What is Indian Head massage?
Indian Head massage is a traditional Indian Ayurvedic therapeutic massage. The massage focuses on the upper back, shoulder, arms, neck, head and face. This is an uplifting yet relaxing treatment that can be experienced seated and clothed or on a massage couch with or without oil.
History of Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage has long been practised particularly in India as part of their daily family life. Based on the ancient Ayurvedic (meaning ‘the science of life’) healing system; it combines natural therapies with mind, body & spirit. In Europe, the therapy has been adapted, incorporating modern Western techniques alongside the traditional Indian techniques.
Indian women found that by massaging oil into the scalp it kept their hair in good condition and shiny. This was especially beneficial due to the nature of their climate being so hot, which tended to make their hair very dry.
The skill of Indian Head Massage is handed down from generation to generation and babies as young as new borns have their heads massaged daily by their mother. This ritual continues into adulthood and even expectant mothers receive a head massage up until they give birth.
How can Indian Head massage help you?
Indian Head massage focuses on your upper body. It may release stiff and tight shoulders, improve posture and mobility, improve circulation and skin conditions, provide relief from headaches, eye strain, sinus problems, increase energy levels and immunity and invigorate the scalp and hair. The treatment can be experienced with or without base oil on your hair and scalp but the oils maybe helpful for skin conditions and leave the skin feeling smooth.
Indian Head massage can be experienced for 30 – 45 minutes.