Indian Head Massage is an integral part of the Ayurvedic healing system that originated in India millennia ago, and has been passed down through generations. The art was developed by, and for, women in India and was brought to the UK in the 1970s. Indian head massage is a technique of manipulating soft tissues in the shoulders and scalp. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head and neck area.
A typical massage lasts about 20 minutes. Indian Head Massage usually begins with working on the upper back and shoulders. A combination of deep massage techniques and using pressure on release points helps to relax and loosen the muscles. Moving upwards, from the back into the shoulders and upper arms, helps release tension in muscles to release stress and tension.
This helps to alleviate headaches. It also improves the circulation of the cerebral spinal fluid. Continuing with the upward movement, the scalp is then massaged using techniques that stimulate, relax and revive the entire head and scalp. This helps circulation and promotes healthy hair growth. Often, Indian Head Massage includes a gentle face massage to aid circulation, improve skin tone, and reduce sinus and headache problems.