What is Indian Head Massage?
Indian Head Massage is a treatment based on Ayurvedic principles, involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face.
A variety of massage techniques are used, designed to relieve accumulated tension and fatigue, increase mental clarity and relax and rejuvenate the receiver. The treatment involves massage to the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, face and scalp, with the client remaining seated in an upright position.
It works on significant areas of the body, especially the neck and the shoulders where stress affects major muscle groups, and this treatment often brings immediate relief. Tensions are eased and fibrous knots and nodules can melt away. The efficiency of the circulatory and lymphatic systems can improve, toxins are dispersed from tense muscles and flexibility and fluidity of movement is restored.
What to Expect?
~ The treatment generally starts with the client sitting in a comfortable chair, with a towel wrapped around their upper body, leaving the shoulders and upper back exposed.
~ Treatment begins with a shoulder and neck massage, followed by scalp, hair and facial manipulation with various acupressure points being worked on.
~Natural, organic oil is massaged over the neck and shoulders, though the client can choose to have no oil used.
~ Some of the massage techniques are quite vigorous and are extremely energising as well as deeply relaxing. The pressure applied is adjusted to suit the clients preferences.
The Benefits of Indian Head Massage
#Can provide relief from acute and chronic neck and shoulder stiffness
#May offer relief from disorders such as: Earache, Eye Strain, Tinnitus, Sinusitus and congestion, Tension Headaches, Migraine, Insomnia, Aching Jaws
#Could improve blood circulation, loosen the scalp, disperse toxins and relax the whole body.
#Can help to increase alertness and concentration
#Balances Chakra Energy
#Provides a sense of calmness, peace and tranquility
The History of Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage has its origins in the ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda (Circa 1800BC) and was developed in the Himalayan region of India. It is an extremely effective therapy that has evolved from traditional techniques practised in India as part of daily family life for over a thousand years.
The underlying Ayurvedic philosophy is that good health results from harmony with ones whole self and this is achieved by a holistic way of life incorporating exercise, diet, meditation and massage with aromatic herbal oils.