Indian Head Massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years.
How does it work?
Indian head massage is a relaxing holistic treatment that uses acupressure massage to release stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. It aims to rebalance your body’s energies.
What does it involve?
The client remains fully clothed and sits in a massage chair for the treatment. At the beginning of the treatment, the patient’s mind is usually very active – many thoughts cluttering their mind. As the treatment progresses their breathing slows, the mind quietens and, by the end of the session, they are filled with an overall sense of peace.
The therapist uses a range of different movements including kneading, stroking and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. The session will usually last from thirty to forty-five minutes, and most therapists like their clients to sit quietly for ten or twenty minutes once the massage has been completed.
What is it good for?
Indian head massage may help increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, may improve blood circulation and lymphatic flow, can free knots of muscular tension, may relax connective tissue, and may aid in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products.
Possible benefits of Indian head massage include: relieves stress, tension, anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis.
Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate.
What are the side effects and when should it be avoided?
Following a treatment some clients experience tiredness, light headedness, or aching muscles. All of these side effects usually last for no more than a few hours, after which clients generally experience increased energy and alertness.
Please ensure that you do not eat a heavy meal directly before your treatment and always make sure that you avoid alcohol for at least five hours before the treatment. Indian head massage should be avoided if you have had recent surgery, or a head or neck injury; a history of thrombosis or embolism; spondylitis or spondylosis.
As with any treatment it is important to tell your therapist in advance if you:
• are, or think you might be, pregnant
• have any medical conditions or are receiving any treatment or medication
• have recently had an injury or operation
• are allergic to anything, particularly skin allergies
• have any broken skin or sores on your scalp as this may affect the kind of oil and treatment you receive.
The client remains fully clothed and the treatment takes place while sitting in a massage chair. Please ensure you wear loose, light clothing.
45 minute treatment. £40
The client undresses the upper half of the body and lies down on a massage couch. This option includes a back massage.
60 minute treatment. £50