Our Stimulating Scalp Massager was featured in the 2021 Forge and Sustain gift guide as a perfect gift for the Yogi in your life, and now we get why. Arti, the founder of Forge and Sustain labelled this as a gift for the Yogi in your life and that got us thinking of what the scalp massager can do. This is what she said:
"The acro-yogi in your life might be busy turning themselves into knots, but their hair doesn’t have to! This silicone scalp massager from Lavami is a game-changer when it comes to hair washing, scalp stimulation, and silky tresses. Invigorating the Ayurvedic practice of Marma massage, this scalp massager stimulates follicle growth and nerve endings, and helps reduce dry, flakey scalps (all that hot yoga!), helping to clean hair effortlessly, as well as activate the crown chakra."
- Arti Jalan of Forge and Sustain
Now what is Marma? Marma, also known as Marmani, are anatomical locations through which the energy of the five elements flows. This describes points where muscles, veins, arteries, tendons, bones, and joints converge. These concentrated areas of vital energy and are considered to be important in maintaining overall health and well-being. Marma massage is the practice of stimulating these spots to promote emotional and physical well being through the three doshas:
- Vata (air and space)
- Kapha (earth and water)
- Pitta (fire and water)
In total, there are 107 marma points in the body, corresponding to a specific organ or body function. There are a few marma points in your head and neck region which can be stimulated with the scalp massager. Some of the common points on the head include the adhipati, shringataka, greeva basti, and uthkshepa. To stimulate the marma points, apply pressure and massage in circles.
Adhipati, or the crown chakra, is located on the crown of the head is where three main energy channels converge. The three main channels are Ida, Pingala, and Sushuman. Ida is the left channel and is associated with the qualities of the moon, such as coolness, calmness, and nurturing. Pingala is the right channel and is associated with the qualities of the sun, such as warmth, activity, and vitality. Sushumna is the central channel and is associated with the qualities of balance and harmony. Adhipati is one of the most important marma points located on the head, stimulating this point has a therapeutic effect on the whole body because it is considered to be the seat of consciousness and the point where the individual consciousness merges with the universal consciousness. It is also associated with the highest level of spiritual awareness and enlightenment.
Shringataka is located at the base of the skull, where it meets the neck. It is also known as the Governing Point and is said to have a powerful effect on the nervous system. Stimulating this point can help to alleviate tension and stress, promote relaxation, and have a positive effect on the respiratory system, the brain, and the eyes.
Greeva Basti is located at the base of the skull, where the neck meets the spine and is associated with the neck and shoulder region. Stimulating this point can help to alleviate tension and pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back, as well as improve circulation to the head and neck area. This is said to have a calming effect on the nervous system and can help to promote relaxation and relieve stress.
Uthkshepa is located on the top of the head, slightly towards the back. It is associated with the Sahasrara chakra, the highest spiritual center in the body. Stimulating the Uthkshepa marma point can help promote spiritual wellness and improve mental clarity, having a positive effect on the brain and the nervous system.
Each of these areas can be gently stimulated with a scalp massager having effect over the whole body. These are just some of the benefits of using our Stimulating Scalp Massager, so get massaging!