Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practised in India for over a thousand years. Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient form of healing that arose in India and which is still widely used and available on the Indian subcontinent.
How does it work?
The aim 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 treatment is carried out with the client lying down, first on their front while I work on the upper back, shoulders and back of scalp. Then turning onto their back, the remaining treatment is on the neck, scalp and face. The treatment consists of different movements including the application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. It also focuses on gently stimulating pressure points on the face. The session will last 30 minutes, and I encourage clients to sit quietly for ten minutes or so once the massage has been completed.
What is it good for?
Indian head massage is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate.
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.