Indian Head Massage originated from a system of holistic care known as Ayurveda (circa 1800BC) relying on the philosophy that massage forms part of an essential routine to promote balanced health and wellbeing. The treatment, undertaken in a seated position, includes massage to upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, face and scalp.
The various movements and changes in pressure and friction help to increase circulation, aid relaxation, promote lymphatic drainage, reduce aches and strains, loosen stiff and tired muscles, stimulate fresh supplies of oxygen.
The benefits of Indian Head Massage are summarised here as:
relieves stress and tension,
improves joint mobility,
relieves headaches, migraine, insomnia,
increases levels of concentration,
stimulates scalp, reducing scalp tension or hair loss.
For a short introduction to Indian Head Massage please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj9S1oqyvWk