Indian Head Massage
What is it?
Indian Head Massage is based on the ancient Ayurvedic healing system. It has been practiced in India for over a thousand years originally by women to keep their hair in beautiful condition. Indian Head Massage stimulates the flow of blood to the hair follicles. This treatment not only improves the condition of your hair but also provides an invaluable treatment for problems linked to stress such as headaches and eyestrain.
Why do it?
The head, neck and shoulders are important energy centres within the body. If you are stressed tension tends to accumulate here which can result in a stiff neck or shoulders, eyestrain or headaches. Physical or emotional stress tends to result in tightening of the muscles in the back, shoulders, neck, face and scalp. Indian Head Massage focuses on these areas bringing about a release of tension and promoting relaxation. Clients tend to notice immediate improvements in physical and mental functioning.
What happens during a session?
A very relaxing treatment, promoting a sense of calm and tranquillity, the Indian Head Massage, is done sitting in a chair, fully clothed. Areas concentrated on are the head, neck, back, face and hands. It can be tailored to suit, depending on the time that you have available or the areas that appeal to you most. No oil is used in the hair, only when massaging the hands.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage
There are many benefits of Indian Head Massage, some of which are noted below.
- Loosening of the scalp.
- Relaxation of muscles thus providing immediate pain relief (analgesic).
- Relief from chronic neck and shoulder stiffness.
- Help in the relief of eyestrain and tension headaches.
- Increased oxygen uptake in tissues.
- Promotion of hair growth.
- Help with mental tiredness and edginess.
- Improved concentration.
- Relief from mental and emotional stress.
Regular treatments will significantly improve the following conditions:
- Tinnitus (a ringing, buzzing, or other noise heard in the ear or ears).
- Temporo-mandibular joint tension (TMJ syndrome) often caused by grinding and clenching the teeth.