The Full Guide to Indian Head Massage 

Indian head massage has been practiced for thousands of years, and it’s clear to see why it’s still such a popular treatment. The massage impacts directly on the nervous system, to provide relief from both mental and physical stress. The ancient practice is known to restore balance and harmony in the mind and body and promote wellbeing.

In our modern day society, Indian head massage can provide great relief from our demanding lifestyles. Read on to find out all you need to know about Indian Head Massage

The history…

As a complementary therapy, Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing. It has been practiced in India for thousands of years. Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient form of healing that came from India originally, and is still widely used today. It is said to be a total medical system, that can be used to treat mental, physical and emotional conditions.

Based on the Ayurvedic system, Indian head massage is said to also treat both the mind and the body. The massage focuses on the head, neck and shoulders and is a popular addition to spa treatments, such as full body massage and facials. The method uses a deep massage technique with a variety of pressures, including circular strokes on the scalp and deep tissue work on the shoulders and neck.

The benefits…

India head massage focuses on the three ‘chakras’ – the mind, spirit and body. The massage goes beyond simple relaxation, and while it provides a treat way to release stress and tension, it has many additional benefits too.

Indian head massage is known to result in feeling detached and serene, while also alert and clear headed. It provides an excellent way to clear the mind, and can realign mind, body and spirit.

In addition it can relieve aches, paints and tension, not just in the head, neck and shoulders, but throughout the body too. Indian head massage also stimulates blood flow, and can have further benefits such as clearning the sinuses, detoxing and aiding sleep quality.

Finally, it can also reduce headaches, anxiety, eye strain and stress. Authentic Ayurvedic treatment may use herbs and fragrant oils to enhance the experience.

What to expect…

Indian head massage generally lasts between 15-30 minutes. Your therapist may chat to you before hand, and ask a few questions about your lifestyle and if you are suffering from anything in particular that they might be able to help with. In addition you may be asked if you take any medication or are undergoing any medical treatment.

Some of the massage can feel quite firm, and may feel unusual to begin with, but once you relax into the treatment you will quickly start to feel the benefits.

Indian head massage can provide a great additional benefit in the workplace, to help employees relax and focus, as well as reducing any stress. To find out more about our work place Indian head massage services click here.

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