Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is an Ayurvedic massage therapy in which the upper-back, arms, head, neck and face are massaged with or without the use of oils using a range of massage techniques.The goal is to clear blocks in the meridians (energy channels) that cause a build-up of negative energy that are purported to cause ailments. The belief is that when the energy does not flow properly, negative energy builds up, causing common ailments, including stress and pain.
Indian head massage stimulates the nerves from the head area.This helps you to relax which, in turn, improves mental and physical health. It also increases circulation, exfoliates the scalp and nourishes the hair.
What does Indian Head Massage involve?
You (the Client) are fully clothed, sitting on a chair for the treatment. The beauty therapist uses a range of different movements including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. The session will usually last from twenty to forty-five minutes.
Physical Benefits Of Indian Head Massage
Improvement in quality of sleepWorking on the shoulders, neck, upper arms, scalp and face affects the skin, muscles, blood vessels and lymphatics and can produce some of the following effects:
- Dissipation of tension throughout the entire body.
- Relaxation of specific, tense muscles.
- Improvement in blood and lymphatic circulation, promoting swift removal of toxins from the body
- Improvement in joint movement.
- Promotion of healthy hair growth.
- Relief from headache, eye strain, sinusitis, jaw ache & tinitus.
- Improvement in quality of sleep
Psychological Benefits of Indian Head Massage
Non-verbal communication such as massage is a powerful tool and can produce an unlimited number of psychological benefits:
- Reduction in emotional anxiety and stress.
- Feelings of well-being.
- Smoothing effect on the sensory nerve endings in the skin, resulting in feelings of reassurance.
- Promotion of a sense of calmness and tranquillity.
- Relief from depression.
- Feelings of rejuvenation.