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Indian Head Massage

History of Indian Head Massage

Francis Gould

Indian head massage has been practiced in Indian for over 5000 years. It is based on the ancient Ayruvedic (the science of life) healing system, which combines natural therapies and encompasses the mind, body and spirit. It strives to restore balance and inner harmony to the mind, body and spirit to improve the health of the individual. The skill is handed down from generation to generation and members of the family often give and receive head massages. When it is used in conjunction with herbs, spices and oils it has an important medical function and not only strengthens muscles and firms the skin but

Physiological and Psychological Benefits of Indian Head Massage

A sense of peace, tranquillity and harmony is restored as well as energy flows is re-balanced along with healing forces . The 3 main Chakras are rebalanced.
Increased blood circulation to the head, neck and shoulders brings oxygen and nutrients, thus helping to improve the condition of the skin and to stimulate hair growth.
The increased blood circulation to the brain increases oxygen levels, whereby mental fatigue and concentration are improved.
The increased blood circulation will help to relieve stiffness in the neck and shoulders as oxygen is brought to the area and any lactic acids within the muscles are removed.
Relief from eyestrain and tension headaches are improved.
Massage helps irritability and promotes deeper and interrupted sleep.
Fibrositic nodules, ‘ knots ‘, which develop through tension within the muscles are improved through manipulation.
Endorphins are released from the brain which create a feeling of contentment and happiness.

Procedures of an Indian Head Massage

After the initial consultation the client sits comfortably in the Indian head chair. Female clients wrap a towel around the upper area of the body revealing half the back. Any jewellery is removed including earrings. Relaxing music is played. Chakras are balanced and deep breathing is encouraged to relax the mind and body. The head and back areas are massaged in the chair. Arms, neck, scalp, face and further back areas are massaged whilst lying on the couch. The entire treatment can take up to 60 minutes.