The magic of a scalp massage

Most of us never take care of our scalp, it's something we overlook and forget about.

When our clients enjoy one of our Elemis facials, they always comment on the scalp massage and how wonderful it feels! But did you know regular scalp maintenance can help with headaches, hair regrowth and hair health?

Massage is a very effective (and extremely relaxing!) way to enhance circulation and stimulate natural oil production for a healthier scalp. Why not incorporate this in your weekend haircare routine?

At the base of our skull, just above the neck there is a pressure point known as Feng Fu. Applying pressure to this point regularly triggers rejuvenation and a sense of wellbeing. It’s so easy to reap the benefits, you just need to take a few minutes of your day (even when you shampoo your hair) to lightly massage the scalp and apply pressure to the Feng Fu point. It’s worth taking the time as results may include:

  • Improved sleep quality

  • Improved mood

  • Gut regulation

  • Relief in cold/flu symptoms

  • Relief in severity of headaches/migraines

  • Can help thyroid issues

  • Relief of PMS symptoms


  1. Cup your neck with your hands and lean your chin forward so that your chin is resting on your upper chest and your fingers are wrapped around the back of your neck. Use the pads of your fingers to firmly massage in circular motions up and down your neck, eventually reaching the base of your head.

  2. Place your thumbs just in front of your ears with your fingertips resting on the top of your head and begin massaging, starting along the hair line then moving all over the scalp slowly and firmly. Use your thumbs to slowly and gently massage the tops and down the back of the ears then finish at the base of the skull just behind the ears with circular movements. To restart, place your thumbs back in front of your ears, this time spreading your fingertips evenly along your hairline, starting at your forehead and using long sweeping movements. Apply pressure and work back to the base of your head, imagining that you’re sweeping your hair out of your face, but applying pressure and doing so slowly.

  3. Spread fingers and place on your head to give yourself a firm massage all over using circular movements (make sure you really mess up your hair). To complete the treatment, sweep your fingers quickly through the hair then before you lose touch, grip the hair gently and give it a soft tug.

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