February 2, 2016


Ahhhh…. that relaxing feeling when someone massages your scalp. We all enjoy it! Check out these quick stress relieving tips that you can use on yourself or with a friend next time you’re in need of a good scalp massage. Today’s LJIC TuesTorial was done by the La’ James International College – Cedar Rapids Massage Therapy class!

Step 1: Effleurage – Begin with light smooth strokes starting at the top of the head and working down the neck and shoulders.

Step 2: Raking – Rake your fingers through the hair, lifting it away from the scalp. Start at the front of the hairline and work your way to the back of the neck.

Step 3: Hair Twisting – Grab 2 sections of the hair on both sides of the head and begin twisting the hair from the scalp to ends, give a slight tug as you go.

Step 4: Stroking – With one hand on the top of the head stoke over the hair with the other hand, applying light pressure at the back of the scalp & neck.

Step 5: Squeeze & Lift – Run your fingers on both sides of the head at the scalp till they interlace each other. Next squeeze & slightly lift the hair & scalp.

Step 6: Finish with light Effleurage.

Thank you to the Massage Therapy class at Cedar Rapids for the great tips!

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