What is Indian Head Massage?
The Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practiced in India for thousands of years. Part of the Hindu health care practice of Ayurveda, Indian head massage focuses on the upper-back, arms, head, neck and face, using a variety of pressure and massage techniques that encourages healing and balance in your whole body. Indian head massage stimulates the nerves from the head area, helping you to relax which, in turn, improves mental and physical health.
Benefits of Indian Head massage
This form of massage focuses on the three higher “chakras” – mind, body and spirit, clearing the energy channels within. An Indian head massage should leave you feeling tranquil and at peace, assisting with a variety of physical and emotional problems and concerns.
An Indian head massage stimulates the flow of blood, lymph and oxygen in your upper body clearing your sinuses, relieve stress, helping you to sleep better. It will relieve aches, pains and tension in your neck, back and shoulders increasing circulation, exfoliating the scalp whilst nourishing the hair. Indian Head Massage includes a gentle face massage to aid circulation, improve skin tone, and reduce sinus and headache problems. The use of fragrant essential oils can stimulate as well as relax you, clearing your head, and soothing you even further. All in all, an Indian head massage will leave you feeling happier and more relaxed all round.
What to expect from an Indian head massage
You will be asked questions about the type of hair and skin you have so the correct oils can be used. You will be sitting upright in a comfortable chair with just the top part of your clothing removed and covered by a towel. Be prepared that some of the massage can be quite firm on your scalp however will leave you feeling relaxed and tranquil after. Indian head massage is kind to hair but not hair styles so please bare in mind your hair may look greasy after due to the oils being used. A complete Indian head massage lasts for 45 minutes.
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