Scalp massage treatment is probably the easiest, safest and the most relaxing treatment for hair growth. It is the act of rubbing and kneading the scalp skin by applying suitable pressure to the scalp skin with the fingers of hands.
A scalp massage works by reducing the stress levels and increasing the blood circulation in the scalp. The kneading and rubbing action warms the scalp skin, which stimulate production of chemicals named endrophins, that make you feel good. This not only promotes the overall feeling of relaxation but also supplies more blood, oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles in the scalp, thus strengthening the follicles and promoting healthy hair growth.
Stress and hair loss
Stress and anxiety are among the most common causes of hair loss in both men and women. High levels of stress impair growth of hair follicles. When in stress, your body secretes hormones that send signals to the hair follicles to undergo dormant phase. This sends more than normal hair follicles into resting phase, Telogen stage. When a follicle is in resting phase it stops producing new hair. This triggers hair shedding and you are left with thinning hair.
Scalp circulation and hair loss
Another common cause of hair loss is inefficient and insufficient scalp circulation. This way the hair follicles do not receive enough oxygen and essential nutrients, necessary for ample hair growth. Your hairs need vitamins, minerals and other nutrients for their growth, and they are supplied to the follicles through blood. When you body lacks these nutrients or fails to transport them to the follicles, they become weak, and if not treated in time, this could trigger hair loss.
How scalp massage helps manage stress and blood circulation
This is where a scalp massage comes into picture. Rubbing and kneading the scalp while massaging warms the scalp skin and conditions it, thereby encouraging blood circulation. This enhanced scalp circulation ensures that every single cell of the scalp, including the hair follicles receives extra nutrients. Massaging also stimulates production of endorphins, which helps lower the stress levels. This ultimately maximizes hair growth potential of the follicles.
The right way to massage your scalp:
The beauty and efficacy of a scalp massage lies in doing it the right way. If not done in a proper way, massaging can trigger hair breakage.
For best results, massage your scalp at twice a week. This will help reduce stress and increase hair growth through enhanced scalp circulation.
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