Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage aims to release stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and
joints of the head, face, neck, shoulders and arms.
A deeply relaxing therapy, Indian Head Massage has been traditionally used in India for thousands of years. The Ayurvedic massage techniques used in Indian Head Massage were originally developed by ancient Indian medical practitioners, before being brought to the West. Indian Head Massage works on both physical and mental states. A variety of massage techniques are used to help release accumulated tension, stimulate circulation, soothe and re-balance energy flow to aid relaxation. The treatment involves massage to the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, face and scalp- the areas most vulnerable to stress and tension, however should be beneficial for de-stressing the whole body.
What To Expect during an Indian Head Massage Treatment
During the Indian Head Massage, the therapist uses traditional massage techniques and pressure points on the back, shoulders, neck, head and face to relieve pain and tension, boosting circulation and encouraging oxygen flow to the brain. Indian Head Massage can be tailored to suit your individual needs, focusing more on particular problem areas, to leave you feeling calm, clear and de-stressed. The therapist uses a range of different movements including applications of deep kneading and compression over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate. This massage works on significant areas of the body, especially the neck and the shoulders where stress affects major muscle group, and it often brings immediate relief. Muscles tension melts away and toxins are dispersed from tense muscles. You can remain fully clothed if no oils are preferred, but a lightweight t-shirt is recommended if this is the case.
The Benefits of Indian Head Massage
• Relaxes the body and reduces tension and stress
• Increases the blood flow to the upper body and head and improves circulation in previously congested muscles
• Relaxes muscles and improves posture
• Increases flexibility
• Stimulates and improves the circulation of the lymphatic system, allowing for the disposal of toxins from the body
• Improves joint mobility
• Slows down breathing and reduces blood pressure
• Aids sleep and soothes tired eyes
• Increases oxygen to the brain
• Increases oxygen uptake in the tissues
• Relieves mental fatigue
• Helps to raise mood by stimulating endorphin release from the brain
• May help reduce pain
• Provides a sense of calmness, peace and tranquility
• Restores the flow of energy creating a feeling of balance and calm
Examples of symptoms that may be helped by Indian Head Massage:
• Stress and tension
• Migraine and headaches
• Depression, fatigue and low mood
• Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
Stress and Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is particularly effective as an antidote to stress as it relaxes and revitalises the mind and body, and can help with anxiety, tension and many stress related conditions. When the body reaches a state of relaxation, tense muscles start to unknot, blood pressure starts to lower, breathing becomes more regular and deeper, and the mind drifts into a state of passive awareness. It is important to know and understand your early warning signals and take action to deal with stress before it becomes disabling. Each person’s pattern of responding to stress is different:
BODY – headache, back pain, digestive disturbances, sleep problems, sweating, shaking, skin rashes.
EMOTIONS – anxiety, depression, negativity, lower self-esteem, feeling worthless, frustration, anger and apathy.
THINKING – rigidity, memory lapses, loss of concentration, inability to set priorities, impaired decision making.
BEHAVIOUR – withdrawal, hostility, eating disorders, excessive drinking, smoking or eating, excessive risk taking.
How can I expect to feel after a treatment?
You will reach a deep state of relaxation, so it is important to sit for a short while after a treatment. It is also important to drink plenty of water both after a treatment and throughout the rest of the day to help with detox. Should you feel the onset of a headache, this is your body detoxing and the effects should be eliminated by drinking plenty of water. You will be completely tranquil, at peace and calm. You should also experience higher levels of concentration and clarity and be ready to face the rest of your week.
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