Indian Head Massage

This therapeutic practice focuses on the upper body, including the scalp, face, neck, and shoulders. Through a combination of gentle yet invigorating techniques, our skilled therapists alleviate tension, improve circulation, and promote deep relaxation.

Women receiving neck massage

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.

What is an Indian Head Massage?

Indian head massage is a relaxing holistic treatment involving applying acupressure techniques to the head, face, neck, and shoulders. Doing so aims to rebalance the body’s energies and promote relaxation.

This form of massage therapy is an ancient complementary practice based on the Ayurvedic healing system, utilised in India for over a thousand years. It is a gentle form of massage commonly practised in Indian families.

How does an 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 migraines), eye strain and anxiety, some say an Indian head massage can help you to concentrate better at work.

What’s involved in an Indian Head Massage?

Starting with you lying face down, your therapist will begin with a relaxing massage, using a range of pressures and techniques. They will perform deep tissue work on your shoulders, back and neck, stretching exercises, and circular massage strokes on your head and scalp to stimulate sensors and release hair tension.

You’ll then be asked to turn upright, and your therapist will continue to complete the Indian head massage, working on your shoulders, neck, head and face. The whole massage will take 45 minutes.

Indian Head Massage Benefits

This form of massage focuses on the three higher “chakras” – mind, body and spirit and hits your energy epicentre.

Indian head massage is more than just a way to relax. It can help you feel peaceful, calm, and refreshed while clearing your mind and easing 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 it stimulates the hair follicles, which is said to improve the texture of your hair and encourage hair growth.


Kind words from our clients

With a rating of 4.9/5, based on over 4100 publicly verified reviews, learn why our fantastic and loyal clients keep coming back!

Paul was amazing, really knows his stuff when it comes to acute conditions – from a head massage he asked if I suffer vertigo which I do and massaged the correct places which has minimise the side effects of vertigo big time

Michael M

The massage therapist is so professional, and knowledgeable, I always feel very welcomed and in the best hands every time I walk through the door.

Christie P

Best massage I’ve ever had! Highly recommend body for life. Friendly and attentive staff. Will definitely go back 👌🏼

Terri-lee Fortune

Best massage I’ve ever had! My therapist was very experienced and knowledgeable.

Lisa Rainbow-Gulley

Fantastic massage, thank you! Will definitely be back

Megan H

The whole centre and staff are amazing! Feel so relaxed and invited as soon as I walk in the door, right up until I leave! Highly recommend Body for Life 😊

Jess M

Excellent , friendly customer service. The staff were very professional. I felt much better & relaxed after my massage 👍👍👍

Sheila D

Amazing staff who are bubbly and helpful all the time. Look out for their clients and happy to always suggest better offers and ideas

Tiah T

Always amazing and the staff always remember my name. Even over the phone. Such a pleasure to go there time and time again.

James D

Staff are always so lovely and welcoming. The clinic is always clean and smells nice. Services are spot on!

Sarah B

Indian Head Massage FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions

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    We offer the options of Eftpos, Visa, Mastercard and Cash. We also offer Afterpay on-site.

    Your massage will take place in a private, comfortable, quiet room. Easy listening music will be playing to help you relax, or you may choose to play your music; let the therapist know, and they will turn off the room speaker for you. Lighting can also be dimmed, so please ask if you prefer this.

    Upon arrival, you will be led to our lounge area, where you will be offered herbal tea or water. You will be asked to fill in our health history client intake form, which you will hand to the therapist when they call you through to your treatment room.

    Your therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like to work on, if any conditions need to be addressed, and to determine what type of massage or combination of modalities is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform specific assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and range of motion and see if you have any particular complaints or areas of concern.

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    No, you don’t need to be a member but membership provides you with a saving of $20 off every 60 minute massage along with a range of other specials and discounts.  Simply ask us to find out more…