- Improves circulation of blood and lymph
- Aids removal of toxins from the body
- Stress relief - calming and sedating
- Reduces stiffness and improves flexibility/range of movement
- Lowers high blood pressure
- Improves sleep
- Stimulates lymphatic drainage
- Can aid mental fatigue, thus promote clearer thinking and better concentration whilst creating a feeling of balance and calm
- Boosts the immune system
- Can encourage cell regeneration, healthy hair growth, improvement in the condition of the skin and scalp
- Encourages relaxation
- Slows down and deepens breathing
- Can help sooth tense eye muscles, relieve tired eyes and eye strain, giving sinus clearance
Indian Head Massage works specifically on the head, scalp, face, neck, shoulders and upper back. As these areas hold most tension, it is a wonderful therapy to melt away muscle tension, relax and calm the mind.
Indian Head Massage works areas where stress affects major muscle groups such as the neck, shoulders and upper back together with the head, scalp and face. Tensions are eased or eradicated and fibrous knots and nodules melt away whilst the mind becomes relaxed and calm.
It is carried out in a sitting position with or without the use of oils.
The origins of Indian Head Massage are from a traditional system of medicine known as Ayurveda, which has been practised in Indian since around 2500BC. It was developed by Rishis, ancient Indian holy men, which were essentially scientists and made great advances in the understanding of holistic ways of promoting health and preventing illness.
Indian Head Massage was made popular in the UK in the early 1980s by Dr Narendra Mehta, a physical therapist from India, who extended the technique to include the back, next, shoulders and face.
Today, Indian Head Massage is becoming increasingly used as a stress buster because it is so quick, since and effective.