The Art of Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is said to be both a science and a skill. It offers many benefits such as for example keeping hair strong, lustrous and healthy and relief for conditions such as for example tension and migraines, insomnia and disturbed sleep, stress and related illnesses and tense back, shoulder and neck muscles. Indian head massage is a wonderfully relaxing therapy which leaves you feeling peaceful, calm, refreshed and rejuvenated restoring natural harmony and balance to mind, body and spirit.

What’s Indian Head Massage and where did it come from?

Indian head massage is a combination of massage strokes and techniques that may change from therapist to therapist, hence the mention of it being both a science and a skill. Each stroke or touch affects the mind, body and spirit in some way and balanced with how the stroke or touch is applied creates the art. Every therapist will bring their own energy to it.

Indian head massage originates from the Vedic wisdom of Ayurveda; the ancient system of healing which originated in India thousands of years ago. Traditionally, in India, a head massage is given from birth using oil. Together with increasing circulation the gentle touch of a mother massaging her baby is both soothing and comforting. Their energy will intertwine; resonate.

Most people are familiar with the ‘soft spot’ located at the top of a baby’s head. Known as the fontanelle this membrane covered opening is the space between the two bones of the skull which usually do not fully join before infant is just about 9 months old. During this first stage of a baby’s life due to the fontanelle, head massage with nourishing oils can directly affect the nervous system, which in turn benefits the development and functioning of both brain and the eyesight. Indian mothers may also often place an oil soaked little bit of cotton on their baby’s head to provide as much nourishment with their brain as you possibly can. Traditionally sesame, mustard, coconut, almond and olive oils were used. In today’s day therapists utilise the healing properties of essential oils which bring a great many other benefits to the head massage treatment.

Around 80% of the populace of India live in small rural villages where the tradition of Indian head massage is very much indeed a part of everyday life. 부달 Head massage can be an enjoyable family and social activity and its skilful art is passed on from generation to generation. It isn’t just limited by family life and even in India barbers used to offer ‘champi’ this means head massage as well as a hair cut. Interestingly the English term ‘shampoo’ derives from the Hindu term ‘champi’.

What are the other great things about Indian Head Massage?

Regular Indian Head Massage Treatment will:-

fortify the central nervous system and assist all of the systems of your body restore and renew themselves;
increase energy levels;
provide relief from tension and migraine headaches;
lower blood pressure;
bring about immediate feelings of peace, relaxation and calm;
provide rest from stress, anxiety, depression along with other stress related conditions;
increase oxygen and glucose supplies to the mind resulting in optimum brain functioning and higher levels of clarity and concentration;
increase blood flow resulting in dissolution of accumulated toxins within the body;
provide immediate relief to aching, stiff and tense deep and superficial muscles situated in the upper back, shoulder and neck areas;
enable energy cleansing and balancing of specific marmas (pressure points) situated in the head;
stimulate the three major head chakras assisting to restore and balance mind, body and spirit;
promote hair growth and hair lustre;
reduce premature balding and greying;
promote calm and relaxed sleep encouraging an all natural sleep pattern;
maintain electro-chemical balance which provides rejuvenation and longevity;
raise the secretion of hormones essential for the growth and development of the mind
The stresses and strains our modern day living puts on us means there is short amount of time for complete relaxation. Lots of people don’t allow themselves the time or space to rejuvenate and to restore the natural and harmonious balance that’s essential for a healthy mind, body and spirit.

A shocking 75% of most visits to the GP are stress related and ailments such as digestive disorders (IBS, diarrhoea, constipation), ulcers, insomnia, raised blood pressure, mood swings, hypochondria, disturbed sleep, loss of appetite and headaches to name but several can all be attributed to stress.