What is an Indian Head Massage?
As implied by the name, the Indian Head Massage is a form of massage therapy created in India thousands of years ago. It is deep style a massage derived from the Ayurvedic tradition that focuses on the head, shoulders and neck.
Through a variety of different techniques, the massage works to release any blocked negative energy in the body that may be manifesting itself as disease or injury in any one of the seven Chakras (energy centres) of the body. It does so by applying pressure to certain points on the neck, shoulders and head that correspond to each Chakra (which is a similar approach to that of reflexology). This unblocks the Chakras, and allows for a free flow of energy around the body, restoring the individual to optimum health and feelings of wellbeing.
The head neck and shoulders are very important energy centres within your body. If you are feeling stressed or angry, tension tends to accumulate here. This tension can later show up as a stiff neck and shoulders, eyestrain and sometimes even hair loss. Indian head massage involves working with a firm gentle rhythm to help un-knot blockages and release this uncomfortable build up of tension.
What to Expect From an Indian Head Massage
An Indian Head massage is the ideal way to get a person “out of their head”, far far away from everyday emotional and mental stress.
The massage usually goes between 25 – 45 minutes, and may or may not use certain oils in the hair and on the body. Starting at the upper back, the Indian Head masseuse begins by applying pressure to points that dissolve knots and relax the muscles.
They then move to the shoulders and upper arms to release other common areas of tension, and to the neck and head to release headache-causing blockages and to encourage better circulation of the cerebral fluid. The massage then progresses to the scalp, relaxing the entire head, encouraging circulation and stimulating hair growth. Lastly, the masseuse may choose to perform a gentle face massage that may relieve symptoms of sinusitis & headaches, and encourages good circulation and a glowing complexion.
An Indian Head Massage may prove beneficial by:
•Relieving built up tension that can often result in headaches, migraines, neck and back pain..
•Detoxifying the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage
•Boosting overall immunity
•Improving circulation, which in turn increases energy levels.
•Promoting clarity and increased concentration.
•Soothes symptoms of asthma by calming the respiratory system.
•Relieves Mandibular Joint Tension.
•Increases muscle tone.
•Relieves symptoms of sinusitis.
•Boosts cerebral spinal fluid circulation.
•Relieves sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia.
An Indian Head massage may also improve overall mental health by:
•Relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression
•Providing relief from stress and promotes relaxation
•Improving concentration levels
•Renewing energy levels
•Increasing feelings of peace, calm and well being.
•Boosting memory capabilities
What Conditions can an Indian Head Treatment help with?
•Tension Headaches / Migraines
•Tinnitus and other ear problems
•Helps hair loss and thinning
•Muscle tension – neck, shoulder stiffness
•Stress, Anxiety, Depression
•Re-balances the energy flow to the body.
•Releases stagnant energy from the body.
•Revitalises the person and the body.
Reaction during a treatment:
• Body will feel totally relaxed
•Feeling of inner peace and calm
•Tired or alert – depending on type of massage given
• Possibility of falling asleep during treatment
Reaction after a treatment:
• Improved skin colour and texture
•Improved natural sebaceous secretions
•Relaxed, sleepy or invigorated
•Uplifting / Euphoric
•Positive in thoughts
•Clarity of thought and concentration
•Greater feeling of self-worth
•Deeper, calmer breathing
•Increased energy levels
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‘Regular head massage is wonderfully relaxing, enhances the health of the scalp and promotes the growth of lustrous hair’.The Observer
‘Regular head massage…is guaranteed to lift you out of the hustle and bustle’.Harpers and Queen
‘It is unbelievably relaxing and leaves you with a great feeling of well being’.Girl About Town