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Self Care Scalp and Hair Massage Treatment

Self Care Scalp and Hair Massage Treatment

Option 2 - Use as a pre wash treatment overnight and wash out using natural, chemical-free shampoos and conditioners. See our self care and hair massage treatment here for deeper therapeutic benefits.

Adding a massage or following a few suggested tips to your hair care regime using one of S A Y A’s organic hair oils, five to ten minutes twice a week will make a big difference to the condition of your hair and overall well being.

Benefits of Scalp Massage

1. Lubricates and conditions the scalp

2. Enhances blood circulation

3. Strengthens the roots of the hair

4. Improves hair resilience

5. Increases production of the hair’s natural oils

6. Softens and conditions the hair

7. Replenishes and rejuvenates

8. Promotes relaxation

9. Helps to control an oily scalp


Treatment routine:

1. Apply 3 – 5 drops of your chosen hair oil into the palm of your hand. Warm the oil between your hands by gently rubbing palms together.

2. Inhalations – Cup hands over the nose and take a deep inhalation through the nose counting to 4 as you inhale deeply through the chest and into the abdomen. Hold the breath for 2 seconds and then release breathing out for 8. Repeat inhalations 2 more times.

3. Pressure Points - Using all fingertips placed at the centre point of the hairline, apply pressure across hairline from centre outwards towards the base of the skull. Repeat this move working backwards over the scalp until the entire head has been covered

4. Thumb work - Link fingers behind the back of the head and with the pads of the thumbs, massage either side of the neck with circular movements. Continue using the thumbs to slide up each side of the neck, using pressure that is firm and releasing any tension here. Apply thumb pressure from the centre of the base of the skull (occipital bone) outwards to the back of the ears.

5. Ear work - Now using the fingers, rub either side of the ears, working into the hairline, releasing tension here. Starting from the top of the ears, gently pinch the outside edge of the ears, finishing at the lobes. Midline pressure points - Place the index and middle finger tips of both hands at the midline of the forehead and push each side away from the other working down the midline to the base of the scalp.

6. Circular rotations - Perform slow, deep fingertip circular movements all over scalp (like you’re shampooing your hair).

7. Hair tugging - Ensure you have enough oil on your hands (reapply 2/3 drops if needed) work with sections of your hair starting from the front hairline, gently twist and tug each section in a mindful way allowing the oil to coat each section worked.

8. Flat hand smoothing – With alternating hands, smooth the scalp with the palms, working through to the tips of the hair.

9. Cranial squeeze and hold – Place both hands either side of the head. Now slowly and gently squeeze and release the scalp, ensuring you are moving the skin over the skull, keeping your hands connected with the head throughout the movement. Repeat 3 times. Move the heels of the hands to the back of the head and repeat the squeeze and hold technique 3 more times.

10. To finish cover your closed eyes with the palms of your hands and repeat the breathing exercise that was at the beginning.

We hope you enjoyed it.