Thursday, 26 December 2013

Importance of Head & Scalp Massage and Hand-held Scalp Massager Review:

Massage is always a relaxing routine, either it is for our body or head. Massaging is not new era thing, it is a traditional practice since decades. Head massage or even scalp massage are done to reduce headache, stress or any pain in that area. Nowadays, we experience massages in parlors and Spas.

The Importance of Head & Scalp Massage:

  • Massaging helps to relax the tissues and muscles.
  • It invigorates the blood flow which soothes the pain or ache.
  • Since, our head posses nerve endings, massaging the area solves and relaxes our whole body or whole nervous system.
  • Massaging scalp with or without oil also prevents any build-ups like dandruff or flaky skin.
  • A proper massage keeps nourishment to the hair follicles which results in healthy and faster growing hair.
  • Sometimes, through scalp massaging, hair-loss problem is also solved with ease.
  • It relaxes our body and leaves us with a stress-free mind and body after a good massaging in a peaceful environment.
Now, do you have to go to parlor or Spa every week to get a head & scalp massage?
If you can, fine. But, not necessarily!
You can do it yourself.

What is the proper way of massaging head & scalp?

  • You can do it with or without hair oil depending on your hair type (if you have oily scalp, avoid oil). You need to start massaging from the neck area. Be careful with your nails. And slowly with circular motion, massage your scalp gently to the front of your head.
  • Once, covered the whole scalp for about 15 minutes, now gently but firmly press your finger tips all over the scalp. If you are working with hair oil, this technique will help it absorb right in. Finally doing it for another 5 minutes, gently scratch the head (not with nails) once.
  • Then, take a short towel and dip it in hot water, rinse the excess water and wrap your head and hair with it. Relax for 10 minutes and take a shower.

The Hand-Held Head Massager:

Yes, in our super-fast world where we are being lazy each moment, there is a tool available for this purpose. The reason I do not prefer electric head massager is that they are not manual meaning you cannot control the movement or its type and also they are likely to tangle long hairs resulting in more hair-loss!
A tool with a handle and 10-12 open ended curved steel sticks (like bird's claws) are happens to be the head massager.

The technique to use it is quite simple, you need to hold it right above your head and press it down, then again up and down. The steel sticks or open ends has little rounded tips which makes it easier to do the job and also there is no way it would hurt or injure your scalp.

The great part is, it would not tangle you hair no matter how vigorously you massage with it. Also, you can concentrate on any part of your scalp, like if you want to massage the sides of your head, just place the massager and start moving it up and down.

It really does a great job to a certain extent, as one cannot possibly expect a real scalp massage experience with it. But it does relaxes the scalp muscle and helps in a good way. I love this one, as my hair is very fragile these days so, if I maggase my hair and scalp with fingertips, they tend to fall more. So, this hand-held massager is just perfect for me!

Where to buy it?

You can buy it from Ebay if you are more comfortable in shopping online. It costs Rs. 50 to Rs. 100 on Ebay. If you find it in shops in your area you might get them for cheaper as I got mine for Rs 20!!

So, please share your ideas and view in this topic.
Lots of love...


  1. I have seen this one at a lot of places.. It is great !!

  2. This is seriously an informative post Arshita, loved it.

  3. i have seen this being sold at the street stalls here.

    1. Yes, they do sell at very cheap price..

  4. A simple headache disturbs all the routine of our life and we are unable to do anything in our life. There are a lot of allopathy treatments available in the market but a physiotherapist knows the solution of that headache.


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