What is Indian Head Massage
Indian Head massage is an extremely effective therapy that has evolved from traditional techniques practised in India as part of family rituals for over a thousand years.
The treatment involves massage to the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, face and scalp, with the client remaining seated in an upright position.
This massage works on significant areas of the body, especially the neck and the shoulders where stress affects major muscle groups, and it often brings immediate relief.
Tensions are eased and fibrous knots and nodules melt away. The efficiency of the circulatory and lymphatic systems improves, toxins are dispersed from tense muscles and flexibility and fluidity of movement is restored.
Indian Head Massage has its origins in the ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda (circa 1800 BC) which was developed in the region of the Indian subcontinent by holy/wise men (Rishis).
The underlying philosophy is that health results from harmony within one's health self. The holy men promoted living a holistic way of life incorporating exercise, diet, meditation and massage with aromatic herbal oils to create harmony within all aspects of a person's life.
Having been a part of daily life in India of thousands of years, massage is an acknowledged method of cleansing and maintaining the health of the body, and understood to be an extremely beneficial practice for achieving joy and inspiration.