The History of Indian Head MassageHead massages originated as part of the ancient Indian practice of medicine, called Ayurveda, based on balancing the body, mind and spirit to promote a long life. Ancient Indians believed that massage of all types, used with herbs, spices and oils, promoted strong muscles and skin, good health and encouraged the body's natural healing powers.
Indian head massage acts on various levels; physical, emotional and spiritual well being. Wonderfully relaxing, Indian head massage is based on the ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. It involves a massage to the head, face, upper back, shoulders, arms and hands that relieves tension in the muscles; it can be relaxing, stimulating and invigorating.
The massage covers important energy areas in the body, if you are feeling stressed or angry, tensions tends to accumulate. This tensioncan later show up as a stiff neck and shoulders, eye strain, and sometimes hair loss. Indian head massage relieves the buildup of tension, and also has an emotional effect; calming the person, promoting relaxation and relieving stress.
Circulation is improved as the massage increases blood flow; this brings nutrients and oxygen to the head and neck area, improving brain function and other organs in this area. Thinking and concentration can become clearer. The increased blood flow also means that there is an increase in toxins being picked up and removed.
Lymphatic drainage is increased, stimulating a healthier immune system and the removal of toxins. Sinuses are drained more expediently through the increased blood and lymph flow.
All organs and endocrine glands in the head and neck benefit, and there is a subsequent cascade of benefit in the rest of the body as all endocrine glands elsewhere respond to the improved function of those in the head and neck.
Here are some of the benefits of Indian Head Massage:
Increases blood flow to the head, neck and shoulders enhancing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients via circulation
Slows down heart rate, helps reduce blood pressure
Slows down and deepens breathing
Increases lymphatic flow in the head, neck and shoulders
Relaxes the muscles and nerve fibres of the head, neck and shoulders
Reduces spasms, restrictions, and adhesions in the muscle fibres
Encourages the release of stagnant energy and restores the energy flow to the body
Encourages cell regeneration, healthy hair growth, improving the condition of the skin and scalp
Relaxes and soothes tense eye muscles relieving tired eyes and eye strain, giving sinus clearance
Relieves Muscular tension and fatigue
Increases flexibility, improves joint mobility posture, reducing stress placed on bones and joints
Reduces stress and anxiety, encouraging to rest and relax
Elevates mood, helps with emotional stress and repressed feelings
Helps relieve mental fatigue, promoting clearer thinking and better concentration, and creating a feeling of balance and calm
What Happens During Your Indian Head Massage Treatment?
On your first visit for Indian Head Massage a consultation will be carried out to check for any contraindicated conditions. The treatment is non-invasive, you do not need to remove any clothing and it will be carried out seated.
The Treatment Lasts 30 Minutes.