This blog is dedicated to our belief that nature provides us with its own healing and restorative properties and explores how we can harness the power of nature for spa and natural beauty.
Friday, October 23, 2009
An essential head start
Scalp massages are a great way to stimulate a region of your body that, for the most part, is extremely overlooked. An invigorating scalp massage, using essential oils, can help the growth of hair by increasing the flow of blood and nutrients to this region.
Many spas are now offering this relaxing treatment to clients. Most spa scalp treatments focus on pressure points throughout the scalp, neck and head to balance out your mind and body. It is important to incorporate an oil into the massage process, the best is an essential.
Essential oils are a great, natural way to add oils and scents to any beauty routine. Also, some of these oils (peppermint, rosemary and thyme) have a lot of scalp stimulating properties. You can also add them to your already established hair routine. A few drops of an essential oil can enhance any shampoo or conditioner.
If you do use essential oils in your hair regimen, be sure to add them to a shampoo or conditioner that has a moisturizing element. Because essential oils evaporate easily and penetrate the scalp differently than other products, making them not very efficient at trapping in moisture.
But, that makes them a great addition to any massage therapy. They evaporate quickly and deeply penetrate the skin, which is why The Scandle Essentials Massage Candles have been a fave by spas and massage practices.:)