Indian Head Massage

I'm happy to give you more information about any of my treatments,
just call me on 07962 975 124, or email me at catherine@tranquilhaven.co.uk

Indian Head massage is based on the ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda, which has been practiced in Indian for thousands of years. The Ayurvedic approach to health is the balance of body, mind and spirit, and the promotion of long life.

 

Indian Head Massage was originally designed for use on the head but has since been westernised to include work on other parts of the body susceptible to stress, such as the shoulders, upper back, neck, arms and face.

A variety of massage movements are used to relieve accumulated tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint movement.

 

It is ideal for the release of stress, fatigue, headaches and migraines, increases mental clarity, relaxes and rejuvenates as well as improving the condition and health of the hair, especially when combined with the use of oils.

 

It can be performed over clothing or directly to the skin with the use of oils.

 

History


The art of Indian Head Massage is based on the ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda, which has been practised as a family tradition within India for thousands of years

The early Ayurvedic texts, dating back nearly 4,000 years, feature massage and the principles of holistic treatment, in that health results from harmony within one's self. The Ayur-Veda, a sacred book among Hindus, written about 1800 BC, included massage amongst its Ayurvedic principles. The Hindus used techniques preserved in the Sanskrit texts, 2,500 years ago, which detail the underlying principles of Ayurveda in maintaining balance in the body.


Despite being in existence on the Indian sub-continent for thousands of years, Indian Head Massage has only recently started to gain popularity in the west. Techniques practised today have evolved from traditional rituals of Indian family hair massage and grooming to include other parts of the body vulnerable to stress, such as the shoulders, upper arms neck and face.

It is important to realise that there is an integral relationship between the head, neck shoulders and upper arms and by incorporating these parts the treatment becomes more of a stress management treatment rather than a treatment to stimulate the head and improve the hair growth and condition.

 

Indian Head Massage has therefore become a primary form of stress management treatment in the Western world.

 

Treatment


When you come for your first Indian Head Massage session you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire and give a reason for your visit. This helps to give the practitioner an understanding of your health issues.

You will be seated in a massage chair with your clothing on (unless you prefer to remove clothing from your upper body for the use of oils). The chair will be adjusted for your height, posture and comfort.


A variety of massage movements will be used such as Effleurage (smoothing), Petrissage (deep movements), Champissage (chopping), Kneading, Frictions, Tabla Tapping, Hair Raking, Hair Plucking & Hair Tugging.

 

Indian Head Massage can be adapted and varied to suit different physical characteristics of the client, such as their body size, muscle tone, age and hair characteristics.

 

Treatment can be given once or twice per week and the number of sessions required depends on the condition being treated, but 4 – 6 sessions are normally recommended for maximum benefit.

After the initial sessions, some patients may wish to continue treatment on a monthly basis to prevent problems re-occurring or to maintain health and well being.

 

When the body is subject to stress and illness, the skin and hair are often affected, sometimes resulting in dryness and hair loss. Tension can result in the scalp becoming tight, restricting the flow of nutrients to the hair that promote healthy hair growth. Using oils on a regular basis can help encourage healthy shiny hair, slow down hair loss, greying hair and softens and moisturises.

Indian Head Massage is suitable for people of all ages as well as children and can be used for the treatment of conditions such as:

  • Tension headaches
  • Eyestrain & eye problems
  • Tinnitus and other ear problems
  • Insomnia
  • Neck and shoulder stiffness
  • Sinusitis and congestion
  • Hair loss & thinning
  • Scalp tension
  • Mental tiredness, anxiety and stress

 

Benefits

 

  • Improved circulation & lymphatic drainage to head, neck, shoulders, scalp and face
  • Relaxation of the muscles of the head, neck & shoulder area
  • Reduced spasms, restrictions and adhesions in the muscle fibres
  • Decreased inflammation in the tissues
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Relief from headaches & migraines
  • Improvement in concentration & memory
  • Alleviation of eye strain
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Help promote sleep
  • Healthy hair & skin
  • Stimulation of hair growth
  • Confidence & improved self-esteem

Interested in indian head massage?

I'm happy to give you more information about any of my treatments.
Just call me on 07962 975 124, or email me at catherine@tranquilhaven.co.uk

Interested in finding out more about treatments?

Call me on:

07962 975 124

 

email me at:

catherine@tranquilhaven.co.uk

 

Or use our contact form.

You'll find me at

2 Blackwood Way
Pitreavie Castle
Dunfermline
KY11 8TD

 

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