The Indian Head Massage usually begins with the upper back, where a combination of deep massage and pressure points help to relax the muscles and to loosen and melt knots. Moving through the shoulders and upper arms further releases the common spots for holding stress and tension, and then working deeply into the neck where tension accumulates relieves headaches and improves cerebral spinal fluid circulation.
Moving up to the scalp, techniques are used that stimulate, relax and revive the whole of the head, increasing circulation and promoting healthy hair. Finally the treatment may include a gentle face massage with techniques that help circulation, skin tone, sinus and headache problems.
Indian Head Massage can provide relief from aches and pains, stress symptoms, insomnia, promote hair growth, soothe, comfort and rebalance your energy flow which gives you a deep sense of peace and calm.
Indian head massage helps to:
- increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders
- improve blood circulation and lymphatic flow
- free knots of muscular tension
- relaxe connective tissue
- eliminate accumulated toxins and waste products.
If you have any of the health conditions in the list below, Vigorous Massage like Indian head massage is not appropriate. Feel free to contact us for more information on why.
Heart Disease; Rheumatoid Arthritis (Osteoarthritis is OK); Inflammatory Spinal Conditions such as Spondylitis; Severe Respiratory Disorders; Cerebral Palsy; Diabetes; Epilepsy; Very High Blood Pressure; Recent Injury such as Whiplash or tear; or if you are Pregnant.
We will normally offer a much gentler form of Massage Therapy as an alternative for you, there are some conditions where even gentle massage may not be suitable, click here to read about more serious contra-indications.
IF YOU HAVE A LIFE THREATENING DISEASE OR SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEEK ADVICE FROM YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE RECEIVING THIS TREATMENT, DOCTOR'S CONSENT MAY BE REQUIRED, CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
We offer Indian Head Massage in a laying position on our massage table.
Traditional Indian Head Massage includes massage of the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, face, ears and energy balancing pressure points.
At YOU Massage Therapy, your Therapist will work this Therapy around your needs, focussing on any problems you want to address and either energising or relaxing you. It is a wonderfully head clearing therapy! The massage is safe, without the need to undress or use oils, although it's usually encouraged to remove any shoulder covering and add in Aromatherapy.