Indian Head Massage has been practised in India for over 1000 years.
Traditionally the techniques were restricted to the head and hair, to improve scalp and hair condition of Indian women. Nowadays a system incorporating the upper back, shoulders, neck, upper arms and face, has evolved in the belief that these are important energy centres in the body and by treating these the whole body can benefit.
Indian Head Massage is a safe, accessible, and convenient therapeutic treatment. Treatment can provide instant relief from tension and stress symptoms and induce a state of calm, peace and tranquillity and also promote high levels of alertness and concentration.
This simple yet effective therapy uses a variety of techniques to manipulate soft tissue. It is performed with the client in a seated position, usually through light clothing and without the use of oils. The treatment stimulates the head, neck, and upper back and shoulder area. A typical massage will last between around 25 minutes.
Benefits and Effects
Indian Head Massage provides relief from aches and pains, promotes a healthy scalp and hair, and helps induce relaxation and a feeling of well-being.
Other physical and psychological benefits include:
- Relaxation of the whole body, circulation of blood and increased oxygen uptake.
- Stimulation and improvement of the circulation of the lymphatic system.
- Help in the relief of eyestrain and tension headaches.
- Excellent for disturbed sleep and insomnia
- Help with mental tiredness and tension.
- Relief from stress.