I have always enjoyed receiving an Indian Head Massage, which is why I wanted to help other people feel the benefits that I have had, physically and mentally, and during and after treatment.
Traditional Indian Head Massage has been practised in India for over a thousand years as part of everyday family life. Life in Western culture today is stressful and we spend much of our time in our heads, so this treatment can really help to calm the mind and is deeply relaxing.
Indian Head Massage (IHM) works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress. It is a simple but effective therapy which uses a variety of techniques, pressures and rhythms.
IHM helps to relieve muscular discomfort and tension as well as calming the mind and aiding relaxation. It also improves blood circulation and drainage of excess toxins to enhance the senses and promotes clear thinking.
IHM will soothe away stress and tension, leaving you relaxed, revitalised and re-energised. This is becoming a very popular treatment, perfect for promoting a calm mind, a stress-free body and for maintaining a sense of well-being.
Indian Head Massage can be carried out with the client seated, fully clothed and no oils. It can last between 30 to 45 minutes with a further 5 to 10 minutes after completion of treatment to sit quietly.
The massage starts with the upper back, where a combination of deep massage and pressure points help to relax the muscles and to loosen and melt knots. Moving through the shoulders and upper arms further releases the common spots for holding stress and tension, and then working deeply into the neck where tension accumulates relieves headaches and improves cerebral spinal fluid circulation. Moving up to the scalp, techniques are used that stimulate, relax and revive the whole of the head, increasing circulation and promoting healthy hair. Finally, the treatment may include a gentle face massage with techniques that help circulation, skin tone, and sinus and headache problems.