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Give Yourself a Salon-Style Scalp Massage



With our hectic life schedules, we have no time for ourselves. Our monotonous work routine and the increasing stress are enough to make our lives a living nightmare- one that everyone tries to run away from. However, that’s easier said than done, isn’t it?

We can never escape the life we live in. But we can surely find some relaxing gateways where there will be no stress, no monotonous routine, and no depression. Doctors and psychologists from all across the world are suggesting to try different therapeutic and healing techniques. These will relax your nerves and help you in finding solace and peace, even if that is for a few moments.

One such method is getting a scalp massage. In earlier days, people used to perform scalp massage with lukewarm oil in their homes only. But now since you are stuck in your busy schedule and have no one who can give a splendid massage, the last option will be looking for online salon services.

Most salons have experts who are skilled in massages- the scalp massage being one of them. They use a variety of ingredients as per your choice to help you feel relaxed and stress free. That’s why our forthcoming discussion will be around a salon-style scalp massage and how it is usually done.

Why is scalp massage considered to be a therapeutic and beauty treatment?

At first, it will be very beneficial for you to understand the ways in which a scalp massage can help in both beauty treatments and therapeutic healing. In the below section, we have separately discussed both of them to help you understand the effectiveness of the process.

Healing properties of scalp massage

1. Scalp massage allows the masseur to put the perfect amount of pressure on the trigger points in your head. As a result, you will feel the tensed knots relaxing and providing you relief.

2. According to several reports, it has been proven that with proper scalp massage, the stress can be reduced by great limits. It provides a relaxing ambience which facilitates the production of serotonin- the anti-stress hormone in your body.

3. Another major healing benefit of the scalp massage is its action on depression and anxieties. It helps in reducing the effects of depression on one’s psychology which can be detrimental for health. That’s why people suffering from depression must get their scalp massaged on a frequent basis.

4. With the massage, the blood circulation to the scalp is improved. With more blood flow, your scalp will receive enough oxygen to become healthy. Nourishment will also be provided in the appropriate quantity to ensure your scalp’s health.

5. Lastly, with scalp massage, you will be able to think clearly. The massage helps the neurons to transfer electrical pulses faster which will stimulate your sense organs and help you think clearly and freely.

Getting your scalp massaged for beauty treatments

1. Scalp massage is usually done with warm oil. The increased temperature of the liquid will open up the pores and help in nourishing the skin from outside.

2. The hair’s health can be improved with the scalp massage, especially if you are adding head massage to the beauty package. Hair fall will be reduced immensely and your hair will start growing due to proper nutrition.

3. If asked specifically, the masseur will use products for scalp massage which will deep cleanse the pores and exfoliate the scalp. This will allow the skin to breathe properly, thereby staying healthy.

4. Sometimes, essential oils are mixed together with carrier oil for scalp massage. These oils have anti-microbial properties which will reduce dandruff and fungal infections on the scalp.

5. The oils used for the beauty treatment are high in moisture content. Hence, it will help in keeping your scalp nourished and moisturized for a long time. You won’t have to deal with dry scalp which causes most of the hair problems.

How to choose the best salon for scalp massage?

Since you can’t perform the scalp massage on your own, you need to choose the best online salon services for the same. As we have already said, scalp massage is not provided in all the salons in your city. Only a handful of them will offer the service. Hence, you need to know the ways for selecting the best salon for getting a scalp massage.

· Trust the references and reviews since they give a direct insight into the service quality of the salon.

· Make sure the experts of the salon are skilled and talented in providing proper scalp massage.

· Also, choose a salon which takes appointments via phones or use the salon booking app.

· There are different ways of massaging the scalp. Make sure you enquire about the same before making an appointment.

· Lastly, you need to discuss the price of a scalp massage. If it's within your budget limit, there won’t be any problem with making the appointments via the salon booking app.

Oils used for salon-style scalp massage

Before you get a scalp massage, it is very important to know the types of oils used for the treatment. Coconut, olive, palm, and castor oil are the four major carrier oils used for scalp massage. They are usually warmed first for better absorption by the skin. Sometimes, essential oils are also mixed like peppermint, lavender, rose, tea tree oil, lemongrass, chamomile, and others. Essential oils are important in healing effects since they serve a huge purpose in aromatherapy and therapeutic treatments.

When to get a scalp massage in a professional salon?

