Have you ever wondered if there’s more to a scalp massage than just feel-good therapy? If you have, you’re not alone. Getting a scalp massage can promote relaxation, but there’s more to it than that.
Here’s how it works. You’ll sit in one of the comfy chairs in the salon, and one of our massage therapists will massage your scalp and neck. A small amount of oil will be used to moisturize and condition your hair as part of the process. The treatment will also stimulate your scalp to make your skin healthier and promote relaxation. It’s feels great, and that’s because something is happening in your brain when you get a scalp massage.
So why does a scalp-massage promote relaxation? In a word, hormones. In a study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience, researchers found that massage therapy has a direct impact on hormones linked to happiness, pleasure, and relaxation. In fact, the two hormones in the brain most closely linked to happiness and relaxation (serotonin and dopamine) increase by about 30 percent after massage therapy. At the same time, massage therapy also helps reduce levels of the stress hormone, known as cortisol, by about 30 percent.
Ever had a stressful day? Had someone give you the infamous line, “You really need to relax”? Need a sure-fire way to improve your mood, release tension in your neck, or even ward off the nagging effects of a headache? Getting a scalp massage is a good way to get your mood back on track so you can feel better, be happier, and more productive at home, at work, and in your life.
Some people schedule a scalp massage as a way to treat a problem, but you don’t have to wait until your mood needs a makeover. Getting a scalp massage on a regular basis is a good way to help you feel relaxed and positive more often. It’s more than just feel-good therapy; it’s a way to help you get the most out of life.
Stop in, give us a call at 515-224-4849, or click here to schedule an appointment, and ask about the best way to relax with massage from head to toe.