INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

 

Indian head massage is based on the ayurvedic system of healing which

 

has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. It provides Indian

 

families with relaxation and healing on a daily basis, as well as playing a

 

part in rituals such as weddings and births.

 

 

How does it work?

 

The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has

 

accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face,

 

neck, back and shoulders.

 

What does it involve?

 

The client, fully clothed, sits in a massage chair for the treatment.

 

The therapist uses a range of different movements including application

 

of deep kneading and compression movements over the back neck,

 

shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently

 

stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. The session will last

 

forty minutes, and most therapists like their clients to sit quietly for a few

 

minutes once the massage has been completed.

 

 

What is it good for?

 

Indian head massage is especially good for relieving stress, tension,

 

fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. Clients report that

 

the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling

 

energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate.

 

What are the benefits?

 

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. It is particularly

 

good for reducing the effects of stress and tension.

 

What are the side effects and when should it be avoided?

 

Following a treatment some clients experience tiredness, dizziness,

 

an increased desire to urinate (as the body eliminates toxins and waste

 

materials) or aching muscles. All of these side effects usually last for no

 

more than a few hours, after which clients generally experience increased

 

energy and alertness.

 

Indian head massage should be avoided if you have had recent

 

surgery, or a head or neck injury; a history of thrombosis or embolism;

 

spondylitis or spondylosis. If you have high or low blood pressure,

 

diabetes, Indian head massage is particularly good for reducing the

 

effects of stress and tension, epilepsy, any kind of heart condition,

 

cancer or osteoporosis, talk to your doctor before arranging a treatment.

 

Always make sure that you avoid alcohol for at least five hours before

 

the treatment.

 

If you have any queries or would like anymore information please contact Irene on 0161 336 2912

or email: irenetwigg05@aol.com