Indian Head Massage

Benefits:

  • It is an effective treatment for headaches, migraines, eyestrain & insomnia
  • Reduces tension & stiffness in the neck & shoulders
  • Stimulates lymphatic drainage removing toxins & boosting the immune system
  • Relaxes the scalp, improving circulation. Promotes secretion of hormones & enzymes for hair growth
  • Increases oxygen to the brain, bringing clarity
  • Relaxes the central nervous system
  • Alleviates stress, promotes relaxation a popular massage often requested for general well-being
  • Restores joint mobility, improving circulation which lifts energy improving concentration
  • Indian Head Massage reaches all energy centres where tension accumulates.
  • it stimulates the release of endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers) from the brain which uplifts the mood.
  • it enduces a feeling of relaxation and calm.
  • it encourages the release of stagnant energy and helps promote a balanced energy system.
  • reduces restrictions, adhesions and spasms in the the muscle fibres.
  • improves the circulation to the skin, scalp and hair.
  • increases the stimulation to the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • decreases the stimulation to the sympathetic nervous system.
  • relaxes and soothes tired eye muscles.
  • relaxes the muscle and nerve fibres of the head neck and shoulders.
  • increases the blood and lymphaticflow to head neck and shoulders.
  • decreases inflammation in the tissues.
  • Psychological Benefits:
  • Alleviates stress, anxiety, lethargy and mild depression.
  • Aids greater creativity, clarity of thought, Increased alertness and improves concentration.
  • Aids insomnia and gives a more restful, refreshing sleep.

After/Home care advice :

 For 24 hours after treatment:

  • Drink plenty of water to assist the body’s detoxification process. It is strongly advised to drink a full glass of water immediately after the treatment to avoid headaches that can be caused by the toxins released through the massage.
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal after treatment. Try to keep the diet light while the body is using its energy for healing.
  • Avoid further toxins and stimulants such as smoking, alcohol, drugs, tea & coffee.
  • Avoid heat treatments & applying further products to the skin as it may be sensitive
  • Avoid strenuous exercise to allow the body to use its energy for healing If oil has been used in the treatment, leave in for a couple of hours if possible to nourish skin & hair.

 General lifestyle advice to prolong benefits of massage:

  • Don’t smoke
  • Get 8 hours of sleep per night
  • Exercise 2-3 times per week
  • Take time to relax – take up a hobby or simply have a hot bath to relax the muscles and let mental tensions wash away
  • Practice Tai Chi, Yoga or meditation if appropriate
  • Practice the correct breathing techniques to create a feeling of calm

 

General dietary advice to aid the benefits of massage:

  • Drink 2 litres of water per day
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Avoid fast food
  • Eat 5 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables per day
  • Avoid alcohol as it dehydrates the body
  • It is advised to receive massage once a month to maintain the benefits