In India, Indian Head Massage has been practiced by families for thousands of years. Traditionally, head and hair were the only reasons for a massage, to help condition the hair of women. The treatment developed into a whole routine which also involves the upper back, shoulders, neck, arms and face. The seated Indian Head Massage seems to be the most popular way of providing this treatment, although variations using a special massage chair, limits the ability to massage shoulders, neck and face properly.
Indian Head Massage is a relaxing experience that can be done at home, in a clinic or even in a workplace, as part of a wellness therapy scheme. Clients receiving Indian Head Massage, report on feelings of relaxation, reduced stress, and feeling more alert and able to carry on with the day.
Performed seated, this therapy allows full access to the head, neck, shoulders and face. Although some practitioners carry out the treatment through clothing, for best effect, skin to skin contact is more effective and easier to carry out. Ask your client to remove upper body garments, and give them a towel or blanket to wrap around their whole body. Ensure you give your client a towel/blanket that is big enough to wrap around their body. They must feel comfortable while the treatment is performed.
The technique to manipulate muscles tissue is through different massage movements to promote stimulation of the head, neck, upper body and shoulders.
Indian Head Massage has been said to:
- relieve aches and pains
- improve concentration
- relieve stress
- relieve tension from knots in muscles
- relax muscles
- improve circulation
- help aid sleep
- condition scalp and roots of hair (with oil)
- Learn to perform Indian Head Massage with us on an Accredited Course for £195, that allows you to gain insurance and begin taking clients.
- Attend a Workshop over at our therapy suite in Sanctuary Aberdeen for £75, to carry out at home.
When you train with us, you find yourself seated in a comfortable tub style chair, with a footstool for those who need it. We carry out our Indian Head Massage the traditional way, with full access to your shoulders and upper back, as well as your head and face. We use an aromatherapy blend for this massage, with a choice of soothing, or anti-stress essential oil blends, with a sweet almond oil base. If you’d prefer unscented, we have grapeseed oil, which is less greasy than sweet almond oil, or coconut oil for an added skin moisture boost.