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. Head massage not only improves the condition of your hair but also provides an invaluable treatment for stress-linked problems such as headaches and eyestrain.
The majority of the working public spend most of their day at a desk working at a P.C. only using their upper bodies and head. 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.
Physical and mental benefits of Indian Head Massage
- Relaxation of whole person.
- Loosening of the scalp.
- Relaxation of muscles thus providing immediate pain relief (analgesic).
- Relief from chronic neck and shoulder stiffness.
- Knots and nodules in the scapula region can be broken down.
- Dispersal of toxins (lactic acid) from tense, knotted muscles.
- Help in the relief of eyestrain and tension headaches.
- Increased oxygen uptake in tissues.
- Improved circulation of blood in previously congested muscles, providing extra oxygen for the brain.
- Stimulation and improvement of the circulation and of the lymphatic system.
- Promotion of hair growth.
- Excellent for disturbed sleep and insomnia.
- 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, whistling, hissing or other noise heard in the ear or ears).
- Temporo-mandibular joint tension (TMJ syndrome) often caused by grinding and clenching the teeth.
- A sense of calmness, peace and tranquillity.
- A release of anxiety.
- Relief from depression.
- High levels of concentration.
- Clearer thinking.
- Deeper sleep.
- An increase of energy levels.
Get in touch with a therapist to book your session…
- Nicola McDermid offers a tailored blend of techniques, including Indian Head Massage and Reiki, designed to help you deal with stress
- Gillian Duncan combines mindfulness techniques with Indian Head Massage
- Audrey Hird is a Reiki practitioner as well as an Indian Head Massage practitioner
- Dee Taylor teaches Level 1 and Level 2 Indian Head Massage courses at Breath-Works.