Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage was initially developed by Indian women as part of their hair care and grooming routine, and is now practiced widely across India by everybody, both in the home and commercially.
In Western society Indian head massage is mainly used for the reduction of stress symptoms. Here the treatment has also been further developed to include massage of the neck, shoulders, upper back and upper arms.
Indian head massage promotes deep relaxation, the head and back are two of the most sensitive areas on the body and respond really well to being massaged. Along with this come the physical benefits of increased blood and lymph circulation and reduced tension in the muscles.
The treatment will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and balanced as the massage works to relieve muscle tension, relax tired eye muscles, re-balance the flow of energy within the body and trigger the release of endorphins within the brain.
This treatment can be extremely beneficial to sufferers of stress and stress related ill health. Research suggests that Indian head massage can trigger responses in the parasympathetic nervous system, helping people to become calm, lower blood pressure, and relax more easily.
What can you expect from a typical Indian head massage session?
Your initial treatment will be preceded by a consultation session, this can take anything from 5 to 20 minutes dependant on your reasons for seeking treatment and how detailed your medical history is. Indian head massage can be performed either through clothes or directly onto the skin. Directly onto skin is more beneficial and you would only be required to remove clothing from the upper half of your body for this to take place. Rest assured you will never be asked to remove your underwear at any point. And you will be provided with a towel to wrap around your torso. This treatment is performed seated in a straight backed chair. Areas that can be massaged during this treatment include; upper back; shoulders; upper arms; face; ears; and scalp. The exact areas will be discussed with you during your consultation.