Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is a massage therapy that works specifically on the area surrounding the head, scalp, face and neck, extending to the shoulders and upper back.
Indian head massage has been used in Asia for more than 5,000 years. In Europe, the therapy has been adapted, incorporating modern Western techniques.
Origins of Indian Head Massage
For over 5,000 years Indian women have appreciated the benefits of Indian Head Massage. The therapy originates from Ayurveda, an ancient method involving natural therapies, taking account of mind, body and spirit. Indian head massage, as taught and practiced in the West, is a mixture of traditional Indian and Western massage techniques.
What happens during an Indian head massage?
An Indian head massage lasts for approximately 45minutes, performed while sitting or on massage table.
Oils are optional in Indian head massage. If the treatment is performed without oils you can remain fully clothed and a lightweight t-shirt would be recommended. If oil is preferred, upper clothing can be removed and a large towel, used to ensure modesty, applied.
Can everyone enjoy Indian head massage?
This therapy is suitable for most adults but there are certain conditions where you should avoid Indian head massage. To ensure the continued well-being of clients, all treatments begin with consultation, which enables your therapist to make sure that Indian head massage is right for you. In some instances your doctors permission may be required before treatments can commence, for instance, if you have epilepsy. A confidential record card will be kept with any relevant notes for future treatments.
After your treatment
To gain maximum benefit from your Indian Head Massage treatment, it is advisable to drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol in the hours immediately after the treatment. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our Zen Therapist.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage
- Relief from stress, anxiety and tension
- Feelings of deep relaxation
- Improved mood
- Improved sleep
- A general sense of health and well-being