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Becky Thurgood ITEC SNSH (Dip)
Cat Baker ITEC Level 3

Indian head massage has many physiological and psychological benefits including improved condition of the skin and hair and promotes healthy hair growth as well as creating a feeling of balance and calm. The traditional art of Indian head massage is based on the ancient system of medicine known as 'Ayurveda', which has been practised in India for thousands of years. Indian head massage is a wonderful experience and helps in the aid of stress release, especially in today's busy and stressful lifestyles.

Although the techniques in Indian Head Massage involve only the upper part of the body, the potential benefits are widespread. It can be said that Indian Head Massage is a truly holistic therapy in that it has many physiological and psychological benefits; many clients comment that they feel as if their whole body is balanced after the treatment.

The Effects and Benefits of Indian Head Massage

  • Increase in blood flow to the head, neck and shoulders
  • Increase lymphatic flow to the head, neck and shoulders
  • Relaxes the muscle and nerve fibres of  the head, neck and shoulders
  • Reduces spasms, restrictions and adhesions in the muscle fibres
  • Decreases inflammation in the tissues
  • Decreases stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system
  • Activates the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Improves circulation to the skin and the hair
  • Increases circulation to the scalp
  • Relaxes and soothes tense eye muscles
  • Increases the supply of oxygen to the brain
  • Stimulates the release of endorphins from the brain
  • Encourages the release of stagnant energy and restores the energy flow to the body
  • Promotes healthy head growth, helps improve the conditions of the skin and hair
  • Relieves muscular tension and fatigue
  • Reduces stress places on bones and joints
  • Slows down and deepens breathing, slows down the heart rate and helps reduce blood pressure, stress and anxiety
  • Nourishes the tissues and encourages healing, encourages cell regeneration

A little history on Indian Head Massage

The traditional art of Indian Head Massage is based on the ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda, which has been practised in India for thousands of years.  Ayurveda is recorded as the world’s oldest Indian healing system. The word comes from Sanskrit and means “the science of life and longevity”. The Ayurvedic approach to health is the balance of body, mind and spirit, and the promotion of long life.

Despite being in existence on the Indian sub-continent for thousands of years, Indian Head Massage has only recently started to gain popularity in the West. It was originally designed for the use on the head.  Today it is no longer confined only to the head area, and has been westernised to include other parts of the body vulnerable to stress, such as the shoulders, upper arms and neck.

It is important to realise that there is an integral relationship between the head, neck, shoulders and upper arms and by incorporating these parts the treatment becomes more of a stress management treatment.

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