Head massage

Spread oil on to the hands and stroke through the hair from the roots to the ends.

1 Place the finger tips on the temples with the heel of the hand on the top of the head, press inwards, hold for 4 seconds and release. Repeat 4 times.

2 Place one hand across the forehead and the other across the back of the head over occiput, press inwards, hold for 4 seconds then release. Repeat 4 times.

3 Place the pads of the fingers on the head and perform circular frictions over the head. Cover well.

4 Place the pads of the fingers and thumbs on the hair line and stroke upwards slowly through the hair towards the crown, slide back and repeat. Cover well.

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Figure 7.27a Circular frictions to the scalp.

Figure 7.27b Stroking upwards from hairline to crown.

5 Place the pads of the fingers in the hair and stroke with short brisk movements through the hair. Cover well.

6 Place the fingers at the base of the neck and perform circular kneading up on either side of the cervical vertebrae, then out towards the ears along the base of occiput; slide back. Repeat 3 times.

Figure 7.27c Short brisk stroking over the head.

Figure 7.27c Short brisk stroking over the head.

Figure 7.27d Circular kneading to the neck and base of occiput.

7 Place the pads of the fingers over the scalp through the hair, move the scalp as the hands make large circular movements. Cover well.

8 Keep the fingers straight and tap very lightly over the head. Cover well.

No. 8

Figure 7.27e Large circular kneading over the Figure 7.27f Tap lightly over the head with head. pads of fingers.

9 Grasp the head with clawed fingers, then claw over the head from front to back. Cover well.

10 Stroke slowly and gently through the hair. Cover well.

11 Place fingers over the temples, press inward slowly, hold and release.

No. 11

Figure 7-27g Claw through the hair from front Fj 7^ press t |es. to back.

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