Indian Head Massage
The art of Indian Head Massage originated from Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine over 1000 years ago. It works on areas affected most by mental and emotional stress and is surprisingly deeply relaxing.
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.
Using a sequence of moves such as energy balancing techniques, lymphatic drainage, acupressure points and stretching, the massage usually begins with the upper 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 relieves headaches and improves cerebral spinal fluid circulation. 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.