Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is a very effective therapy which has been around for thousand of years. It involves massaging the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, face and scalp. The client remains seated in an upright position.
It often brings immediate relief to those areas massaged. Massage is part of daily life in India and is recognised as way of maintaining health and well being. The upper Chakras are worked on as it is believed if our head feels good, we feel good. Head massage helps relieve stress related problems including headaches, eyestrain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders. By relaxing the muscles of the head area, blood flow is improved, toxins are removed, joint mobility is restored and relief can be achieved from disorders such as earache, eye strain, Tinnitus, Sinusitis and congestion, tension headaches, migraine and Insomnia.
This is done while the client is lying down and involves massage techniques to the scalp and neck area. No oil is used on the scalp.
Contraindications to the treatment:
Fever, high temperature
Acute infectious diseases
Localised infection to the skin or scalp
Thrombosis or Embolism
HIV Clients (if suffering from an illness relating to a compromised immune system)
High/Low blood pressure, unmedicated
Recent scar tissue
Lumps, swellings or inflammation
Open cuts or abrasions
Pregnancy, within the first 3 months or if there is a history of miscarriage or complications