Indian Head Massage

  • Indian Head Massage is a form of relaxing massage therapy created in India thousands of years ago and derived from the Ayurvedic tradition.
  • It is a seated massage performed through clothes and treating areas that are vulnerable to stress such as the shoulders, upper arms, back, neck as well as the face and head.
  • A relaxing experience which relieves muscle tension and restores inner balance.
  • Through a variety of different techniques, the massage works to release any blocked negative energy in the body that may be manifesting itself as disease or injury in any one of the seven Chakras (energy centres) of the body. It does so by applying pressure to certain points on the neck, shoulders and head that correspond to each Chakra (which is a similar approach to that of reflexology). This unblocks the Chakras, and allows for a free flow of energy around the body, restoring the individual to optimum health and feelings of wellbeing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Benefits:

  •  Relief from pain and stiffness in the muscles of the face, neck, upper back, and shoulders
  •  Increased mobility of the neck joints
  •  Relief from tension and hangover headaches, eye strain, TMJ, and nasal congestion
  •  Renewed energy
  •  Reduction of depression, anxiety, and other stress-related issues
  •  Higher levels of creativity, clarity, and concentration, and better memory
  •  A sense of tranquility, calmness, and positive well-being
  •  Sound, restful sleep that leaves you refreshed
  •  Deeper, calmer respiratory system
  •  Stronger immune system
  •  Improved skin tone, health, and color
  •  Hair growth stimulation
  •  Increased self esteem and self worth with greater self awareness
  •  Balanced chakras

 

Reaction during a treatment:

  •  Body will feel totally relaxed
  •  Feeling of inner peace and calm
  •  Emotional
  •  Tired or alert – depending on type of massage given
  •  Possibility of falling asleep during treatment

 

Reaction after a treatment:

  •  Improved skin colour and texture
  •  Improved natural sebaceous secretions
  •  Stress relief
  •  Relaxed, sleepy or invigorated
  •  Slightly Disorientated
  •  Uplifting / Euphoric

 

Contraindications

  •  Recent head or neck injury
  •  Severe bruising in treatment area
  •  Epilepsy
  •  Recent haemorrhage (especially, brain)
  •  High or low blood pressure
  •  Migraine
  •  History of thrombosis or embolism
  •  Diabetes
  •  Dysfunction of nervous system (i.e. meningitis, inflammation of the brain)
  •  Skin disorders, cuts and abrasions to treatment area
  •  Scalp infections
  •  Recent operations to treatment area
  •  Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  •  Arthritis/osteoporosis in treatment area
  •  Cancer