Are you seeking a transportable therapeutic treatment? Indian head massage is an Ancient Eastern healing art, based on old Ayurvedic techniques, that can be done at home, work, or in a beauty salon.
Indian head massage actually originates from India over a thousand years ago. Simple to learn, effective to give, and with countless benefits for both the mind and body, Indian head massage is a treatment that many overlook.
It is believed that Indian head massage strongly affects the three higher chakras: mind, body, and spirit. Chakras are energy centres believed to regulate the flow of energy throughout the body. It is thought that the flow of energy can be encouraged by manipulating pressure points on the face, scalp, neck, and upper back.
The benefits of Indian head massage include: boosting the immune system, relief from headaches, eye strain, muscle tension and stress, improvements with scalp and hair problems, and increased blood circulation. It can also aid in restoring joint movement, and as such, is particularly beneficial to those who are wheelchair bound or have difficulties with mobility.
The process involves a variety of movements focusing on the face and scalp, with attention also paid to the upper back, neck, shoulders, and upper arms. The receiver will generally sit in a comfortable chair. The giver will begin kneading the neck and shoulder, then focus on squeezing, rubbing and gently tapping the scalp. The hair will be lightly tussled and gently combed. Pressure points on the scalp and ears will be gently worked on via tugging and pressing.
Finally, the giver will focus on the receiver's face. By concentrating on facial acupuncture points, sinus pressure can be relieved, circulation stimulated, and alertness increased. The treatment will culminate with the face being gently stroked. A session will typically last between twenty minutes to an hour. Relief is felt almost instantly. It is advisable that the receiver remains at rest for twenty minutes following treatment, to fully enjoy the physical and psychological effects of the session.