Head Massage has been practised in India for centuries and it is only fairly recently (within the last 50 years) that we have been able to enjoy its benefits here but, as with so many other complementary therapies, it is rapidly becoming well known and more widespread.
The fact that Indian Head Massage (IHM) can be given to a person fully clothed whilst sitting in a chair means that it is quite easy to give in many situations. IHM is one of the few complementary therapies that is perfect for taking into the workplace where it can provide wonderful relief for staff - particularly those who sit at computers all day.
In a more therapeutic setting, oils can be used if desired, which may enhance the treatment.
What are the acknowledged benefits of Indian Head Massage?
Stress reliefDeep relaxationSinus problemsStimulatingHeadache & migraine reliefNeck & shoulder relaxation - helps relieve the muscular stresses often held in these areasImproves circulation to the scalp and thus helps the health of the hair
The massage to the head has a powerful effect on the nervous system which helps to balance all body systems.
Can anyone have Indian Head Massage?
There are certain times when it may be inadvisable to have an IHM treatment which include the following: Recent head/neck injuries including whiplash, very high or very low blood pressure, thrombosis or an embolism.
If you are thinking about having a treatment and worried that it may not be suitable for you, for any reason, please feel free to ring and discuss your personal concerns.