Indian Head Massage is an ancient practice using oils and touch and has been popular in India for thousands of years. Over recent times it has been adapted to include a range of massage techniques which are applied to the head, upper back, shoulders, neck, arms and face whilst seated.
Indian Head Massage has become popular in the West as a relaxing antidote to the stresses of living. Many people report health and beauty benefits including relief of headaches and eyestrain, improved hair and skin condition and better sleep patterns.
• A feeling of well-being and relaxation
• Feeling uplifted
• Tension / headaches improve as aches and pains are eased
• Improved sleep patterns
Possible Physiological Effects;
• Massage improves the blood flow to the head and neck, increasing the distribution of oxygen and nutrients to nourish the tissues and encourage healing.
• It stimulates and improves lymphatic drainage to the head and neck, thus helping to eliminate waste materials from the body.
• The massage boosts the blood supply to the scalp, thereby improving scalp condition. Increasing the amount of nourishment and oxygen reaching the hair, will stimulate and promote healthy hair growth and condition.
• Sensory nerve endings are stimulated.
• Improved muscle tone and cellular regeneration.
• Muscle tension and pain from muscular spasms are relieved.
• Sebaceous and sudoriferous glands are stimulated.
• Restricted joint movements are unlocked and mobility improved.
Possible Psychological Effects;
• The massage creates a ‘balanced’ feeling of calm and relaxation.
• Alleviates stress, anxiety and tension.
• Stimulation of blood flow to the brain helps increase alertness and improves concentration.
• Increased energy levels.