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 a lot more 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 in the head, enhances the senses and promotes clear thinking. It is for this exact reason that it is a favourite treatment with my ‘corporate clients’.
Often, because of the fast pace of modern life, and especially in the workplace, it is one of the treatments favoured by everyone working in a stressful environment. Enabling you to pause for a moment and reset yourself into default mode before attacking the workplace again.
The massage usually begins with the upper back, where a combination of deep massage and pressure points help to relax the muscles and to loosen and melt knots. Moving through the shoulders and upper arms further releases the common spots for holding stress and tension, and then working deeply into the neck where tension accumulates relieves headaches and improves cerebral spinal fluid circulation. Moving up to the scalp, techniques are used that stimulate, relax and revive the whole of the head, increasing circulation and promoting healthy hair. Finally, the treatment may include a gentle face massage with techniques that help circulation, skin tone, and sinus and headache problems.
This therapy can be performed without oils with the client sitting and fully clothed, so it is ideally suited to the workplace or situations where it may not be appropriate to give a full-body hour long massage. Even a 15 minute 'quickie' massage can help to eleviate, and manage the stress for a few days. However a longer, say 30min / 1hr massage can help many people manage their stress levels for a whole week !!
However it is not restricted to Corporate, Workplace stress . . . . Stress from everyday living like a new babay, moving house, family troubles, in fact anything that 'stresses you out' can be detremental to your health. So don't think it's just for the likes of "Board Members" or "Office workers" . . . . as Billy Swan said " If you've got a problem, but you don't know what it is . . . I can help !" So don't wait until things get really bad, book a nice relaxing Indian Head today, and start the ball rolling.