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Indian Head Massage has been practised in India for over 1000 years as part of everyday family life as a form of grooming. Narendra Mehta brought it to the west in the 1970’s and the therapy was extended to include the face, ears, neck, shoulders and upper arms.
Indian Head Massage works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress. In Western culture today we spend much of our time in our heads, so this treatment can really help to calm the mind and is surprisingly deeply relaxing. Working with a firm and gentle rhythm it helps to relieve muscular discomfort and tension as well as calming the spirit and aiding relaxation, it also improves circulation in the head, enhances the senses and promotes clear thinking.
The massage usually begins with the upper back, where a combination of deep massage and pressure points help to relax the muscles and to loosen and melt knots. Moving through the shoulders and upper arms further releases the common spots for holding stress and tension, and then working deeply into the neck where tension accumulates. Moving up to the scalp, techniques are used that stimulate, relax and revive the whole of the head, increasing circulation and promoting healthy hair. Finally the treatment may include a gentle face massage with techniques that help circulation, skin tone, and sinus and headache problems.
Indian Head Massage treatment is performed whilst seated and oils are optional. If oils are preferred upper clothing can be removed and a large towel provided to ensure modesty is maintained. You can remain fully clothed if no oils are preferred, but a lightweight t-shirt is recommended if this is the case.
Indian Head Massage will soothe away stress and tension, leaving you relaxed, revitalised and re-energised. This is a very popular treatment, perfect for promoting a calm mind, a stress-free body and for maintaining optimum health. The benefits of the treatment can improve:
- Migraine and headaches
- Stress related disorders
- Insomnia and disturbed sleep
- Suppleness and flexibility to head, neck and shoulders
- Increase of oxygen and glucose supply to the brain
- Scalp stimulation increasing blood circulation promoting healthy hair
- Improves muscle tone
- Calms respiratory system, helping asthma
- Chakra balancing and energetic healing