Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is a wonderful aid to relaxation and revitalization. The head is one of the main energy centres of the body.
Indian Head Massage comes under the umbrella of Massage and Massage has always played an important part in Asian family life. It features in the earliest Ayurvedic texts, which date back nearly 4000 years. It has been practised for over a thousand years in India and Sri Lanka (where I experienced my first I.H.M. many years ago). The concept was originally developed by women who used different oils according to the season (coconut, sesame, almond, olive oil, herbal oils, buttermilk, mustard oil and henna) and individual needs to keep their long hair strong, lustrous and in beautiful condition.
In 1973 Narendra Mahta came from India to England in to train as a Physical Therapist, and he was amazed to find that head massage was not generally available. He introduced his new therapy at the 1981 ‘Mind, Body and Spirit’ exhibition at Olympia, England, where a total of 179 clients came to Narendra’s stand suffering from headaches and many other stress-related symptoms.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage
Immediate relaxation of the muscles; giving relief from pain and stiffness in the head, neck, shoulders and upper back
Increased mobility in the neck and shoulder area
Relief from tension in the muscles
Bringing about relief from headaches, eyestrain, nasal congestion
Improvement of joint movement
Relaxation of the whole person
Increase in oxygen intake into the tissues, including the brain
Improved blood circulation
Strengthened immune system
Stimulation and improvement of the circulation of the lymphatic system and lymphatic drainage
Stimulation of the nerve endings, producing a feeling of exhilaration
Deeper, calmer breathing patterns
More restful sleep
Promotion of hair growth
Promotion of health skin.
This is Complementary not Alternative healthcare and is not designed to be a substitute for conventional healthcare. Any person who is unwell should seek the advice of their G.P. and, any client coming for treatments, should be encouraged to advise their G.P. that they are taking this course of action.