"Too much of a good thing is wonderful" Mae West
What is Indian Head Massage?
Indian Head Massage is an ancient therapy traditionally practiced by Indian families
who would pass on the knowledge down through each successive generation. Like
so many of the therapies we now know as complementary therapies, this treatment
has been brought to the West in recent years and can now be enjoyed by so many
Traditional Indian Head Massage was practiced on the hair and scalp, however the more modern practice tends to
focus on the whole upper back, neck, shoulders and upper arms in addition to the head, face and scalp. These areas
tend to be the centre of stress and tension which eventually causes pain and other conditions such as Headaches,
Anxiety and Insomnia.
Who will benefit from Indian Head Massage?
Indian Head Massage is a wonderful treatment for stress and of the symptoms we tend to feel as the
body reacts to pressure from work, family, or life in general. Some examples are:
- Muscle Tension in the Shoulders, Neck and Back
- Feelings of being overwhelmed
- Insomnia/Disturbed sleep
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Temporo-Mandibular Joint Tension (often caused by tensing the jaw or grinding the teeth)
What Can I Expect From a Treatment?
The treatment usually takes place with the client seated and can be carried out either fully clothed or with just the
shoulders and neck uncovered. Massage Oil or an aromatherapy blend can be used, or not as preferred, and this
can be discussed before the treatment takes place. Starting with the upper back, upper arms and neck, a variety of
massage techniques are used to warm the muscles, increase the circulation of blood to muscles and joints and work
on areas of tension to reduce pain and stiffness. The treatment then continues with massage of the scalp and hair
which releases tension and calms the emotions. Finishing with a relaxing massage of the face with attention to
pressure points and lymphatic drainage, the treatment should leave the client feeling relaxed yet energised and
Indian Head Massage is a holistic treatment, and therefore aims to treat the "whole person " rather than any
symptoms. For this reason, I carry out a short consultation with some medical and lifestyle information, with
all new clients before any treatment can take place. This ensures that you get the best from your treatment
and that there is a minimum of risk if there are any pre-existing medical conditions.
Regular treatments help to balance the body and maintain good health, as well as being a relaxing treat!