Indian head massage is based on the ayurvedic system of healing practised in India. It works by relieving the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders.
What does it involve?
You sit in a chair for the treatment, fully clothed, and just relax. We will use a range of movements including deep kneading over the neck shoulder and scalp, and stimulating and stroking pressure points on the face. The session lasts for thirty minutes .
What is it useful for?
Indian head massage is very useful for relieving stress, tension, tiredness, insomnia, migraine, sinusitis and headaches. The experience is calming and relaxing, leaving you feeling revitalised and energised.
Indian had massage helps to increase joint mobility and flexibility, improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, removes muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue and helps in the elimination of toxins and waste products.
What are the side effects and when should Indian head massage be avoided?
After a treatment some people feel tired or dizzy and have an increased need to urinate (this is the body’s way of eliminating toxins) and achy muscles. If they occur at all, these side effects normally only last for a couple of hours, after which you will usually experience increased energy. Indian head massage should be avoided if you have had recent surgery, a neck or head injury, a history of thrombosis or embolism, spondylitis or spondylosis. If you have high or low blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy, any heart condition, cancer or osteoporosis talk to your doctor before booking an appointment with us. Alcohol should be avoided for at least 5 hours before Indian head massage.