Give a Head Massage Like a Professional

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About Giving a Professional Head Massage

Giving a professional head massage is all about the stroke of your hands against the person’s head and proper movements as you move from one section of the scalp to another.

Always apply a firm pressure when giving a head massage. Strokes should be slow moving and transition well into the next area to be massage seamlessly. You don’t want to jump around. If you are massaging the base of the skull don’t suddenly move your hands to the front hairline. Instead, gradually with firm oblong circular strokes work your way to the front hairline. Try to maintain contact at all times.


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Benefits of a Head Massage

There are many reasons why a head message is both great to give and receive.

  • Relieves tension.

  • Relieves headaches.

  • Provides general relaxation.

  • Helps increase mobility of the neck joints.

  • Renews energy.

  • Reduces depression, anxiety, and other stress-related issues.

  • May lead to increased levels of creativity, clarity, and cognitive function.

  • Promotes sound restful sleep.

  • May help strengthen the immune system.

  • Improved skin tone, health, and color.

  • Promotes healthy hair and scalp.

  • Increases self-esteem and self-worth.

  • Balances chakras.

  • Makes you feel good having made someone else feel good.


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Things You’ll Need



Buy oil, or get creative and make your own.


Steps to Giving a Professional Head Massage

Additional Tips, Suggestions & Warnings



Create a soothing ambience for the head massage.

  • When massaging the scalp, put your body weight into it.

  • Don’t just use the strength of your fingers.

  • Make sure the person receiving the massage is comfortable.

  • Light some candles – create a soothing ambience.

  • Put on soothing music (nature sounds, Indian music, no vocals).

  • Make sure the oil is warm (not hot).

  • Try to maintain contact with the person’s head at all times.

  • Begin slowly, end slowly.

  • Depending on the person, they may want to have their hair gently pulled.

  • There are many other types of head massages. Some incorporate the facial massage, head massage, and a brief upper body massage.

  • Don’t pull the hair too hard or it may inflict pain.

  • Make sure to have any dangling earrings or necklaces removed before starting.

  • Don’t do this if you have long fingernails.


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Questions and Answers

How can I give myself a head massage the laziest way?


I want a head massage but I don’t have anyone to do it for me so I want the quickest, basically laziest way to get effective results for giving yourself a massage without having to put in much effort as I want it to feel like I am having my head massage professionally done, thanks. My question is different as I want the most effective technique with the least amount of effort


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