Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage has been practiced in India for over a thousand years.
How does it work?
The aim of an Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders.
What does it involve?
The client, fully clothed, sits in a chair for the treatment. I will use a range of different movements including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, I will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. The session will usually last around half an hour.
What are the benefits?
Indian head massage helps increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, frees knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products. It is particularly good for reducing the effects of stress and tension.
It may also help relieve, or alleviate:
Tension Headaches / Migraines
Tinnitus and other ear problems
Helps hair loss and thinning
Muscle tension – neck, shoulder stiffness
Stress, Anxiety, Depression
What are the side effects and when should it be avoided?
Following a treatment some clients experience tiredness, dizziness, an increase desire to urinate (as the body eliminates toxins and waste materials) or aching muscles. All of these side effects usually last for no more than a few hours, after which clients generally experience increased energy and alertness. An Indian head massage should be avoided if you have had recent surgery, or a head or neck injury.
Indian Head Massage in pregnancy:
It is recommended that you avoid treatment during the first trimester of pregnancy, (the first 12 weeks). There are many benefits to having treatments during pregnancy. Indian Head massage is enjoyed by many pregnant women as they find the sitting position very comfortable as opposed to therapies where they are required to lie flat.