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