Indian Head Massage


What is Indian Head Massage ?

Indian Head Massage is a massage based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. It provides Indian Families with relaxation and healing on a daily basis, as well as playing a part in rituals such as weddings and births, not to mention everyday events like a trip to the barber.

Indian Head Massage works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress. In today’s environment we spend much of our time in our heads, this treatment can help to calm the mind and is can be deeply relaxing. Applied using a firm and gentle rhythm it helps to relieve muscular discomfort and tension as well as calming the spirit and aiding relaxation, it also improves circulation in the head, enhances the senses and promotes clear thinking.

The massage usually begins with the upper back, where a combination of deep massage and pressure points help to relax the muscles and to loosen and melt knots. This continues through the shoulders and upper arms, then working deeply into the neck where tension accumulates. Moving up to the scalp, techniques are used that stimulate, relax and revive the whole of the head, increasing circulation and promoting healthy hair. Finally the treatment may include a gentle face massage with techniques that help circulation, skin tone, and sinus and headache problems.

This therapy can be performed without oils with the client sitting and fully clothed, so it is ideally suited to the workplace or situations where it may not be appropriate to give a full-body hour long massage.

Indian Head Massage Can help with:-

The Benefits of Indian Head Massage
These range from increased Joint Mobility and flexibility tin the neck and shoulders, improved blood circulation and lymphatic flow, free knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste.

It is particularly good for reducing the effects of stress and tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate.

What is Indian Head Massage used for?
Indian Head massage may bring about:
General feeling of well being, calmness and relaxation
Dispersal of toxins from tense, knotted muscles
Stimulation and improvement of circulatory and lymphatic systems
Improvement of joint mobility
Higher levels of alertness and concentration

It may also help relieve or alleviate:
Tension headaches
Eyestrain / eye problems
Tinnitus and other ear problems
Neck and shoulder stiffness
Sinusitis and congestion
Hair loss/thinning
Scalp tension
Mental tiredness/anxiety/stress

Frequently Asked Questions about Indian Head Massage

Do you use oils on the scalp?
They can be used but most people prefer not to have them as it leaves the hair very oily and often people are going back to the office or going out. However, if the client would like the aromatic oils, this is no problem..

It looks uncomfortable, is it?
Not at all. I have a lot of clients who ask for a head massage when they wish to relax and unwind.

What do you wear during it?
The Client wears normal comfortable clothing and can either receive the treatment through the material or can remove the top layer exposing only the shoulders arms and neck.
Appropriate towelling techniques are always applied.

How Long does the treament take?
The First session lasts 1 hour with 15 mins to complete Health forms,
the treament itself lasts approx 45 mins.