil in their work, but if the skin and hair are oily, it is bet­ter to refuse to use them. You can not do mas­sage for any der­ma­to­log­i­cal dis­eases, dur­ing an acute infec­tion, accom­pa­nied by an increase in body tem­per­a­ture. Con­traindi­ca­tions include neo­plasms, tumors on the skin. If there are prob­lems with hair loss, there is bald­ness, then mas­sage can aggra­vate it, espe­cial­ly with exces­sive­ly active expo­sure.

By Yraa

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