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Can Scalp Massage Really Help With Hair Loss?

One of the oldest methods in the book for treating hair loss, hair thinning and other hairs and scalp conditions is the practice of scalp massage. It has been used for centuries by a variety of cultures across Asia and Europe including Turkey, India, Vietnam and China to treat health concerns and conditions holistically. In many countries in Asia, there are special salons, spas and barbers that offer head massages with a variety of tools and oils to relax the mind and stimulate the scalp. Do not worry if you do not have access to a place that specializes in these types of treatments as you can ask a loved one to give you a short massage, or you could even do it yourself for quick and easy at-home results. In addition to having numerous benefits, scalp massage is a relaxing and enjoyable treat, even if it is not the most effective option for hair growth there is a very slim chance you will regret a scalp massage. 



While scalp massage can assist in some small capacity with hair growth, it has numerous other benefits that make it a worthwhile experience, even just to relax, destress and unwind at the end of a long day. Some other benefits of scalp massage can include the enhancement of blood circulation in the scalp, head and neck which can help with headaches and feelings of stiffness in the upper body. Additionally, it conditions the scalp and the oils can help prevent dandruff and dry, itchy scalp. While it is in a limited capacity, scalp massage can help strengthen the roots of the hair and nourish hair shafts, which promote new hair growth and strengthens the hair. Scalp and head massages can help reduce headaches such as migraines, reduce muscle tension and lower blood pressure, as well as moisturize the scalp when using nourishing oils. It provides a level of exfoliation to the scalp as well to enable a cleaner and healthier scalp and head of hair. 



Scalp massage is great and can have many benefits, however, it is important to pay attention to a few key things when doing this in order to prevent an accident from happening. When it comes to selecting the oil it is best to avoid any essential oil that specifies not to be applied topically (i.e. is only for a diffuser) as this can cause rashes, stinging and burning to the affected area. Try sticking with coconut oil infused with lavender for a scalp nourishing massage treatment. When massaging the scalp it is also important not to massage too vigorously as this can actually damage or break the hair and cause undue trauma to the scalp, Work with the pads of your fingers with light-medium pressure in half moon circles around the scalp, feeling the skin move under the fingers not just the hair. If you want to boost the effectiveness of your head massage for hair growth you can add a serum or treatment to the hair for the duration of the massage. 


Proven Effective Methods for Hair Growth

Scalp massage is great for relaxing and all, but if you are looking for some serious treatments to deal with hair loss and hair thinning, might we suggest checking out PRP, also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy. PRP uses the plasma from your own blood to stimulate hair growth up to 80% naturally and effectively provided there are live hair follicles in the scalp still. PRP is affordable, effective and natural, with minimal downtime, minimal pain and invasiveness but with outstanding results. In addition to PRP, there is another helpful treatment that supports hair growth known as Mesotherapy, this is when a powerful cocktail of vitamins is used to nourish the scalp and help achieve the best hair restoration solutions naturally, easily, painlessly and affordably. 


A happy client of CADMEN Clinic who received PRP Hair Therapy with us

To learn more about the variety of options available to you at CADMEN Clinic, and to learn more about Mesotherapy and PRP, you can visit our website.  

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