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5 Benefits of Scalp Massage

A scalp massage stimulates the hair follicles.
A scalp massage stimulates the hair follicles.
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Most of us only experience a scalp massage when we're at the salon, which is too bad. A good head rub incorporates all the great things we love about any other type of massage -- the pressure and rhythmic movements on the body's soft tissue not only encourages us to relax, which already sounds good, but also may be a remedy for that crick in your neck.

Massage therapy is good therapy for pain reduction, and it has also been shown to boost alertness and immunity. And did you know that massage may be more effective therapy for back pain (and other common aches and pains) than acupuncture or a trip to the chiropractor?