Indian Head Massage
For more than 5,000 years, Indian woman have passed on the art of Indian head massage down the generations. The therapy originates from Ayurveda, an ancient method involving natural therapies, taking account of mind body and spirt Indian head massage as taught and practiced in the West, is a mixture of traditional Indian and Western massage techniques.
An Indian head massage lasts approximately 30 to 45 minutes. You will be invited to take a seat and relax on a low backed chair as it is mainly the head, face, neck, upper back and shoulders that are being worked on. It is a treatment that focuses on massaging acupressure points along the head, neck, and shoulders, often using circular massage strokes to improve hair and scalp condition.
A typical Indian Head massage treatment usually starts with the shoulders, working into this area especially as it often holds a lot of tension. The upper back may also be massaged working around the shoulder blade. Following this, flowing motions will move up the neck massaging and stretching to relieve any stress and tension. The scalp is then massaged along the acupressure points on the head, followed by the forehead and around the eyes. the upper back and arms are also massaged.
Oils are optional in Indian Head massage, if the treatment is performed without oils you can remain fully clothed. If oils is preferred, upper clothing can be removed and a large towel used to ensure modesty.
This therapy is suitable for most adults but there are certain conditions where you should avoid Indian head massage, such as epilepsy, check with GP before hand and certain skin conditions, especially if the skin is broken on the area to be massaged.
Can promote hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp.
Prevent headaches and migraines by releasing built up tension in the head and neck area and relieving muscle stiffness.
Evens and balances energy levels by working on the three higher chakras
Relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety through relaxation. Stimulates lymphatic drainage by circulating blood to the neck area. Aids better sleep by reducing stress.
Separate top and bottoms are preferred.
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