What is an Indian Head Massage?
Indian Head Massage is an ancient therapy that dates back thousands of years. It incorporates the principles of Ayurveda which helps to harmonize and balance the mind, body and self.
What happens during an Indian Head Massage?
A treatment usually lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. To begin, a consultation form will be completed and during this time any concerns you may have can be talked about. What you wish to get from the treatment, and your preferences will also be discussed during this time. You can remain fully clothed or if you prefer you can undress the top half using a towel wrap if desired. You can enjoy the massage in a seated position or by lying down on the massage bed. Oils can be used or not, again depending on preference. An Indian Head Massage can be totally adapted to the person’s preference and what they are most comfortable with. If at any point you find any areas uncomfortable or if you feel the pressure is too much or too little please do say as the massage should be tailored to your needs to get the most from the treatment.
What are the benefits of an Indian Head Massage?
An Indian Head Massage treatment:
- Is less invasive than other massage treatments.
- Can be tailored to customer’s preference.
- Stimulates blood flow, lymph flow and nerve endings in the head, neck and shoulders.
- Relaxes and improves muscle tone, increase joint mobility and promotes hair growth.
- Provides overall relaxation and focus.
- Helps with localized aches and pains, headaches, migraines, muscular tension and stiffness, fatigue, stress, depression, hair loss, insomnia, sinus congestion, eye strain and tinnitus.
Can anyone have an Indian Head Massage?
The great advantage of an Indian Head Massage is that it is safe for anyone, at any age, young or old. It is also very beneficial for pregnant women as they are able to sit in an upright position. The only restrictions are for those that may have a contagious or notifiable disease. Once diagnosed and treated accordingly a treatment can then be carried out. However, for those that are currently having chemotherapy or radiotherapy they must have their doctor’s consent before a treatment is carried out due to the effect massage has on the circulation.
What is a healing crisis?
This can occur immediately after or a short time after a treatment. It does not happen for everyone but for those that do not get regular holistic treatments regularly you can find that you feel lethargic and tired, feverish, suffer a headache and generally feel out of sorts. Surprisingly this is a good sign as it is an indication that your body is eliminating waste and toxins. Once these symptoms have passed however you will feel revitalized and rejuvenated.
To help deal with this ensure you rest well, continue drinking plenty of water, avoid alcohol for the first 24 hours after treatment and eat light meals for the rest of the day. Please be reassured that these symptoms are temporary and a feeling of well-being will follow. If at any point you are concerned, please feel free to get in contact.
What should I do at home after my treatment?
To have maximum benefits from the treatment it is advised that you drink plenty of water and avoid the consumption of alcohol in the hours immediately after treatment. If oils have been used leave rinsing these off for as long as possible to help to deeply moisturize the hair and skin. Adopting a healthy lifestyle by eating well, getting enough sleep, taking time to de-stress and exercising regularly can also help.
How often should I have an Indian Head Massage?
A weekly session is advisable, to begin with, then as symptoms improve moving to fortnightly, then eventually once monthly to maintain treatment benefits.