Indian Head Massage
Massage of the shoulders, neck, scalp and face,
with alternate firm and gentle movements.
This helps to alleviate anxiety and stress.
This type of massage originates in the Indian sub-continent, and is part of the Ayurvedic healing system, which has been in existence since about 2500BC – Ayurveda is Sanskrit for science of life. It was traditionally used by Indian women to maintain the health and condition of their hair.
Practitioners massage the shoulders, neck, scalp and face with alternate firm and gentle movements which relax the thin layer of muscle covering the head, improving blood flow, nourishing hair follicles and alleviating anxiety and stress. The physical benefits are obtained immediately with relaxation of the muscles and easing of tension. It will also relieve mental tiredness, promote clearer thinking, and give a higher level of alertness and concentration.
On a more subtle level the higher chakras, or energy levels, are points of focus throughout the treatment, enabling stagnant energy to be released whilst balancing the chakras (energy levels) and helping the body to work in a more harmonious and peaceful way. Many clients describe treatments as being most beneficial, and report a wonderful feeling of well being.
It is a useful massage to do in an office environment, where the treatment can be performed over clothing in 20 minutes without complicated procedures – an office chair is quite suitable. In fact Indian Head Massage can be done anywhere!
(Many thanks to Linda Sanger who has contributed this introduction to Indian Head Massage)