Health and Beauty Benefits of a Scalp Massage

One of the best things about getting your hair done at a salon is the scalp massage. It is a simple technique where you knead soft tissues in the body that helps create a calming effect and remove tension.  Because the scalp is filled with nerve endings, a good scalp massage will stimulate your nervous system.
A scalp massage is also a fantastic way to reduce stress.  It boosts your mood and sense of well-being by working on serotonin and dopamine–hormones that enhance those “feel good” emotions.  It also helps by reducing cortisol–a stress-related hormone that leaves us feeling down and contributes to belly-fat weight gain. So, yes, a scalp massage can help to manage your weight too.

Additional Benefits to a scalp massage:

  • Stimulates blood flow to and from the skin, increasing the oxygen supply to your scalp.
  • Cleanses the hair and scalp of oils, dirt, and bacteria.
  • Lubricates the scalp, creating healthy hair and promote growth.
  • When rubbing the hair from roots to tip, it can also stimulate the hair’s growth and vitality.
  • It soothes a dry, itchy scalp by conditioning it, preventing a dry scalp.
  • It leaves your hair softer and more radiant by spreading natural oils, making it easier to style.
  • It prevents hair follicle damage from the sun, or chemical treatments by improving resiliency over time.
  • It just feels good and relaxing!
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By Amber Luebke and Bree McLain, owners of Lotus Salon in Stoughton, WI, have over 35 years combined experience specializing in hair color, accenting your best features and addressing your specific needs. Google+
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