What Is An Indian Head Massage? 
In India, head massages have been an important treatment for holistic wellness and overall head and hair health for thousands of years. However, in Western cultures, massages often do not include the head, despite it being the epicentre of mental and physical wellbeing. 
In 1973, the Indian massage therapist and osteopath Narendra Mehta came to London to study physiotherapy. During his studies, he noticed that head massage was not widely practised in the United Kingdom, despite the knowledge in his culture that head massage can balance the inner harmony of the mind and body. 
He combined what he had learned about physiotherapy in London with the holistic Ayurvedic healing system from his culture in India to develop the Indian head massage, which is widely practised worldwide. It uses a combination of massage techniques and oil aromatherapy. 

  How Does An Indian Head Massage work? 

In India, head massages have been a common practice for over 2000 years. They have predominantly been intensive scalp massages for women to stimulate blood flow to the surface and promote hair health and regrowth. Indian women’s thick, flowing hair is often attributed to such massages. 
It originates from holistic medicines called Ayurveda, where it is believed that the mind and body are intrinsically connected and balancing both creates physical and mental harmony. The idea is that by massaging the scalp, the chakras (centres of energy) in the head, including the crown chakra, third eye chakra and the throat chakra, can be opened and treated. 
What Does An Indian Head Massage Treat? 
In more recent practices, Indian head massages combine ideas from Ayurveda with physiotherapy massage techniques and aromatherapy to reduce headaches and tension, improve mental and emotional wellness, as well as to prevent dandruff and promote healthy hair regrowth. 
What can you expect from your Indian Head Massage Treatment? 
Initial Consultation: 
Indian head massage is a safe and suitable treatment for most adults. There are certain conditions where Indian head massage should be avoided, including if you have a skin or respiratory condition, if dental work has left the jaw in pain or spasm, severe neck problems that impede its mobility, if you have suffered a recent accident or had an operation on the concerned areas, or if you are pregnant. 
If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us to discuss your health condition with one of our experts. In some cases, we may request your doctor’s permission before starting treatment, for example, if you have epilepsy or are having chemotherapy. 
The only other thing that we need to check before your Indian head massage is whether you have any allergies, particularly to nuts, to ensure no oils with those ingredients are used during your treatment. We will keep a confidential record with any relevant notes for your future treatments. 
During Your Treatment: 
Because our Indian head massage includes oils and focuses on your head, neck, and shoulders, we advise that you wear a loose, comfortable t-shirt that does not cover these areas. We will provide towels so that the oil does not come into contact with your clothing. 
Your treatment will start with oils being gently applied to the hair and scalp. Your therapist will then warm the skin and stimulate the scalp with long, flowing effleurage strokes. Throughout the treatment, your therapist will focus on pressure points around your head, starting at the trapezius muscle, working up and along towards the neck, massaging the top of the backbone and finishing on the forehead. 
Varying pressures will be used to work the muscles, and you will be asked throughout the treatment if you are comfortable. You should let your therapist know if you experience any pain or if the pressure is too strong. 
After Your Treatment: 
You may prefer to wash your hair after your Indian head massage because the oils will make your hair greasy. It is advised that you wait several hours before doing so to allow the oils to soak in. The best way to remove the oils is to massage shampoo into dry hair before rinsing it out. 
As with any treatment, we advise that you keep hydrated and avoid alcohol and caffeine in the hours after your Indian head massage. All massages encourage the body to expel toxins, and therefore, you will want to rehydrate to experience the maximum benefit from your treatment. 
After your Indian head massage, you may experience some aching due to the body’s nerves responding to the treatment, tiredness as a result of relaxation, and heightened emotions because tension has been released. Rest assured, these are all normal and positive responses to the treatment. 
Arrange Your Indian Head Massage 
Indian head massage is a time-tested and invigorating treatment for stress and tension so if you are looking for a soothing, energising massage treatment, allow our experienced therapists to introduce you to the world of Indian head massage. 
01206 767 670 
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