Indian Head Massage is an Ayurveda massage therapy in which the upper-back, arms, head, neck and face are massaged with or without the use of oils using a range of massage techniques. … Indian head massage stimulates the nerves from the head area.
What is the benefit of Indian head massage?
Indian head massage may help increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, may improve blood circulation and lymphatic flow, can free knots of muscular tension, may relax connective tissue, and may aid in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products.
What does an Indian head massage involve?
Indian head massage combines techniques to include various massage strokes and acupressure points. Treatment includes kneading and probing of the neck and shoulder areas. The scalp is then massaged, using squeezing, tapping, rubbing or prodding motions.
What do you wear to an Indian head massage?
If you would like to be massaged with oils I will provide you with a towel to wear around your upper body. If you prefer to be massaged fully clothed without oils, for your comfort it’s best to wear a loose, comfortable tee-shirt.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is a complementary therapy based on the Ayurveda system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. Indian Head Massage is not an alternative method to the conventional therapies. Your session will be adapted to meet your individual needs and may be different from what is described here. The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has built up in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. I may use a range of different movements including use of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, I will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. Some of the conditions Indian Head Massage may assist with: · Stress, tension, fatigue · Insomnia · Headaches, migraine · Sinusitis · Joint mobility/flexibility in the neck and shoulders · Circulation
During your first visit I will ask you questions about your medical history, lifestyle and health problems. I will also discuss the area of the body to be worked on and the level of massage to be used. Massage will not start until you have given consent in writing. Each session will last about 50 minutes. You can ask any questions you might have. I will not make a medical diagnosis as I am not trained to do so. However, I can advise you on aftercare following Indian Head Massage treatment. It is important to complete the consultation prior to the session.
At the start of the session I will check you are comfortable with the pressure I am using, please let me know how you’re feeling
You may stop the therapy at any time including mid-session if you want to, simply ask me to stop or suspend the session I will not be offended or upset.
I will start the session massaging the upper back moving onto your shoulders, arms, then onto your head and face
Following treatment, some people experience tiredness, dizziness, an increased desire to urinate (as the body gets rid of toxins and waste materials) or aching muscles. All of these side effects usually last for no more than a few hours, after which people generally experience increased energy and alertness.
I may ask you to talk to your doctor before arranging a treatment session this is just to ensure I do my best to meet your needs.
You will have the choice of a seated Indian Head Massage were you can stay clothed or a couch session were you can lay down and have the option of essential oils there is a difference in the investment and the length of the session.