Indian Head Massage
- 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