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A warm oil massage at least once 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 is impeded.
  • It helps relax the scalp and increase suppleness.
  • 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 lustre 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.
  •  A warm oil hair and scalp massage can be wonderfully relaxing for the mind and nervous system, promoting emotional balance.
  •      A hair and scalp massage can help prevent problems such as premature greying 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. 
  •     The massage helps relax the muscles in the neck area. 
  • The hair and scalp massage can help promote sound sleep at night.
Scalp and Hair Self-Massage
  • Pour some oil into a bowl and warm the oil by placing the bowl in some hot water. The oil should be warm to the touch.
  • Use the pads of your fingers to apply the oil little by little across your scalp, parting your hair as needed, working some oil along the length of your hair. 
  •  Working with either slow, deliberate circular movements that are relaxing, or steady but vigorous movements that help to enhance energy and circulation, use the pads of your fingers to work the oil into your scalp. 
  •  Cover your entire scalp, crown to nape and ear to ear. Leave the oil on for at least 30-60 minutes, longer if you can or even overnight, (place a thick towel over your pillow).  If you like, you can dip a towel in hot water, wring it out, and wrap it around your head after your massage for added conditioning and softening of hair.
  •    Shampoo out with a gentle, natural shampoo.
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