Obviously, when you feel stressed out and your mind is practically blank and shut down, you need a scalp massage. It will help in opening the nerve ends for better functioning and also help you relax for the time being. Having a scalp massage fortnightly or once a month will be enough, both for your health and hair’s beauty.

In case you are leading a very stressful life or suffering from chronic depression, you can opt for weekly massage from online salon services.


Getting a scalp massage is very beneficial for your health. It will relieve you of the stress you are going through. Also, with the best massage, you can promote your hair’s health and increase the blood flow with more nutrition. The only thing you have to do is choose the best place through the salon booking app for getting the scalp massaged. 

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Author Name: Annapurna Dwivedi 

Bio: I write about beauty and lifestyle. I hold a graduate degree in sociology and am highly keen on understanding human interactions with varied materialistic aspects of society. My interest in writing landed me the role of a content strategist and writer with zoylee , which is a booking platform for the best beauty services in the consumer’s locality.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla

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  1. Massage helps ease muscle spasms and knots in parts of the body prone to tightness and tension. Obviously, the scalp and back of the head contain only small muscles that play no part in moving your body around or resisting heavy loads. But tension can build up in this area.

  2. Oil massage has many advantages . I love getting head massage . Now because of lack of time , I am not regular . You ooste has motivated me to start the head massage again

  3. I do oil my hair but do not get the effects of a salon massage. Will try your tips and see the difference.

  4. Now I am missing salon even more. Head massage had many benefits , it is highly relaxing and a great stress reliever. Thanks for such a detailed post.

  5. Oil massage is one of the key things I keep doing. Pollution, color make out hairs dull . So it is important to keep nourishing your hairs.

  6. Scalp massages are the only kind of massages that I go for. As someone who has suffered from migraines from the age of 5 years, i used to regularly get oil massages at home from granny and mom. It is indeed very relaxing if done correctly.

  7. This is a must need for me. Sometimes, I feel so tired and I so wish to have a hair spa. This will help me to get a relief. Thanks for sharing.

    - Swarnali Nath

    1. Yes, it's necessary for getting refreshed and relaxed.

  8. Aaah yes!!! A good head massage can solve all our problems ๐Ÿ˜Š....
    I used to get them a lot, now when i need them the most, i have no time...irony...but mom's give the best head massages ๐Ÿ˜‡

  9. Very informative post. Scalp massage is really effective and makes you feel better and relax.

  10. I am so craving a good scalp massage, but keeping the Pandemic in mind I guess I'll just take your advice and give myself one. Timely post!

    1. Glad to know that you have found that helpful.

  11. Head massage aha, I agree it is very relaxing. I think it is time to use my Urban company app now haha...

  12. It seems like ages since I last visited a salon and a good scalp massage seems like the right way to start. Head to toe pampering starting with the head ofcourse. Seems quite tempting now

  13. Oil massage is one of my childhood rituals that is continued in adult life. It relaxes my nerves as well as provides nourishment to the hair. Your post enlightened me about its scientific aspect.

  14. This post is totally up my street. I just had a massage yesterday and believe that a weekly massage is very good for the hair and our well being.

  15. I also love good scalp massage. It is so relaxing.

  16. Head massages are always so relaxing. Not just to nourish the hair but also to reduce stress. Enjoyed reading you detailed post.

  17. I love head massages. My hair would not survive without a weekly one with all its frizz. They are also very therapeutic.

  18. For females this post is a "Me time" section.... Really I need this type of scalp treatment....

  19. Yes! Scalp massage is one of the best therapy to soothe your mind and body. Having it on every weekend is the ritual kind of in my family and that too with the ideal mix of warm coconut and castor oil, regular practice indeed shows miraculous results.


  20. Head massage is the best, when some one else does it for us. But if we have to do it for kids, our shoulders will start paining๐Ÿ˜‚ but they wont get up only

  21. Scalp massage is very therapeutic and also good for our hair’s health. Really helpful article.

  22. Scalp massage with warm oil made me travel down the memory lane. These are very researched pointers for the scalp massage and if professional does it then we can find nirvana sitting on sofa.

  23. Oh yes...I miss this so much with the pandemic eliminating a visit to my salon for this only beauty therapy I ever got done regularly! Worth a try...shall do it over the next weekend.

  24. Scalp massage is so very important and as a kid i have loved it and it continues till date....reading this made me imagine all that

  25. Scalp massages are great stress relievers. I do it as part of me time. Haven't tried in a salon

  26. Hair spa was something I was missing terribly. Now this problem is solved thanks to your post