Indian head massage combines techniques to include various massage strokes and acupressure points. Treatment includes kneading and probing of the neck and shoulder areas. The scalp is then massaged, using squeezing, tapping, rubbing or prodding motions.
Does Indian head massage include face?
Indian Head Massage has been practised in India for over 1000 years as part of everyday family life as a form of grooming. Narendra Mehta brought it to the west in the 1970’s and the therapy was extended to include the face, ears, neck, shoulders and upper arms.
What are the effects of Indian head massage?
Indian head massage stimulates the nerves from the head area. This helps you to relax which, in turn, improves mental and physical health. It also increases circulation, exfoliates the scalp and nourishes the hair.
What do you wear to an Indian head massage?
It is best to wear loose clothing for your therapy / treatment sessions, and we do not recommend that you eat a large meal, drink strong coffee or alcohol just prior to a therapy / treatment. Whilst you are bound to feel great after our Indian head massage, there is a good chance you may not look great.
Who should not have an Indian head massage?
Indian Head Massage may not be suitable if you:
- have a fever.
- have recently had an operation or have an acute injury.
- are in the first trimester of pregnancy.
- suffer from cardiovascular conditions such as thrombosis, hypertension or angina.
- have a pace maker or heart condition.
- have diabetes.
- have psoriasis or eczema.
How long is an Indian head massage?
An Indian head massage usually lasts for approximately 30-45 minutes, although the treatment can be shortened to 15-20 minutes if it takes place in the workplace. You will be invited to take a seat and relax on a low backed chair.
Should I wash my hair before Indian head massage?
Do I have to wash my hair before treatment? No, but you will need to remove any ornaments, clips etc from your hair before treatment.
Why have an Indian head massage?
The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has built up in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. The therapist may use a range of different movements including use of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas.
How does Indian Head Massage improve blood circulation?
The lymphatic system removes waste products from the tissues and back to the heart. Indian head massage aids in this process by stimulating circulation, encouraging the natural drainage of the lymph. It also helps in bringing new nutrients and oxygen to cells.
How often should you get a head massage?
One study in Korea showed that women working in an office experienced these health benefits from 15- to 25-minute scalp massages twice a week for 10 weeks. You may find a regular scalp massage helps you feel calm and improves your overall outlook.