Indian Head Massage – What Could It Do For Me?
Indian Head Massage is a complementary therapy based on the ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years.
Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient form of healing that arose in India and which is still widely used and available on the Indian subcontinent.
Literally translated, ayurveda means the ‘science of life’ and, as such, it purports to be a total medical system that can treat mental, physical or emotional conditions).
Indian Head Massage provides many Indian families with relaxation and healing on a daily basis, as well as playing a part in rituals such as weddings and births.
- It may help ease and sometimes prevent migraines, headaches and back pain
Often tension in the upper back, neck and head can lead to migraines, headaches and back pain which can make for uncomfortable living on a day to day basis.
A massage therapist will start the Indian Head Massage by applying pressure to points in the upper back, arms and shoulders that will help relax and release muscles and knots. They will then move to the neck and head to reduce headache-causing blockages and encourage better circulation of the cerebral fluid.
- Hair – increases circulation to the scalp which helps improve hair condition and promotes healthy hair growth.
Stimulation of the muscles and the relaxation induced by this therapy helps facilitate a healthier blood flow to the scalp. This allows the hair follicles to get the nourishment and healthy blood supply to enable the growth of strong hair.
- Can help our bodies remove waste more efficiently.
Lymphatic system – improves lymphatic circulation thus speeding up the removal of excess fluid and waste from cells, helping to reduce swelling or oedema and reducing the risk of infection through improved production and delivery of white blood cells.