What is Indian Head Massage?
Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing that has been practised in India for thousands of years. It involves a massage to the head, face, neck, shoulders, arms and upper back that relieves tension in the muscles. It can be relaxing, stimulating and invigorating.
Indian head massage can fit into a busy lifestyle and can help to combat stress and improve wellbeing. Stress is believed to be responsible for many illnesses and problems. Therefore alleviating stress may prevent other problems in the future.
What are the benefits of Indian Head Massage?
Indian head massage may:
What happens when I go for an Indian Head Massage treatment?
A full medical history will be taken and you will be asked to sign a consent form agreeing to the treatment. All information will be kept confidentially.
You will be seated in a chair and the therapist will ensure your comfort before commencing. You will also be asked to remove any obtrusive jewellery, brush your hair to remove any residues of hair products and remove any facial make up. If you have long hair you may be asked to tie it back. The therapist will then use their hands and fingers and a variety of massage techniques. A variety of oils may also be used during the treatment process. These will be selected to suit your individual needs. Some areas may feel slightly tender when pressed but this will pass. The general experience should feel relaxing.
The therapist will talk to you at the end of the treatment and will ask for your feedback. They will discuss with you their recommendations about further treatments and will give specific aftercare advice to aid the healing process.
How will I feel?
After one or two treatments, most people report an improved sense of wellbeing and experience a feeling of deep relaxation. Occasionally people report symptoms such as a mild headache, feeling tired, aching muscles or increased thirst. These are all normal reactions and should pass quickly. They are part of the healing process and a sign that the body is adjusting itself back to a state of balance.
In order to maximise the benefits of Indian head massage, it is important for clients to receive regular treatments. Benefits of regular treatments include: