Close-up of a young woman getting spa treatment.Indian Head Massage originates from the continent of India where it has always played an important part in everyday life.  The therapy evolved from Ayurveda, an ancient method involving natural therapies, taking account of mind, body & spirit.  Indian Head Massage as practised in the west is a mixture of traditional Indian and western massage techniques.  When the body is subject to stress and illness, the skin and hair are often affected resulting in dryness and sometimes loss of hair.  With tension, the scalp becomes tight, restricting the flow of nutrients to the hair that promote healthy hair growth.

Indian head massage works on the physical, physiological, psychological and subtle levels and the techniques used represent a de-stressing programme for the whole body.  Through physical working on the back, neck, shoulders and scalp, many positive physical effects are achieved.  The use of oils is optional in Indian Head Massage but can be used on the upper body and scalp.

Benefits

• Improves blood flow to the head & neck to encourage healing
• Aids removal of deal skin cells from the skin and scalp
• Improves lymphatic drainage to the head and neck, thus helping to eliminate waste materials from the body
• Scalp massage boosts the blood supply to the scalp, increasing the amount of nourishment and oxygen reaching the hair, thereby promoting hair growth
• Relieves eyestrain and headaches and is effective for tinnitus, jaw ache, sinusitis, congestion and insomnia – works well for office workers who use computers
• Helps to release endorphins which help to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression
• Helps clearer thinking by increasing alertness and concentration

What the Treatment Involves

An Indian Head Massage last between 45 minutes – 1 hour.  During the treatment you will be invited to relax in a low backed chair as it is mainly the upper back, shoulders, neck, arms, head & face that are worked on.  You can remain fully clothed if no oils are used or remove upper clothing and have a large towel wrapped around you if oils are preferred.  Relaxing music is played to enhance the experience.