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Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is based on the ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. It provides Indian families with relaxation and healing on a daily basis, as well as playing a part in rituals such as weddings and births.

When receiving an Indian Head massage you will be fully clothed, you will sit in a massage chair for the treatment. I will use a range of different movements including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. The treatment also gently stimulates and stroke pressure points on the face. The session will usually last from twenty to forty-five minutes.

Indian head massage effect and benefits

Increase blood flow to the head, neck and shoulders

  • Nourishes the tissues and encourages healing
  • Improves circulation; the delivery of oxygen and nutrients is improved vis the arterial circulation and the removal of waste.
  • Dilates blood vessels helping them to work more efficiently
  • Helps to temporality decrease blood pressure.

Increases lymphatic flow to the head, neck and shoulders

  • Aids the stimulation of accumulated toxins and waste products
  • Reduces odema
  • Stimulates immunity, due to increase in white blood cells

Relaxes the muscle and nerve fibres of the head, neck and shoulders

  • Relieves muscle tension, soreness and fatigue
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves muscle tone, balance and posture
  • Can help to relieve tension headaches and aches and pains

Reduces spasm, restrictions and adhesions in the muscle fibres

  • Relives pain and discomfort
  • Improves joint mobility

Decreases inflammation in the tissues, reducing any thickening of the connective tissue

  • Pain relief
  • Reduced stress placed on the bones and joints

Improved circulation an nutrition to the skin and hair

  • Encourages cell regeneration
  • Increased desquamation (shedding of dead skin)
  • Improves  elasticity of the skin

Relaxes and soothes tense eye muscles

  • Helps relieve mental fatigue
  • Promotes clearer thinking
  • Improves concentration
  • Helps increase productivity

Contraindications to Indian Head massage

Condition that cannot be treated

  • Fever/high temperature
  • Acute infectious disease (cold, flu, measles, mumps, tuberculosis, chicken pox) acute infectious diseases are highly contagious)
  • Skin or scalp infections
  • Recent haemorrhage
  • Intoxication
  • Migraine
  • Recent head or neck injury

Conditions that may not be treated- medical advice needed before treatment

  • Circulatory disorders/heart conditions
  • Thrombosis/embolism
  • High blood pressure
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dysfunction  of the nervous system
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Recent operations
  • Osteoporosis

Conditions that can be treated (treatment will be around the local area)

  • Skin disorders- treated around the area
  • Recent scar tissue
  • Sever bruising/open cuts or abrasions
  • Undiagnosed lumps, bumps and swellings