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Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage originated in India over 1000 years ago and began as a way of keeping the hair in good condition. Based on the ancient healing system of Ayurveda, oils were traditionally used in this form of massage however; the use of oils is now optional. In Indian society, chakras (linked to our aura or energy field) also relate to our emotional & spiritual aspects: chakras are energy wheels, linking our energy field to our physical body.
If chakras are blocked, illness is the result. IHM works on the upper chakras: crown, brow & throat chakra (sometimes heart chakra) and Marma points  (Marma means secret, hidden, & vital)
are energy centres in the body traditionally used with Indian massage & Ayurveda healing. The
points are massaged in order to restore the body to normal function, balance the body’s energies & either energize or relax the body as necessary for improved health. 

 One of the benefits of IHM is it relaxes the mind--when the mind is still the body can go about healing itself. Indian Head Massage is now one of the most widely practiced complementary therapies used for aiding stress relief and providing deep relaxation. 


                                 'A happy mind is medicine, no better prescription exists.' 

Treatment

Our traditional Indian Head Massage includes massage of the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, face, ears and energy balancing pressure points relax and release held tensions.  Our massage can help restore joint movement, helping to stretch & mobilise the tissue of the neck and shoulders, thus helping to eliminate muscle tensions, restore joint movement and ease headaches and eyestrain. The massage is done over clothing however, tops may be removed should the client wish oils to be used during the treatment. The technique uses controlled movements and regular sessions of Indian head massage will result in a number of health benefits for the client.

Indian Head massage helps stimulate the hair and scalp and increases circulation in the body and face helping to oxygenate the muscles and tissues of the face, and relax and tone the facial muscles, and aids in lymphatic drainage by helping to remove accumulated toxins from the area.

Some of the benefits Indian Head Massage can offer you

A massage can offer:

  • Relief from muscular tension
  • Relief from stress & mental fatigue
  • Relief from headaches & joint pain
  • Improved muscle tone
  • Improved blood circulation & lymph drainage from the head & neck
  • Improved flow of oxygen to the brain
  • A sense of calmness & inner peace
  • Relief of sinusitis & congestion
  • Promotes better sleep patterns
  • Clearer thinking, a higher level of alertness & concentration
  • A feeling of peace & calm
  • Stress reduction
  • Eye strain
  • Insomnia













Contraindications
With Indian Head Massage there are certain conditions that it is advisable not to massage with and these
are listed below:
- High temperature, fever, swelling or inflammation.
- Severe bruising, any skin disorders in the areas to be massaged.
- Recent injury, accident or surgery to the head, neck or shoulder areas
such as whiplash, concussion, etc...
- Acute infectious diseases such as a flu, chest infection or a bad
cough or cold.

- Scalp infections.
- Aneurosa, food poisoning
- Cancer and any other serious medical condition while undergoing treatment.
- Untreated very high or low blood pressure

- Heart disease

Those with- Osteoporosis, Frailty, Chronic Fatigue, Epilepsy, Diabetes and Spondelites or Spondelosis in the neck should not be treated.

- Pregnancy anyone in their 1st Trimester of pregnancy or experiencing any problems with their pregnancy

- Anyone in doubt about a condition should consult his or her doctor before receiving a treatment.


Cancellation Policy: In order that someone else can take your appointment, please give at least 24 hours notice. If you need to cancel your appointment please ring 01803 858521 or 07967544551 and leave a message. Cancellation within 4 hours of appointment or failure to attend will be charged the FULL session charge. Cancellation on the day of treatment but giving more than 4 hours notice will be charged 50% of the session cost.

Should I need to cancel your appointment and cannot give adequate notice your treatment price will be reduced.