Indian head massage
Indian head massage has been practiced for thousands of years and has it roots in the ayurvedic tradition. It aims to promote healthy hair, provide immediate relief for tense muscles and induce a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing. It is thought that receiving Indian head massage can help to
- release muscle tension
- improve circulation to the skin, scalp and hair
- ease mental tension and tiredness
- aid better sleep and reduce insomnia
- improve concentration
- relieve tension headaches
- provide relief from mental and emotional stress
Traditionally in India these skills were handed down through the generations; with grandmothers massaging mothers and mothers massaging children. For men in India head massage can be included in a trip to the barbers.
What to expect at a treatment
Before the treatment there will be a short consultation to find out exactly how I can tailor the treatment to your requirements. Typically a massage starts with you in a seated position while I massage the soft tissues of the upper back, shoulders and arms before moving to the head and scalp. You will then transfer to a lying position, for greater comfort and relaxation, while I continue to massage the neck and facial muscles.
Although I would recommend the use of oils for Indian head massage I do offer a dry massage option, without the use of oils, if you prefer. I have a range of scented ayurvedic oils as well as unscented that you can choose from.
Each massage lasts 45 minutes. I am based at Hot Lotus Wellbeing Hub, at Pear Mill in Stockport, with appointments available on Friday afternoons from the 11th January 2019. Other times and venues are available by arrangement.
45 minute Indian head massage £35