Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is a treatment based on old Ayurvedic techniques involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. The therapist would start the Indian Head Massage by applying pressure to points in the upper back, arms and shoulders that will release muscles and knots. They will then move to the neck and head to encourage better circulation of the cerebral fluid. It sounds divine doesn’t it? A real treat…. However Indian Head Massage isn’t simply a ‘treat’ – the benefits can assist with a variety of physical and emotional problems or concerns. Here’s a few of them:
What are the benefits?
With a variety of massage movements Indian Head helps to relieve tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint movement.
Helps prevent migraines and headaches
Often tension in the upper back, neck and head can lead to migraines, headaches and back pain which can make for uncomfortable living on a day to day basis.
Promotes hair growth
This is a lovely side effect of the Indian Head Massage. The massage increases nourishment and oxygen to the scalp and hair follicle which in turn can stimulate hair growth.
Detoxifies the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage
It stimulates and improves lymphatic drainage and blood flow to the neck thus helping to remove waste products from the body.
Relieves sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia
These are often side-effects of stress and Indian Head Massage can relieve stress and promote relaxation, thus allowing for a deeper sense of wellbeing and relaxation and opening your body to better rest.
Help to relieves symptoms of anxiety and depression
Massaging the head encourages the supply of oxygen to the brain which is one of the best ways of reducing anxiety and of lifting one’s mood. Oxygen helps you think clearly.
Renews energy levels
Working on the chakras through Indian Massage has a powerful effect in bringing the energy of the body back into balance.
Boosts memory capabilities
Often we have short-term memory difficulties because our brains are overloaded with disorganised thoughts, making it very difficult for us to efficiently ‘log’ and collect thoughts and occurrences.
Indian Head Massage can slow us down, sensual awareness can take over, thoughts quieten and awareness is brought to the forefront, almost like pressing a reset button.
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If you have a health problem, medical emergency, or a general health question, I recommend that you should consult a doctor.