Indian head massage for me is like health and beauty at my fingertips. With a few basic strokes, you can relax and soothe, or invigorate and stimulate. It is a wonderful way of pacifying a troubled child to sleep, refreshing a jaded computer/mobile/gadget user, or pampering your dear ones with some tender loving care.
This healing treatment not only works on the scalp, as the name suggests, but also on the face, shoulders, upper back, and arms. These are all areas where we tend to harbour a great deal of tension – arising perhaps from poor posture, spending long periods in front of a computer screen, or due to an accumulation of emotional stress. The various different movements of the massage can help to relax taut and uncomfortable muscles, ease stiffness, stimulate blood circulation, drain away excess toxins, healing to relive headaches and eye strain, and increase joint mobility. Indian head massage also encourages deeper breathing and helps boost the flow of freshly oxygenated blood to the brain, resulting in more focused thought, greater concentration, and better memory.
In the hurly-burly of everyday activities, we often deprive ourselves of the opportunity to be still and quiet, and to simply “be ourselves.” An Indian head massage can provide the incentive to switch off from any spiralling worries and hassles, and helps to centre you on the “here and now.” This healing allows time for a busy mind to rest and recuperate, and enables you to look at life from a new perspective.
Above all, the Indian head massage is an exquisitely enjoyable sensation that triggers the release in the body of the feel good chemicals called “‘endorphins,” creating an almost euphoric sensation of contentment and happiness. Much pleasure comes from the shared experience of an affectionate touch. Touch is a powerful and instinctive way of creating a bond that can communicate empathy far more effectively than words. Giving and receiving close, nurturing physical contact in a caring situation is one of our most basic human needs – and one that we tend to neglect, often without realising it.
You will find that the enjoyment of an Indian head massage can strengthen relationships, boost morale and make the world seem a far better place.
BENEFITS OF INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
The therapeutic effects of Indian head massage last long after the treatment is over. The short and long term benefits are individual, varied, cumulative, and include the following:
Relief from pain and stiffness in the muscles of the face, scapula, neck, upper back, and shoulders.
Increased mobility of the joint in the neck and shoulder areas.
Relief from tension headaches, eye strain, nasal congestion, jaw-ache, and hangovers.
Increased energy levels.
Alleviation of stress, anxiety, lethargy, and mild depression.
Greater creativity, clarity of thought, and concentration.
A sense of tranquillity, calmness, and positive well-being.
More restful, refreshing sleep.
Deeper, calmer breathing.
Strengthened immune system.
Improve skin condition and colour.
Strong, healthy, shiny hair and scalp.
Increased self esteem and self worth.
Greater self awareness, which often brings the additional benefit of a change to a healthier lifestyle.