While there are a lot of trends about one vitamin or another and myths around what a scalp massage can do, a hair and scalp treatment isn't a useless fad. Essentially, a scalp massage not only helps to relieve tension and stress but also increases blood flow to carry more nutrients to your hair. Though, it should be said that while a scalp massage is part of any hair and scalp spa treatment, it isn't the treatment itself.
Combining the benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy into spa practices has a long tradition, especially in traditional Thai medicine. For example, the Luk Pra Kob or Thai Herbal Compress has been used for 4000 years in Thailand and variations of this practice can be found in other traditional forms of medicine throughout Asia. You may be thinking that the Thai Herbal Compress is a kind of massage with essential oils, but that is far from the case. While it does involve the use of herbs and them soaking into the skin along the lines of energy or sen lines, it is markedly different than getting a Thai massage that uses aroma therapeutic oils.
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Essential oils are harvest via distilling roots, leaves, flowers, stems, or bark into a highly concentrated oil; it is the essence of the plant itself. Different plants or flowers have different characteristics and so essential oils are often unique for that or for which plants are blended into the oil.