What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for more than a thousand years. It provided Indian families with relaxation and healing on a daily basis.

Indian head massage combines techniques to include various massage strokes and acupressure points along the meridian system. Treatment includes gentle kneading of the neck and shoulder areas . The scalp is then massaged, using squeezing, tapping, rubbing or plucking motions.

Indian head massage is a wonderfully simple and relaxing half-hour treatment.


The Benefits Of Indian Head Massage

As well as being a relaxing and energising massage, Indian Head massage has been known to have many other physical and psychological benefits, including;

  • General and specific relaxation of muscles, providing immediate relief.
  • Improving circulation, which in turn increases energy levels
  • Relieving symptoms of sinusitis
  • Help in the relief of eye strain and tension headaches.
  • Excellent for disturbed sleep and insomnia
  • Help with mental tiredness and tension.
  • Detoxifying the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage

What's involved in a treatment?

This massage is done lying face up on a couch where a variety of techniques are used to release any tension around the soft tissue in the head, neck, upper back and shoulder areas. The treatment generally lasts for 30 minutes (but you will need to allow for 45 minutes for the first treatment session).

This massage is performed with you fully clothed and without the use of oils.