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Indian head massage is based on the ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. It has historically been part of Indian family culture providing relaxation and healing on a daily basis, as well as playing a part in rituals such as weddings and births, as well as everyday events like a trip to the barber.

The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, mus...cles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders.

During this treatment you will remain clothed, although it is useful to have access to your shoulders and upper back so I ask clients to wear a vest top which can be pushed down your shoulders. A range of movements are used including deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition I also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. The session will usually last from twenty to thirty-five minutes and I suggest taking it easy for the rest of day, if you can.

Indian head massage is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate.

This treatment helps to increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, frees knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products. It is particularly good for reducing the effects of stress and tension.

Although rare, following a treatment some clients can experience tiredness, dizziness, an increased desire to urinate (as the body eliminates toxins and waste materials) or aching muscles. All of these side effects usually last for no more than a few hours, after which clients generally experience increased energy and alertness. Indian head massage should be avoided if you have had recent surgery, or a head or neck injury; a history of thrombosis or embolism; spondylitis or spondylosis.

You can make your appointment for a relaxing Indian head massage treatment here.

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