You may know this type of united as a vibrating head massager spider, but that isn’t the proper name! It does resemble a spider, of course, but this electric scalp massager is called the Ting Ting! (The name reminds me of that band The Ting Tings!) There are millions of nerve endings in your scalp, and that’s what the Ting Ting massager triggers as it works, and the massage of these nerve endings results in stress relief and the production of endorphins. I really love this electric head massager. It feels GOOD, it makes me want to purr just like Shopcat!
I’ve tried other head massagers, but none that were motorized. This runs on two AA batteries. The Ting Ting was easier to use than non vibrating massagers. As I often get stress related migraines, this is a wonderful little gadget to help stimulate acupuncture points on my scalp and increase blood flow. (Migraines are caused by contraction and muscles tensing.)
Let’s talk about that just a little more. Headaches are caused not from your brain at all, but from the contraction and tightening of muscles and blood vessels in areas between your skull and scalp. And I don’t mean just the top of your head – it can be face, head, and neck. I actually get trapezius headaches very frequently, which only affect one side of my head – and in very specific points.
Your myofascial trigger points get knots in those muscles, and those cause headaches. You can massage these trigger points to relieve the pain. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked like a fool as I’m vigorously rubbing the inside corner of my eye/eyebrow area.
Headaches become more frequent for us these days because we all use computers. We strain our eyes and have poor posture, making our entire face and neck tight. This leads to that reduced blood circulation that we don’t want. A good wa to say relaxed is to massage your trigger points and stay relaxed, and this Ting Ting definitely helps with that. I certainly felt a little silly using it, as it looks like a spider, but it feels so good that I don’t care how it looks.
I do wish it was able to be more comfortable, but maybe if they put rubber on the ends it wouldn’t vibrate properly. I love that it folds up easily so you can store it. They say you can use it on other parts of your body a little, but I really don’t think you feel it anywhere as well as on your scalp. (EDIT: And after a day of using it the tension in the little metal legs came loose so now I can’t adjust the legs to stay put. But I’m not sure if that is because my friend was here, fiddling with the legs, or if it just happens naturally.)
It IS easier if you can get someone else to use this vibrating head massager on you, and then you can return the favor by doing it on them. Quid pro quo!
Bottom line: Blood circulation is very important, and while we can’t all just afford very expensive spa days, massages or massage chairs, this vibrating head massager is very affordable and indeed effective. I want a scalp massage right now, aaaah.
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