How To Do A Head Massage
How To Do A Head Massage
When our partners come home after a stressful day of work, we want them to quickly be relieved of the tension that usually builds up in their head. Watch this video and learn how to do a head massage that will instantly de-stress your partner.
Hi, my name is Sunita Passi from Tri-Dosha. We're specialist training providers in ayurvedic massage, nutrition and meditation, and I am looking forward to telling you about how to transform your life with a variety of different techniques. I am here to tell you a little bit about head massage and show you some specific techniques.
Head massage is a traditional therapy. It's been used for thousand and thousand of years to treat stress, insomnia, migraines, and headaches. It's very relaxing, it can also be very soothing, it is incredible nourishing to the scalp, it's also very good for your hair, and often head massage is combined with oil so that it really nourishes the roots, all the way through the scalp.
So it's useful for most people basically, but what ever your issues, head message is something you should definitely consider. Now, some of the techniques that you can use, if you're doing this at home or if you're doing it with a partner, are very simple. What I'm going to show you is just a number of techniques depending on requirement.
Now, if somebody has got a lot of movement in their head and their feeling quite anxious or stressed, the nicest techniques for somebody in that frame of mind are actually very soothing. So actually, let the hair just freely flow, so make sure there aren't any hair bubbles or clips or anything like that. So, a nice soothing technique is to actually free up the hair, just glide your hand through the hair take it all the way back, and really just work your hands towards the end.
So that's just nice and soothing, and nice and calming. Now if you've got somebody who is a little bit more anxious, somebody who can feel the stress in their head but it's not really a nervous tension, it's more from over work or overload. It's much better to have some deeper techniques which start to reduce stress at a deeper level.
Some of the things that you can do here are actually finger circle, where you take your hand and you just finger rub all the way through the scalp, so just a number of times on each side, again finger rubs to the other side. You can also massage the scalp with a whole hand friction, so you take your palm and you actually massage the scalp with a whole hand friction, just again working across the scalp. Okay.
Other things that you can do if you're still feeling that tension in the head, are actually pull the hair away from the scalp, which is a little bit more advanced but it really is a fantastic technique, to reduce that overwork tension in the head. So really move it away, taking the hair up in clumps. Not for every one, but for those people that are feeding the fire in their head, this is a great one for them.
And then finally, for somebody who is feeling very lethargic, very sluggish and they really feeling quite blocked in their head, they feel like the energy isn't moving, a great technique for them is something called Shampy where we actually take our risk with loose movements, and we work them towards the scalp. Here, you can actually split your hands as well, and work both sides that way. A nice thing to always do with head massage is to again soothe all of the hair down afterwards.
Okay, so just calm it all down, and then always finish with three lovely deep breaths. So if you can inhale for me, slowly exhale, and again in, slowly exhale, and again in, slowly exhale, this just allows the healing process to actually come to an end. This is a lovely way to actually complete the healing process. .