About Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage has been practised in India for over a thousand years as part of everyday family life as a form of grooming. Indian head massage was brought to the west by Narendra Mehta in the 1970’s and the therapy was extended to include the face, ears, neck, shoulders and upper arms.
Indian Head Massage works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress. In Western culture today we spend much of our time in our heads, so this treatment can really help to calm the mind and is surprisingly deeply relaxing. Working with a firm and gentle rhythm it helps to relieve muscular discomfort and tension as well as calming the spirit and aiding relaxation. It also improves circulation, enhances the senses and promotes clear thinking.
This therapy can be performed with or without oils with the client sitting and fully clothed, so it is suited to the workplace or situations where it may not be appropriate to give a full-body hour long massage.
After-Care for Indian Head Massage
- Increase intake of water following the treatment to assist the body’s detoxification process.
- Take rest and relaxation.
- Avoid eating a heavy meal after the treatment.
- Avoid smoking.
- Cut down on consumption of teas, coffee and alcohol.
- Use oils and simple head massage techniques at home for long-term hair care.
- If oils have been used on the scalp please allow at least a couple of hours before washing the hair. A good tip is to use shampoo on the oiled hair before wetting with water, in order to emulsify the oil.
What to expect after an Indian Head Massage
- Feeling of tiredness (this is often replaced by a feeling of revitalization) due to the release of toxins.
- Relief from stress and muscular tension and aching and soreness in the muscles due to the release of toxins.
- Increased feeling of awareness; feeling of calm, peace and tranquility due to the re-balancing of the chakras (energy forces in the body).
- Heightened emotional state.
- Feeling of alertness and clearer thinking.