Ayurvedic Head Massage: Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medicine system that emphasizes treating the whole body as a system. Head massage is one of the most important techniques in ayurveda since it stimulates important nerve centers and relieves tension and stress throughout the body. Oil is applied to the scalp using gentle massage with wavy and circular motions. The temples, ears, forehead, eyebrows and neck are then massaged thoroughly and this is repeated several times. Also the shoulder and neck areas are massaged and acupressure is applied to the Marma Points.
Benefits of Ayurvedic Head Massage: Relieves eye strain, headaches, sinusitis, congestion, insomnia, stress, anxiety, mental tension & physical strain. Clears the mind, revitalizes mental capacity while improving alertness and concentration. Helps balance chakras by releasing stagnant Prana. Improves blood circulation to head & neck, increases circulation of cerebral spinal fluid around the brain and promotes hair growth, while improving lymphatic drainage from head & neck and muscle tone and mobility in head, neck & shoulder area.
supports the nervous system by alleviating stress; stimulating the lymphatic system, encouraging the elimination of toxins; increasing oxygen uptake in tissues and improving concentration as well as Tinnitus, Jaw Pain, Sinus congestion, Migraines, Tension headaches, Hair loss, Psoriasis and Eye strain. May be added to any treatment, holistic, relaxing & revitalizing treatment.
Benefits: General Relaxation, neck & shoulder tension and aids joint mobility.
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- Hair and Scalp Massage: The Ayurvedic Secret for Gorgeous Hair
- According to ayurveda, a healthy beautiful head of hair requires an ongoing care routine that starts with nourishment. Why wait until you experience hair problems? As with your skin, start taking care of it now, and you’ll reap the benefits for years to come.
This is a natural and organic way to nourish your scalp and hair.
|Massaging the scalp and hair with warm oil, preferably infused with hair-friendly herbs, is the best way to nourish the scalp and hair topically. Not only does the massage work wonders for your hair, but it also relaxes the mind and nervous system. The oil for the massage can be customized by hair and body type. If your hair is thin, dry and frizzy and prone to split-ends, you have Vata hair. If you have fine hair prone to premature thinning or graying, you are Pitta-predominant. If you are predominantly Kapha, your hair will tend to be thick and oily.|
The Benefits for your hair
A warm oil massage, done at least once a week (if you have more Vata in your make-up, you would want to try to do it two to three times a week), has the following benefits:
- It lubricates and conditions the scalp, helping to prevent flakes and dry scalp without the use of harsh chemical shampoos.
- It helps enhance blood circulation in the head and neck area. When the scalp is “tight” from stress, circulation and hair growth are impeded.
- Relaxing the scalp and increase pliability.
- It helps strengthen the roots of the hair and nourishes the hair-shafts, promoting new hair growth and strengthening current hair.
- It helps soften and condition the hair, making it more manageable.
- It spreads the natural oils of the hair, increasing hair luster and vibrancy.
- It helps protect hair from the damaging effects of the sun and harsh weather by improving resiliency over time.
- It is replenishing and rejuvenating for dry, damaged hair, and helps prevent excessive brittleness and split-ends.
- It helps pacify Vata dosha. Especially when enriched with Vata-pacifying herbs, a warm oil hair and scalp massage can be wonderfully relaxing for the mind and nervous system.
When fortified with cooling, Pitta-pacifying herbs, the hair and scalp massage can help balance Pitta dosha and help prevent Pitta-related problems such as premature graying or thinning of hair. It also helps reduce body heat in general, especially if you have been up late a few nights or your eyes are smarting from too much close work on the computer or reading. A Pitta-pacifying massage also helps promote emotional balance.
The massage helps relax the muscles in the neck area.
The hair and scalp massage can help promote sound sleep at night.
Choosing a Massage Oil
If you are Vata-predominant, choose almond oil or sesame oil as the base oil. Both of these oils are very nourishing for the scalp and hair and help reduce stiffness and tightness in the scalp.
For Pitta persons, cooling coconut oil is the ideal choice. Because coconut is very Pitta-pacifying, coconut oil massage can retard hair problems such as thinning and premature graying that are associated with an aggravated Pitta dosha.
If you are Kapha-predominant, sesame or olive oil are good choices. Olive oil has purifying properties that help keep pores open.
While massaging with a dosha-appropriate base oil can be helpful, ayurvedic oils designed for hair and scalp massage typically include one or more hair-friendly herbs to augment the benefit of the massage. Traditionally, these herbs are slow-cooked with the oil, and the oil is then strained and ready for use.
Using the pads of the fingers to apply the oil saturating the scalp working some oil along the length of your hair. Then, working the oil into your scalp, using circular motions. Slow, deliberate movements are relaxing while steady but vigorous movement helps enhance energy and circulation. Covering your entire scalp, all the way down the sides to your ears and at the back to your neck. Allow least 30-60 minutes for the treatment, longer if you can. If you like, bring a towel to wrap around your head after your massage for added conditioning and softening of hair. You can even leave the oil on overnight—place a thick towel over your pillow to protect your linens. Shampoo out with a gentle, natural shampoo.