Indian Head Massage is a wonderfully relaxing therapy based on the ancient Ayurvedic healing system. The traditional head massage has been practice in India for over a thousand years. It was mainly done by woman and restricted to the head and hair. Later barbers practiced many of these skills.
In the late 70s, early 80s a therapist called Narendra Metha developed the treatment to include the upper back, shoulders, neck and face. He believed that these were very important energy centres in the body and by treating these the while body could benefit. Many people complain of tension in these areas when under stress or frustrated, especially when working long hours. The treatment can be very effective in reducing stress, tension, headaches and migraine. It can also help with conditions that are not necessarily associated with the areas worked on. For example, relieving stress and tension can ease eczema in other parts of the body.
1. Helps prevent migraines, headaches and back pain
Often tension in the upper back, neck and head can lead to migraines, headaches and back pain which can make for uncomfortable living on a day to day basis and sometimes even lead to depression.
2. Promotes hair growth
The massage increases nourishment and oxygen to the scalp and hair follicle which in turns stimulates hair growth.
3. Detoxifies the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage
Indian Head Massage stimulates and improves lymphatic drainage and blood flow to the neck thus helping to remove waste products from the body.
4. Relieves sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia
These are often side-effects of stress and Indian Head Massage will immediately relieve stress and promote relaxation by attacking the physical symptoms, thus allowing for a deeper sense of wellbeing and relaxation.
5. Relieves symptoms of anxiety and depression
Massaging the head encourages the supply of oxygen to the brain which is one of the best ways of reducing anxiety and of lifting one’s mood. Oxygen helps you think clearly and creatively and a similar effect is experienced through exercise.
6. Renews energy levels
An Indian Head Massage works with the Ayurvedic concept which goes beyond the limits of healing and places emphasis on balance. Working on the chakras through Indian Massage has a powerful effect in bringing the energy of the body back into balance.
7. Boosts memory capabilities
Often we have short-term memory difficulties because our brains are overloaded with disorganised thoughts, making it very difficult for us to efficiently ‘log’ and collect thoughts and occurrences.