A head massage is a therapeutic technique that involves applying pressure and manipulating the soft tissues on the scalp, neck, and face. It is often used to promote relaxation, relieve stress, ease tension headaches, and improve circulation.
During a head massage, a trained therapist typically uses their fingers, hands, and sometimes other tools like a scalp massager, to apply gentle pressure and knead the muscles and tissues in the scalp and neck. The therapist may also use different techniques like effleurage (long, sweeping strokes), petrissage (kneading and squeezing), and friction (circular rubbing) to stimulate blood flow and help release muscle tension.
Head massages can be done while sitting or lying down, and can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. They can be performed with or without oils or lotions, depending on the preference of the recipient and the style of massage used.
Overall, a head massage can be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience and may provide a variety of physical and mental health benefits. However, it’s important to consult with a trained therapist or healthcare provider before beginning any new massage or bodywork practice.