Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is a deeply relaxing massage of the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp, face and ears, which can be a powerful preventive medicine in today’s stressful lifestyle. It can help the physical side-effects of stress, such as:
- tension headaches
- sinus problems
- tight jaw
- eye strain
- stiff muscles
Some people also report feeling more energised and alert after a treatment.
Indian Head Massage is performed either through the clients’ clothing, or by using a massage medium for the back, neck and shoulders. Oil can be used on the scalp if requested.
Indian Head Massage is a part of the traditional Ayurvedic (Indian) medical system, and has long been an integral part of Indian life. Men would often receive a head massage as part of their grooming at the barbers and women would routinely rub warm, richly scented oils into each other’s hair and scalp as a part of a normal beauty routine.
The technique offered in spas throughout the world today is due to the efforts of Indian osteopath and massage therapist, Narendra Mehta. He brought the technique to the West in the 1970s following a growing frustration that most massage techniques in the West, including full body massage, did not include the neck and shoulders.