Indian Head Massage has been practiced in India for over a thousand years and is part of the Ayurvedic beleifs. The treatment comes from a tradition of family grooming. The techniques involved have been passed down from generation to generation following two paths of development:
Women developed one part of the treatment to keep their hair strong whilst men (barbers) developed the other half to invigorate the scalp and head.
Both techniques along with other massage techniques have now been combined to make up the modern version of Indian Head Massage.
What is Indian Head massage?
Indian Head Massage does not diagnose or cure but, promotes the mental and physical conditions necessary to foster positive good health and prevent ill health.
Massage can encourage an increased sense of self awareness, which often leads to early recognition of stress signals and the realisation of the need for mental and physical relaxation in everyday life.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage:
- Relieves eye strain, headaches
- Relieves congestion and sinuses
- Promotes sleep
- Improves joint mobility
- Improves removal of waste
- Improves muscle tone
- Improves and promotes hair growth
- Improves blood flow to the head, therefore more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the area
- Aids a deeper level of relaxation
- Re-vitalises the whole body
- Alleviates stress, anxiety and depression
- Helps clearer thinking by increasing alertness and concentration levels