A great massage can do wonders for you physically and mentally, and an awesome scalp massage can really make you lose your head. Laura Middleton from Viva Day Spa dropped by to show us how to apply professional quality massage techniques at home. Essential oils can make the massage even better, so it’s good to keep a few at home that can be blended with a carrier oil. The main thing is to apply it very lightly. Dip the tips of your fingers in the oil, and apply in several locations directly on the scalp. What you want to do is a combination of raking motions from the temples to the back of the head, and applying pressure to the occipital lobe and the temples. The back of the head near the spinal cord is also a place that experiences tightness. Sinus problems and headaches can also be relieved with a head massage. To get a massage of your own, you can head over to Viva Day Spa in The Domain at 11601 Rock Rose Avenue. Give them a ring at 512-300-2256 or find them online at vivadayspa.com to book a nail appointment, massage or facial.
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