The invigorating treatment has become viral across TikTok and more recently. But what does Japanese Head Spa actually involve? What are the benefits? Where can I get a treatment like this in Liverpool? And how can I recreate this treatment at home? We’ll answer all these questions and more!
The Rise of the Japanese Head Spa
While it may seem like a contemporary trend linked to social media influencers and beauty bloggers, Japanese Headspa actually has deep roots dating back over 3000 years to the Vedic culture in India. It is heavily influenced by Ayurvedic Head Massage, a practice derived from Ayurveda, which combines “Ayur” (life) and “Veda” (knowledge) to form one of the world’s oldest and most holistic approaches to well-being.
What Does a Japanese Head Spa Involve?
Akin to a personalized facial, a Japanese head spa offers a carefully curated, multi-step regimen for scalp rejuvenation, ensuring a comfortable and healthy environment. Scalp analysis helps determine the ideal products and techniques for specific hair types and concerns. This includes gentle scalp exfoliation to eliminate dead skin and impurities, followed by acupressure for improved blood circulation. Therapists create a holistic, tranquil setting to enhance overall well-being and reduce stress.
Benefits of a Japanese Head Spa
- Offers relief for scalp issues such as eczema and psoriasis, often stemming from inflammatory conditions, through the gentle technique of acupressure.
- Effectively enhances blood circulation to the scalp, addressing these inflammatory concerns and contributing towards a well-nurtured scalp.
- Serves as a stress-relief sanctuary, aiding in alleviating tension from headaches, migraines, and various other stress-related afflictions.
- It can be finely tuned to cater to various hair types, ensuring optimal results.
- Effectively promotes the health of your scalp and hair but also promotes deep sleep, which helps relieve stress from your normal structure.
5 Salons Offering Head Massages in Liverpool
Whilst there are currently no salons or spas in Merseyside currently offering Japanese Head Spas, here’s a selection of venues where you’ll find a luxurious range of Indian head massages to choose from.
Where: 12 Atherton Street, Prescot, Liverpool, L34 5QN
This top-rated spa offers a range of indulgent treatments without the indulgent price tag. Enjoy a 35-minute Indian head massage from just £35. Open every day 8am-10pm there’s plenty of time to grab a slice of relaxation in the busy city. Relax in a cosy yet fresh, space with low mood lighting and modern finishing touches.
Pure Therapy Clinic
Where: 40 Rodney St, Liverpool L1 9AA
Enjoy a luxurious Indian head massage in this well-known and well-respected spa. Therapists will focus on the head, shoulders and neck to provide a deeply relaxing experience. Release tension, improve physical health and alleviate common ailments such as migraines and stress-related symptoms with this treatment.
Atlântida Therapies – Liverpool ONE
Where: Regus – Merchants Court, 2-12 Lord St (3rd floor), Liverpool, L2 1TS
If you’re seeking a rejuvenating and holistic massage experience, let our seasoned and skilled therapists guide you into the realm of Indian head massage at this holistically-themed venue. Treat yourself to an Indian Head Massage for just £30 or combine it with a body massage for just £70. This top-rated venue is open until 7pm every day.
The Cottage Treatment Rooms
Where: The Cottage, Grassendale Lane, Aigburth, Liverpool, L19 0NH
Looking for a secret hideaway where you can relax and unwind? Visit Lisa Tobin at The Cottage Treat Room, a warm, lovely beauty clinic located in South Liverpool. Offering a peaceful surrounding along with a range of holistic and waxing treatments, this venue is a true health retreat. The highly qualified and experienced team is always ready to indulge yourself with a variety of signature and bespoke therapeutic treatments. Enjoy a 30-minute Indian head massage for just £30, or opt for 45 minutes for just £40.
Miss Kai Massage and Beauty
Where: within Peace Barbers, 144A Queens Dr, Wavertree, Liverpool L15 6XX, UK
The talented team at Miss Kai specialise in facials and massages, targeting stress and tranquillity even long after you leave. A chilled, holistic atmosphere is the perfect place to try out an Indian head massage. Tackle your troubles head-on with the magic of Indian tradition, offering a one-way ticket to a clear mind and luscious locks for £35. Add on a head and shoulder Reiki treatment for just £65 in total.
How to Recreate a Japanese Head Spa at Home
Unable to visit the spa? You can effortlessly replicate a head spa-like ambience within the comfort of your home, provided you select products that cater to your specific scalp needs.
Whilst optional, breathing in your favourite essential oil while doing a quick mindfulness ritual can get you into the right headspace. Dim the lights, put on some candles and ground yourself in the time you have to yourself, even if it’s just half an hour! Nikua has a really useful guide on the inhalation of essential oils.
To start your at-home head spa, first, address your scalp’s specific needs with a pre-shampoo treatment like a scrub or cleansing massage product. In the shower, wet your hair, gently detangle it, and then apply the treatment to your scalp in sections using your fingertips, a scalp brush, or gloves for a clean application. Here are some of the best pre-shampoo treatments from Who What Wear.
DIY head massage
After you’ve applied your scrub or pre-treatment, use your fingertips to gently massage your scalp in small circular motions, beginning at the hairline and working your way toward the back of your head. Pro tip: Use the pads of your fingers to avoid aggravating or damaging your scalp.
Time to Shampoo
Once you’re feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, thoroughly rinse the product from your hair and follow up with your shampoo of choice.
Dip into a mask
Afterwards, pamper your hair with conditioner. If your hair craves extra care, generously apply a hair mask and envelop your head in a warm, snug towel for a rejuvenating ten-minute session before rinsing. Discover the 10 best hair masks of 2023, according to People.
Grab a scalp serum
Your homemade head spa isn’t over just yet! Complete your pampering routine with a leave-in scalp serum or lotion. Not sure which serum to choose? Check out this hair serum guide from Marie Claire; now that you know what to expect at a head spa service and how to recreate the environment at home, here’s to hoping your hair and mind are as soothed and stress-free as can be this winter.
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