Indian Head massage is part of the Ayurveda healing system, which teaches that good health depends on balanced energy.  In Indian tradition this energy is called prana, and is seen as the life force itself.  Stress and stress related illnesses are among the most prevalent health problems of modern societies.  Some stress is inevitable in all our lives, but too much stress unbalances our life energy, and can lead to harmful emotional and physical side effects.

When our energy is unbalanced we may feel mildly irritable, listless, experiencing tension headaches and muscular aches, fatigue and even feel seriously unwell.

The powers of this holistic modality lie in rebalancing our energy to create a physical and emotional equilibrium, so that the flow of energy within us is constant and effortless.

Indian Head massage is a safe yet effective therapy renowned for relieving symptoms of stress.

Physical benefits and effects:

  1. Improves vascular and lymphatic circulation to the head and neck areas increasing the flow of oxygen, and nutrients to the cell and tissues.

  2. Aids in the removal of waste and toxins from the head and neck areas.

  3. Increases blood flow and nutrient supply, to improve the condition of the hair and scalp (with additional nourishment to the skin and hair if oils are used).

  4. Improves facial skin tone and complexion, enhancing the health and nourishment of the skin.

  5. Relieves accumulated tension and restores flexibility to tight, sore muscles.

  6. Improves lymphatic drainage from the head and neck, aiding in the removal of wastes and toxins.

  7. Slows and regulates respiration, promoting deeper and easier breathing.

  8. Increases joint mobility and range movement.

  9. Helps relieve tension related conditions such as headaches, migraine and insomnia.

  10. Revitalises the body and boosts its energy levels.

Psychological benefits and effects

  1. Reduces mental stress and promotes better sleep by decreasing sympathetic nervous system activity.

  2. Induces mental relaxation and calms a bad temper.

  3. Provides a relaxed state of mental alertness by activating the parasympathetic nervous system.

  4. Reduces anxiety and generates a feeling of confidence and well being.

  5. Improves concentration and enhances capability for calm thinking.

  6. Improves ability to monitor stress and respond appropriately.

  7. Enhances self-image and self-worth.

  8. Increases awareness of body-mind connection.

  9. Lifts mental fatigue.