Massaging of the scalp can help stimulate the nerves and blood vessels beneath the skin while calming muscle tension around the head. The results can help you to relax, stimulate mental function, assist with headache relief, increase circulation to the scalp to enrich the hair follicle and provide you with a feeling of well-being. Reduced levels of stress hormones allow the body to function with increased efficiency and this, in turn, enhances the ability of the hair follicles to grow hair. Many different cultures have used massage as a form of therapy for thousands of years. It is possible to trace the history of the head and scalp massage to India. The people of India have incorporated head massage into therapeutic practice for about 5,000 years as part of holistic medicine.