Indian Head Massage
What is a Indian Head Massage?
Indian Head Massage has been practised in India for over 1000 years as part of everyday family life and bought to the west on the 1970’s by Narendra Mehtaand and this was then extended to include the face, ears, neck, shoulders and upper arms.
Indian Head Massage works on areas that are affected by mental and emotional stress. In todays world we spend so much of our time in our heads, and this treatment can really help to calm the mind and provdies surprisingly a deeply relaxing therapy. Working with a firm and gentle rhythm it helps to relieve muscular discomfort and tension as well as calming the spirit and aiding relaxation, it also improves circulation in the head, enhances the senses and promotes clear thinking.
The massage usually begins with...
The massage usually begins with the back, where a combination of deep massage and pressure points help to relax the muscles and to loosen and melt knots. Moving through the shoulders and upper arms further releases the common spots for holding stress and tension, and then working deeply into the neck where tension accumulates. Moving up to the scalp, techniques are used that stimulate, relax and revive the whole of the head, increasing circulation and promoting healthy hair. Finally the treatment may include a gentle face massage with techniques that help circulation, skin tone, and sinus and headache problems.
Indian Head Massage treatment is performed whilst seated and oils are optional. If oils are preferred upper clothing can be removed and a large towel provided to ensure modesty is maintained. You can remain fully clothed if no oils are preferred, but a lightweight t-shirt is recommended if this is the case.
Indian Head Massage will soothe away stress and tension, leaving you relaxed, revitalised and re-energised. This is a very popular treatment, perfect for promoting a calm mind, a stress-free body and for maintaining optimum health.
The benefits of the treatment can improve:
The use of massage has been recorded in china from 3000BC it was used for the promotion and restoration of health as well as for relaxation.
In India massage has always been used as part of Ayuredic medicine. The ancient Greeks used massage as part of everyday fitness and exercise. The father of medicine ‘Hippocrates’ believed all doctors needed to know how to use massage for healing purposes. Heard of Roman Baths, well the Romans used this as a for everyday social and business life massage was centre to the whole ritual. While Gladiators were given massage before and after their bouts of fighting. Julius Caesar had massages daily.
The modern massage is based on massage techniques developed by Per Henrik Ling (1776- 1839) he was from Sweden and so massage is still referred to as Swedish massage because of his influence.
Massage is beneficial to all the body’s systems, a natural and effective way to treat both physical conditions and psychological problems a holistic massage would include various movements including: