Indian Head Massage
What is Indian Head Massage?
Indian head massage is a relaxing holistic treatment that uses acupressure massage on the head, face, neck and shoulders. It aims to rebalance your body’s energies.
Indian head massage is an ancient complementary therapy, based on the ayurvedic system of healing that has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. This gentle form of massage therapy is part of Indian family life.
Part of the Hindu health care practice of Ayurveda, Indian head massage focuses on your head, neck and shoulders and was originally used to improve scalp and hair condition. It is a deep massage, using a variety of pressure and techniques, including circular massage strokes on your scalp, deep tissue work on your shoulders, and stretching the neck.
How does a Indian Head Massage Help?
An Indian head massage stimulates blood flow, lymph and oxygen in your upper body, and therefore may relieve sinusitis, relieve stress and help you sleep better. And because it is said to help cure headaches (even migraine), eye strain and anxiety, some say an Indian head massage can help you to concentrate better at work.
What's involved in a Indian Head Massage?
Commencing the massage laying on your stomach, your therapist will start with relaxing massage using a variety of pressure and techniques, deep tissue work on you shoulders, over your back and stretching the neck. Followed by circular massage strokes on your scalp and hair tensioning to stimulate sensors.
You’ll then be asked to turn upright and at which time your therapist will continue to complete Indian head massage, working on your shoulders, neck, head and face. The whole massage will take 45 minutes.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage
This form of massage focuses on the three higher “chakras” – mind, body and spirit and as such hits your energy epicentre.
It doesn’t seem sufficient to say that a good Indian head massage will relax you. It’s more than this. It can make you feel detached and serene, leave you sighing and wordless, but also alert and clear-headed, alleviating brain-fog and stress.
Even if you don’t experience this level of relaxation, this massage treatment offers all kinds of other benefits. It may relieve aches, pains and tension in your neck, back and shoulders and stimulating the hair follicles is said to improve the texture of your hair and encourage hair growth.