Indian Head Massage works on both a physical and psychological level, the techniques used represent a de-stressing programme for the whole body. By massaging the head and shoulders, energies will become re-balanced and a general feeling of relaxation will be achieved. Indian Head Massage can improve blood flow to the head and neck, which increases the distribution of nutrients to encourage healing throughout the body Head Massage.
Clients come away with a deep feeling of comfort and relaxation. Indian Head Massage works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress. We spend much of our trying to sort things out in our head which leads to enormous stress. Stress accumulates and one day leads to the next with no break from the tension that is building up in our neck and shoulders. The massage can really help to calm the mind and is deeply relaxing. We work with a firm and gentle rhythm to help relieve muscular discomfort and tension. People feel the tension release which calms the spirit and aids relaxation. The treatment also improves circulation in the head, enhances the senses and promotes clear thinking.
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 up tight knots. We can use our electrical massager at this point which will help relieve the deep-seated muscles and reduce trigger points. Moving through the shoulders and upper arms further releases the common spots for holding stress and tension.
We continue deeply into the neck where headaches and tension are reduced. 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 problems.
Due to the fact that the positive benefits of the treatment are achieved in a relatively short space of time it is ideally suited to busy schedules. However, it can be of equal interest to anybody seeking an introduction to “hands on” therapy, or to those searching for an alternative to body massage.
The therapy is received in a seated position, which is especially beneficial for those who find lying prone on a couch uncomfortable. IHM can also serve as a comfortable aid to tension relief during pregnancy. Indian Head Massage is a complementary treatment which should not be viewed as an alternative to conventional medicine. IHM does not diagnose or cure, but promotes the mental and physical conditions necessary to foster positive good health and prevent ill-health.
Indian Head Massage has been a very popular treatment at Back to Basics Health Clinic. A 2010 survey of 100 clients at Back to Basics Health Clinic was conducted. Indian Head massage was voted, “Best treatment for Stress”.