In 1994 I trained in Indian Head Massage with Narendra Mehta at the London Centre of Indian Champissage. Narendra introduced Head Massage introduced into to this country in the 1970's. Despite being blind from early childhood, he is an accomplished Osteopath, Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist.
Head massage originated in India over a thousand years ago. It is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing. It began as a way of keeping long hair in beautiful condition and was part of daily life.
Indian Head Massage can either be performed on skin with oils or, or you can remain fully clothed and seated on a chair. The treatment requires a wide range of massage techniques including deep kneading, not just on the scalp area, but over the neck and shoulders as well. During the treatment the therapist will gently stimulate and stroke the pressure points on the face and the ears.
The main aim of this type of massage is to relieve the stress and tension which many of us experience in our upper body: muscles, joints, neck, shoulders, scalp and face. Indian Head Massage is an incredibly relaxing non invasive treatment. As well as and relieving tension and stress, it can also help:
· Scalp and hair problems, ( by improving both the lymphatic and blood circulation)
· Eye strain,
· Upper back and shoulder tension.
· Migraine and headaches
After treatment clients report a deep sense of calm but also that they feel energised and revitalised, better able to concentrate and cope with the challenges of everyday life.
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 and shoulders.
What does it involve?
I use a range of techniques including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, I will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face.
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 may experience tiredness and an increased desire to urinate (as the body eliminates toxins) or aching muscles. 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, epilepsy, any kind of heart condition, cancer or osteoporosis, talk to your doctor before arranging a treatment
For the ultimate relaxation and well being experience try a combination treatment - 20 minutes Indian Head Massage and 40 minutes Reflexology.
Reflexology 60 minutes £38.00
Reflexology and Indian Head Massage 60 minutes £38.00
Indian Head Massage 40 minutes £25.00