Used to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, shoulders, neck and face and works on both a physical and psychological level.
Where Does Indian Head Massage Originate?
Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years.
In Ayurvedic medicine there are 108 Marma points, which are energy centres located throughout the body and these can become blocked, leaving your body out of balance. The head, neck and shoulders are important energy centres within your body with more than 37 marma points in these areas.
Through massage, energies can become rebalanced and a general feeling of relaxation will be achieved. Indian head massage can improve blood flow to the head and neck, which increases the distribution of nutrients to encourage healing throughout the body.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is a very relaxing therapy to receive. The possible benefits from receiving an Indian Head Massage include:
• Relieving stress, tension and promoting relaxation and calm
• Helping with Insomnia and sleeping issues
• Potentially helps ease headaches and migraines
• It can help with sinus problems
• It can increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulder areas
• It can improve blood circulation and lymphatic flow
• Aids in the elimination of toxins and waste products
As well as being a relaxing encounter, it can also be an invigorating experience. If you wish to feel revitalised by the end of the session I can tailor the massage to include some invigorating moves to help increase energy- either way your needs will be discussed during the initial consultation. Following an Indian Head Massage, clients often report a balanced feeling of peace and calm and will usually feel more alert and revitalised following a treatment.
What Happens During an Indian Head Massage?
An Indian Head Massage can be undertaken fully clothed or wrapped in a bath towel, exposing your shoulders and top of your back- it is totally up to you. Also, it is your decision whether oil is used or not. A choice of oils will be considered, based around your skin/hair type.
The Indian Head Massage is carried out to the upper back, across the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and face. Generally, the client is on a treatment couch throughout, but can also be done seated please specify your preference when booking. It begins with a shoulder, top of back, neck and arm massage, followed with a scalp and head massage and ends with a short face massage. If you would like any further information please contact me.