Indian Head Message
Indian Head Massage.
For over 5,000 years the traditional art of Indian Head Massage is based on the ancient system of medicine known Ayurveda. This is the science of life and longevity. It is the approach to balance the body, mind and spirit and for the promotion of long life. Indian Head Massage as taught and practiced in the West is a mixture of traditional Indian and Western Massage Techniques.
Traditionally Indian Head Massage was for the head, but it has now been Westernised to include other parts of the body, neck, shoulders and upper arms, which is used as a form of a stress management treatment.
Effects of an Indian Head Massage Treatment:
" It is believed to increase the blood flow to the head, neck and shoulders.
" It is believed to increase the lymphatic flow to the head, neck and shoulders.
" It is believed to relax the muscles and nerve fibres of the head, neck and shoulders.
" It is believed to reduce spasms, restrictions and adhesions in the muscle fibres.
" It is believed to decrease inflammation in the tissues.
" It is believed to decrease stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
" It is believed to activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
" It is believed to improve the circulation to the skin and the hair.
" It is believed to increase circulation to the scalp.
" It is believed to relax and sooth tense eye muscles.
" It is believed to increase the supply of oxygen to the brain.
" It is believed to stimulate the release of endorphins from the brain.
" It is believed to encourage the release of stagnant energy and restore the energy flow to the body.
Benefits of an Indian Head Massage Treatment:
" It is believed to nourish the tissues and encourages healing.
" It is believed to be a form of stress and anxiety relief, helps with depression.
" It is believed to improve circulation, the delivery of oxygen and nutrients is improved via the arterial circulation and the removal of waste is hastened via the venous flow.
" It is believed to help with muscle tone.
" It is believed to aid the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products.
" It is believed to eliminate muscle tension and fatigue.
" It is believed to reduce oedema.
" It is believed to boost the immune system and help with lymphatic drainage.
" It is believed to increase flexibility.
" It is believed to promote relaxation.
" It is believed to improve posture.
" It is believed to be psychologically uplifting.
" It is believed it can help relive tension headaches and aches and pains.
" It is believed to relieve pain and discomfort.
" It is believed to eliminate toxins and waste products.
" It is believed to reduce stress placed on bones and joints.
" It is believed to promote the quality and condition of the hair and scalp.
" It is believed to slow down and deepen breath.
" It is believed to slow down the heart rate.
" It is believed to help reduce blood pressure.
" It is believed to encourage the body to rest and relax.
" It is believed to help promote sleep.
" It is believed to encourage cell regeneration.
" It is believed it can aid concentration by stimulating circulation to the brain and help relieve mental fatigue and help with clear thinking.
" It is believed to increase productivity.
" It is believed to relieve sinus congestion.
" It is believed to create a feeling of well being and serenity.
" Fever or High Temperature.
" Acute Infectious Diseases.
" Skin or Scalp Infections.
" Recent Haemorrhage.
" Recent Head or Neck Injury.
" Severe Circulatory Disorders and Heart Conditions.
" High or Low Blood Pressure.
" Dysfunction of the nervous system.
" Recent Operations.
Contra-Indications which may affect full treatment:
" Skin Disorders.
" Recent Scar tissue.
" Severe Bruising, open cuts or abrasions.
" Undiagnosed Lumps, Bumps and Swellings.
Indian Head Massage Session.
An Indian head Massage treatment usually lasts for approximately 30-45 minutes, although treatment can be shortened to 15-20 minutes. The treatment consists of the back, shoulders arms, neck and scalp. It can be given with or without essential oils. Depending if oils are used whether the client is fully clothed or removes top and places a towel around them. The client is seated and relaxed on a low backed chair; they may relax forward on a pillow for part of the treatment.
A client's reaction to Indian Head Massage may vary according to their physical and emotional condition and how much stress a person is under at the time.
Healing Reactions that may occur:
" Feeling of tiredness and lethargy because of a release of toxins.
" Feeling of dizziness or nausea.
" Aching and soreness in the muscles because of the release of toxins and the nerve fibres responding to the massage.
" Heightened emotional state, depression, weepiness or laughter.
" Increased urination.
" Increased secretions of mucus from the nose and mouth.
" Cold Like symptoms.
" Disturbed sleep pattern may be restless.
" Relief from stress and muscular tension.
" An increased feeling of awareness, calm and peaceful feelings.
" Improved sleep, deep and restful.
" Feeling of alertness and being clearer in mental thoughts.
" Increased energy levels.
" Elevation of mood.
" Pain relief.
" Increased joint mobility.
After the treatment you are best to cut down on caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. You will be asked to drink lots of water to clear toxins out of your body. To go home and rest if possible.
Cost and Time of Session.
£20.00 for 30-45 minutes.
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