What Is An Indian Head Massage?

Indian head massage is an eastern technique based on Ayurvedic philosophies which date back 5000 years. It is part of a traditional treatment which mothers passed down to their daughters to keep their hair thick and healthy. It is also used by barbers in India when men have a hair cut or a shave. These techniques have been adapted and are now offered as a very popular treatment in the west.

An essential part of Ayurvedic medicine is balancing the flow of energy in the body. The body is perceived as having seven energy centres called chakras. These are located in a vertical line down the spine.

Indian head massage interacts with the higher chakras – crown, third eye and throat.

This form of massage is completed seated and can be performed through clothes. This makes it ideal for use in the workplace, which is a rapidly growing commercial area for therapists with employers taking a more active role in employee welfare.
A complete Indian head massage will probably take between 25 and 45 minutes.

Benefits of Indian Head Massage

This form of massage focuses on the shoulders, arms, neck, scalp and face so is excellent in relieving muscle tension, but it also delivers much more. These are the areas that are most physically affected by stress making this a great way of reducing anxiety and aiding relaxation.
The effect on the scalp is an improvement in circulation, which can help hair condition and also relieve tension headaches.

The above are just some of the examples of the benefits the list seems endless as after treatment clients report feeling calm, rested, de-stressed yet also alert and clear-headed.

Overall a soothing, comforting and rebalancing treatment.

Our Indian Head Massage course will teach you how to work on the client’s upper back, shoulders, neck, head, and face whilst they are seated in a chair. The course teaches you how Indian head massage works on the energy chakras and has a deeply relaxing effect on the mind-body and spirit. This is a low-cost treatment to the therapist and on average our students go on to earn £30 per hour.

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