This is a fun and calming therapy; the hairbrush and head massage therapy are my own invention. I want to say it is a complete game-changer in the anxiety department, and I think it is.
Certain things can help calm the mind, and brushing your hair is one of those things, but it is not just the thirty seconds; this is meditative in its nature.
Plus, it is also about the head massage too. A bit like an Indian head massage but without the pressure points and shoulder part. I also recommend getting one of these massages, they are wonderful. However, with my at-home therapy, you or a partner massages your head after you have brushed it.
The beauty of this is that it is affordable and can instantly distract you from your anxiety. There are a few particulars, and that is the equipment you need.
The Hairbrush and Head Massage Equipment
It is not a long list, just two things:
- A stiff bristle brush, the plastic ones are perfect for this.
- Argan oil for your head massage.
That’s it, that is all you need.
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The Hairbrush Method
Even if you haven’t got any hair, you can still do this. I know it sounds odd, but it is the pressure of the brush on your head. If you do not have any hair, then use a softer bristle brush.
- Sit on the edge of your bed.
- Breath deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth for a minute.
- Take the hairbrush and push firmly onto your scalp and comb your hair or scalp from front to back, ending at the nape of your neck.
- Do this 100 times; make sure you count each time one stroke is completed.
- The sensation of the hairbrush pushing onto the scalp stimulates the nerves.
- Stop if you are hurting yourself. Don’t push to firm that the hairbrush does not move easily. You want the movement to be firmer than a normal hair brushing session, but not so hard it causes you discomfort. It needs to feel firm and pleasant.
As you do this brushing technique, you will inevitably be hitting some acupressure points, which will help you feel calmer and more relaxed.
The Massage Technique
If you have someone with you, it will be better for them to do this for you. However, I do this by myself, it may ache your arms a little bit, but you can stop if they ache too much.
- Take Your Argan oil and put a few drops in the palm of your hand and rub all over your fingers together to distribute it over the surface of your inner hand.
- Start massaging your head from the front to the back, the same as you with the hairbrush.
- Use the tips of your fingers to put pressure on your head.
- Once you have done this several times, you want to start going in a circular motion all around your head, do this for a couple of minutes.
- Then repeat with the fingers again, then repeat with the circular motion.
- Once you have completed this, your hair will look a mess, but forget about that and lie back on your bed. You may want to place a towel where your head will lie not to get oil on your sheets.
- Deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth for one minute.
Hopefully, you feel thoroughly relaxed and calm, ready to either get ready for bed or to feel enlivened to take on the day. It has the latter effect on me, but you may experience the former.
You can find other therapies on my therapy page, and if you have found this one useful, please leave a comment below.
Peace & Blessings