What an Indian Head Massage does for you and your wellbeing….
The head, neck and shoulders are important energy centres within your body. If you are feeling stressed or angry, tensions accumalate. The tension can show up as a stiff neck and shoulders, as eye strain and sometimes even hair loss.
This is why Indian head massage is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis.
Regular Indian head massage helps increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, frees knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products.
Indian head massage involves working with a firm yet gentle rhythm to help balance the energy field and relieve the build-up of tension. Its effects are not just physical but it also works on an emotional level too.
The head and hair are extremely sensitive, as they are crowded with nerve endings, this makes them extremely receptive to touch. Touch is essential for stimulating our nervous system and promoting healthy, physical development.
It is also critical for our mental health and social development! Indian Head Massage provides a ‘de-stressing’ programme fo the whole body and has a far reaching effect on everyone of the body’s systems.
Some benefits of Indian Head Massage
- Reduction of tension in neck, scalp, face and jaw
- Helps eyestrain, nasal congestion and ear-ache
- Relief from headaches, sinusitis and tinnitus
- Release of fibrous adhesions, knots and nodules
- Improved mobility in the upper back and shoulders
- Stronger immune system helping to fight illness
- Nourished scalp, encouraging strong, healthy hair
- Improved circulation and younger looking skin
- Better lymphatic drainage and removal of toxins
- Relief from stress, anxiety and chronic depression.
At our Top to Toe days I am now offering Lying Down IHM
How is the Lying Down method different to Seated?
Your back will be warmed up with rhythmic sweeping strokes. Then, with deeper pressure, but always to your comfort level, the muscles are stretched out on either side of your spine, up and across your shoulders, down into your arms, and along your neck. This will help to loosen any areas of tightness and tension, reducing aches and pains.
Your 30 minute massage will continue from your neck up into your scalp. Eventually, you will be asked to turn over so that your scalp massage can continue to the front of your head before moving down to your face.
However I have also taken into account that some people may not be able to turn over very easily from back to front, so this means that we will start face up and work on the the shoulders, arms, neck, which will be massaged thoroughly still working on tension and helping to calm your mind. I will also give more time to the scalp and a gentle face massage.