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.
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 neck, shoulder and
scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and
stroke pressure points on the face. The session will usually last from
twenty to forty-five minutes, and most therapists like their clients to
sit quietly for ten or twenty minutes once the massage has been
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.
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.
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.
Indian Head Massage Training:
This popular method of massage is now available as a one-day
This popular method of massage is now available as a one-day course.
The day consists of:
At the end of the course you will receive a fully illustrated colour manual along with a certificate of completion.
Instructor: Zarina Bharucha
Course Cost: $99.00 HST Applicable