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Good Guy doing the head massage
How to do a simple head massage
This article is about my own simple method of head massage. What I share here is from my own personal experience. You may not have the same experience or reactions like mine, when faced with similar problems. Different people may have different responses and reactions from doing the same thing or when faced with the same health problem. This simple head massage is used by me for my own personal well-being, especially when I feel my head is bothering me with irritating pain and sometimes the feeling of “fainting” spells whether real or imagined, I don’t know. With faithful and constant repeats of my simple head massage, I usually would be able to dissipate my head pain problem. My simple head massage is based on my 50 years of personal experience in spiritual and wellness pursuits. It works for me. But I don’t know whether it will work for you.
Me as a young boy in Aikido class (Center standing)
Me using "ki" to disable my instructor!
Many things we can learn and do by ourselves
Since I was a young boy I have always been interested in things spiritual and things that are beneficial to my health. Whenever I came across any beneficial and practical health tips, I would remember them for the rest of my life. During the course of my life’s journey; I am now 62 years old (this year 2012), I have come across many health tips and have also practiced many wellness exercises. When I was a young teenager I practiced Aikido. Take a look at the photos on the right. It was through Aikido that I learned what Qi is all about. The term “Qi” is Chinese. The Japanese called it “ki”. The term “Qigong” (pronounced as Chi Kong) comes from the term “Qi”. “Qi” is the unseen “life force” circulating the body. By harnessing the power of Qi one could perform feats beyond the average human imagination. This power of Qi has great effect on our well being. That is why practicing Qigong is very important for maintaining a healthy mind and a healthy body.
Pain on the scalp
Sorry, I digress a bit. Coming back to my simple head massage. Before showing you how to do my simple head massage, I like to first share with you the peculiar “activities” that are happening around my head, especially when I have headache or feeling of “fainting” spells. Another agony that I would feel in my head was after a bout of flu. My latest experience was during the past few weeks after recovery from flu. It was only since last few days that I was back to my normal self again, healthwise, or more precisely “headwise”! It was no fun having this feeling that I was going to faint anytime, and the feeling of discomfort around my head. I was in no real panic for I knew my peculiar problem. The first thing I did was to “survey” my head. That was to run my fingers through my head and try to identify the spots that gave pain when pressed. Usually the areas would be around both the temples above the ears. However, this time I was taken by surprise that the pain was at the center back of my head from the top running down to the nape of my neck. The standard treatment by me was to press, tap, slap and rub the affected area. You will know what I mean when you watch my video at the end of this article.
After a few days following my massage the pain at the back of my head subsided. I continued to “survey” my head by giving it a light all-round massage and tried to identify any areas of pain. This time the pain shifted to my temples and I thought that was it. Once this pain was fixed with my special massage I should be back to business as usual. It was not to be this time around. After the standard massage treatment, the pain suddenly shifted to the area on top of my right eye socket bone. I was a bit worried as that never happened before. This time the pain was quite bad around the top part of my right eye socket. I could not do the tapping in my usual manner as it really hurt. So I used the milder slapping method and the gentle rubbing massage. I was quite confident that the pain would disappear in due course. True to my experienced intuitive feeling, the pain disappeared after a few days of constant massage. And now I am really back to “business as usual” feeling.
I need to share with you this recent personal experience of mine to enable you to understand that each person has differing responses and reactions to any treatment. I must reiterate that my head massage method works very effectively for me. As for you, I cannot guarantee any positive effect. What I can affirm is that my head massage method is harmless, even if it has no therapeutic effects on you .
When a person has a headache, the usual feeling is as if the pain is deep inside the head. That is why we feel the urge to take oral prescription for headache. The person doesn’t feel the pain on the scalp. But if he were to do what I did, he might realize that there are locations around the scalp that are painful when pressed. If there is no pressure massage on the scalp, the person will not realize that actually there is pain on the surface of the head. If there is pain on the head like my personal experience, then doing my head massage will certainly help. However, if the person doesn’t have pain on the surface of the head, then I don’t think my massage will help his headache.
Be that as it may, my simple head massage method will certainly give you the "wide-awake" feeling after each massage.
How to do my simple head massage
Please view my video below and follow the steps. If you cannot figure out what I was saying, please ignore the spoken instruction, and concentrate on watching the video, which is self-explanatory. The instruction in writing is as below:
1. Close your eyes when you do the head massage, and try to relax.
2. Use your finger tips to gently tap around the head. This is to target the pain spots.
3. Then use your palms and fingers to lightly slap around the head. This is to "spread" the effect of the massage.
4. Use both thumbs to apply pressure on both your temples just above the ears, and use circular motion to gently massage the temples.
5. Then smoothen the effect with your palms, lightly rubbing around the head.
Another simple head massage using a scalp scraper
You can view another of my video using a special buffalo horn scalp scraper to massage my head, in my article "home remedy to cure headache".
You may also want to try out my simple knee-rub massage.
Me doing the head massage. (If you have difficulty understanding what I was saying, its ok; just watch the video)
Do you have tired eyes?
If you have tired eyes, you may like to try out my simple method to soothe tired eyes.
The information provided in this article is sourced from the internet, from friends and contacts, and from personal experience. As I cautioned in my article, not every remedy will work on everyone. So is conventional medical treatment. It very much depends on the constituents of the person and the conditions peculiar to that person. Whatever the reasons, this article does not claim the information provided is totally accurate and reliable and will cure everyone. The purpose of this article is merely to inform visitors that there are alternative cures for all ailments.
You are therefore advised to consult your registered medical physicians as a matter of due diligence.
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Alberto Magsuci on November 08, 2015:
Thank you sir, very interesting and I will follow your way.
Justin Choo (author) from Malaysia on September 28, 2012:
Thank you for being a regular visitor, and thanks for voteup.
I really appreciate your presence and comments which further encourage me to write more.
carol stanley from Arizona on September 28, 2012:
I never knew all this about head massages. Very interesting and thorough. I am grateful I rarely get a headache, but it sounds soothing to do. Voting UP.