Indian Head Massage is an ancient form of holistic therapy, it’s a relaxing treatment involving massage, shiatsu and acupressure techniques on the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and face, based on the Ayurvedic system of healing that has been practiced in India over for over a thousand years.
These areas are most vulnerable to stress and tension so this therapy is ideal for their relief.
A safe and highly beneficial therapy, Indian Head Massage uses massage techniques to soothe and rebalance the energy flow in order to produce a feeling of peace and tranquillity.
This massage relaxes the scalp, can help to relieve eye strain and headaches. Different movements are utilised to increase circulation and remove toxins; break down tension nodules and therefore assists pain relief; instil a deep sense of relaxation, invigorate and boost concentration and mental fatigue as well as calming the nervous system to allow more restful sleep.
Because it can be performed in a chair it is particularly suitable for those who are wheelchair bound or the elderly, and can be carried out anywhere. However, as with any holistic therapy there may be some people who are unable to receive this type of treatment due to contra-indications (a condition that would be aggravated, cause harm or result in the cross infection of others). This would be discussed with the individual during a consultation and an extra 15 minutes is allocated for the first treatment to allow for a full medical history to be taken.
What are the benefits?
This therapy is deeply relaxing and said to reduce stress and relieve anxiety and depression. It will calm your mind as well as improve concentration and increase energy levels to help you receive a “feel good” boost and just a general sense of wellbeing, balance and serenity. Allowing you to leave your everyday stresses and strains behind for 40 minutes.
By relaxing the scalp during a treatment, you can improve blood circulation and alleviate tension. The combination of strokes applied during this treatment will gently melt the tension in the scalp and muscles, perfect for anyone who works at a desk. It’s been known to also strengthen and encourage hair growth, as the hair shafts are stimulated during the massage.
It can cleanse and detoxify the body, which is said to help the strengthen your bodies immune system and can improve conditions such ad sinusitis, insomnia, headaches and migraines.
What’s to be expected:
Indian head massage is a non invasive treatment, meaning there will be no need to undress. This therapy takes place in a seated position, and with a combination of circular movements along pressure points along your upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and face.
No oils are necessary during this process which makes it the perfect lunchtime “pick me
up” as it can be carried out to suit the time available, allowing you to return to work relaxed, refreshed and full of vitality However, this said the use of certain oils such as coconut, sweet almond and mustard oil can improve skin and hair condition and increase the many benefits of the treatment.
Duration: 40 minutes …………………………………… £30.00