Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is a treatment based on old Ayurvedic techniques involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. An energetic stress-busting therapy which works on the muscular tissues of the neck, shoulders, scalp and face to relax or stimulate the body and help it maintain harmony.

It provides relief for mental as well as physical stress. It involves working with a firm and gentle rhythm to help unknot blockages and relief of built-up tension and on an emotional level it calms the spirit, promoting relaxation and relieving stress.

An image of a client undergoing an Indian Head Massage Treatment

An Indian Head Massage generally starts with the client sitting in a comfortable chair for the duration of the massage.

It requires little space as it is done sitting up and can be carried out anywhere as it does not require the removal of clothes.

A variety of massage movements are used to relieve accumulated tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint movement. IHM is also used to aid the condition and health of your hair. Indian Head massage can be carried out fully clothed or the use of Aromatherapy oils can be incorporated into the treatment. It is both subtle and deep leaving the client feeling deeply relaxed, rejuvenated and deeply affected.

Benefits of Indian Head Massage include:

Indian Head Massage may dispel stress, relieves tension in the neck, head, shoulders and promotes healthy hair. It is a safe and simple yet extremely effective form of massage that can assist hair growth and also provide relief from aches and pains.

Physical Benefits May include:

  • Improves blood circulation to the head and neck area before speeding up the interchange of oxygen, nutrients, carbon dioxide
  • Improves lymphatic drainage from the head and neck so aiding the removal of waste and toxins
  • Relieves tension in muscle tissue
  • Helps improve mobility in the neck and shoulder area
  • Relieves mental and physical strain improving concentration
  • Relieves eyestrain, headaches, sinusitis, congestion and insomnia
  • Stress
  • It helps deal with scalp and hair problems
  • Boosts the immune system, relieves muscle tension, and helps restore joint movement.

Psychological Benefits May include:

  • Helps to clear the mind and is revitalising so improves alertness and concentration levels
  • An antidote to stress, anxiety and mental tension
  • Balances the Chakras (energy centres) by releasing stagnant energy to help the body work in a more harmonious manner

The sense of utter well-being that follows a treatment with head massage has to be experienced to be fully understood. We live in stressful time and head massage is one of the ways of alleviating tension and achieving a relaxed, calm frame of mind. On the other hand - a stimulating head massage helps to clarify the mind and enables one to concentrate without tension.

Aftercare Advice Indian Head Massage

To get the most out of your received treatment you should:

  1. Drink plenty of water - to help flush out the toxins
  2. Avoid alcohol or any other stimulants (drugs, tea, soft drinks,
    coffee) for at least 12 hours after the treatment.
  3. Rest after the treatment - to allow the body to heal and settle
  4. Only eat a light meal
  5. Also avoid washing your hair for several hours after the treatment
  6. Avoid strenuous activity for the next 12 hours

Please record any adverse effects you experience.