What is the purpose of Indian head massage?

By: Maria Murchie, RMT, Oct 17, 2018
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Maria Murchie RMT, Hamilton Massage therapy

What are the benefits?

Indian head massage originated in India nearly 4,000 years ago. The purpose of Indian head massage is to release the stress found in the tissues, muscles, and joints of the head, face, neck, and shoulders. Patients undergo an Indian head massage to relieve stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraines, sinusitis, premature graying and even premature hair loss.

Indian head massage involves a variety of techniques; they include deep kneading and compression of the neck, shoulder and scalp areas as well as gentle stimulation and stroking of pressure points on the face. The treatment concludes with some energy work to ensure the patient leaves well balanced.

Benefits of Indian Head Massage

An Indian head massage will:

  • Increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders
  • Improve blood circulation and lymphatic flow
  • Free knots of muscular tension
  • Relax connective tissue
  • Help eliminate accumulated toxins and waste products

Maria Murchie, RMT, resident of Hamilton, Ontario, always knew she wanted to be in the health field, however at a young age she learned that she had a blood phobia, so she was forced to rethink her nursing career. Massage seemed to be a hemoglobin free alternative and it has been for the last 6 years.
 
A graduate of the Canadian Therapeutic College 2004, and a member of the Canadian Massage Therapists of Ontario since 2005, Maria enjoys finding new therapies and new places to travel, to become more educated in the massage therapy field. Just recently Maria travelled to St. Petersburg, Florida to educate herself on the BAMBOO FUSION massage, and is excited to bring this latest therapy to her clients in Canada.