Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage as we know it today is a treatment based on an old Ayurveda technique. It has been used in Asia for over 5,000 years. IHM, as practised in Europe incorporates modern western techniques. Today, in India 85% of the population lives in villages where Indian Head Massage is still a tradition. Indian head massage is a relaxing holistic treatment that uses acupressure massage on the head, face, neck and shoulders. It aims to rebalance your body’s energies.
What is involved in an Indian Head Massage treatment?
A consultation is required at your first treatment; this ensures Indian Head Massage is right for you. Typically, an Indian Head Massage lasts approximately 40 minutes and includes the head, face, neck, upper back and arms. Every treatment is tailored to the recipient’s needs and areas of the body can be omitted. During the treatment towels are used to ensure your modesty. Aromatherapy oils are used to help nourish the skin and allow a smooth continuous flowing movement.
What are the benefits of Indian Head Massage?
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.
Indian Head Massage can help many aliments and has a number of benefits, including the sample list below:
- Reduced stress
- Improved hair condition
- Increased energy levels
- Improved circulation
- More efficient removal of impurities and toxins
- Stimulation and improvement of circulatory and lymphatic systems
Note: Indian Head Massage is not a substitute for medical treatment nor is it a diagnostic system. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.
How often should I have an Indian head massage?
After an Indian head massage you are likely to feel great: relaxed, serene, ache-free, clear-headed, ready to tackle that important report for work, run the children ragged round the park, or fall asleep immediately, depending on the kind of oils used probably!
But beware: you will feel great; you won’t look great. With all that oil stiffening on your hair, you’ll probably look like you put conditioner on it three days ago and forgot to rinse it out.
In the long-term, the deep-down effects of your Indian head massage may well leave your hair softer, shinier and in much better condition; in the short-term, wear a hat or a very cunning hair band.
Why not try an Indian Head Massage on your next spa day?