INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian Head Massage is helpful for: Insomnia, hair loss, headaches, sinus problems, face, jaw, neck and shoulder tension and stress.
45 minutes – £30
Indian Head Massage is an integral part of the Ayurvedic healing system, which originated in India, millennia ago, and has been passed down through generations. The art was developed by and for women in India with the aim of stimulating long, healthy hair. At the Holistic Therapy Centre, Indian Head Massage is carried out on men and women predominantly to relax the face, neck and scalp which get over-tight due to the high stress levels of modern day living.
Indian Head Massage is a technique of manipulating soft tissues in the shoulders and scalp. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head and neck area.
At The Holistic Therapy Centre, this massage is performed with the client lying on a therapy couch face up. The therapist uses a mix of massage oils unique to the client’s requirement – this makes it more relaxing than undertaking the massage on a fully clothed client in the more commonly practiced seated position.
Indian Head Massage usually begins with the therapist working on the upper back and shoulders. A combination of deep massage techniques and pressure point therapy helps to relax and loosen the muscles in these areas. And moving upwards, from the upper back into the shoulders and upper arms, helps to release stress and tension in the muscles and help alleviate headaches.
Indian Head Massage also helps to improve the circulation of the cerebral spinal fluid. Continuing with the upward movement, the scalp is then massaged using techniques that stimulate, relax and revive the entire head and scalp. This increases circulation and promotes healthy hair growth.
Often, Indian Head Massage includes a gentle face massage to aid circulation, improve skin tone, and reduce sinus and headache problems.
The benefits of Indian Head Massage include:
• Aids the circulatory, muscular and nervous systems
• Frees muscular tension and relaxes connective tissue
• Stimulates arterial circulation, and increases venous and lymphatic flow
• Reduces stress and can induce a feeling of euphoria
• Stimulates the skin and underlying nerve endings
• Encourages hair growth
• Aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products