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Indian Head Massage


Indian Head Massage has been practised in India for over 1000 years. Traditionally the techniques were focused to the head and hair, to improve scalp and hair condition of Indian women. Meridian lines are focused on which are used in many natural therapies with acupuncture being perhaps the best known. Meridian lines carry energy throughout the body.

Indian Head Massage is a safe and a therapeutic treatment that can be performed either in the clinic or the workplace. Treatment can provide instant relief from tension and stress symptoms and induce a state of calm, peace and tranquillity and also promote high levels of alertness and concentration. Energy centres in the shoulder, upper back, neck, upper arms and face regions are targeting to benefit the whole body. Because the treatment is non-invasive, it may be undertaken anywhere.

The treatment involves massage to the upper back, shoulders, neck, upper arms and face.  The massage work on significant areas of the body, mainly on the neck and shoulders to focus on the energy pathways. The Indian head massage is based upon the Ayurvedic healing system using the upper Chakras. In China the physician is only paid as long as the patient is well, therefore the doctors primary job is ensure a person maintains their health by keeping their meridian lines balances. If the patient becomes ill they will not have to pay their physician. This contract the westerns medicine where the doctors wait for the illness to appear before intervening with a person’s health.  

This simple yet effective therapy uses a variety of techniques to manipulate soft tissue. It is performed with the client in a seated position, usually through light clothing and without the use of oils. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head, neck, and upper back and shoulder area. A typical massage will last between 15 and 20 minutes. Gentle effleurage movements help to increase the circulation, and relax the client by soothing the nerve endings in the skin. Lymph drainage is also stimulated. (The lymphatic system contains immune cells called lymphocytes, which protect the body against antigens – viruses.) Effleurage is also beneficial and soothing to the tired and tense muscles. Friction movements using the thumbs, fingers and hands encourages the waste removal from tissues and encourages a fresh supply of oxygen.


Helps to disperse toxins from tense muscles with adhesions (known as knots)

Provides relief from disorders such as earache, eye strain, tinnitus, aching jaws from clenching or grinding teeth, tension headaches, migrane, insomnia, sinusitis and congestion.

Massage can improve blood flow to the head and neck, which increases the distribution of nutrients to encourage healing throughout the body.

The main benefit is a reduction of tense muscles. Squeezing and the rolling performed helps to generate heat in the area being massaged to loosen stiff muscles. Plucking, hair squeezes stimulates the nerve endings and also increases the circulation, aiding concentration, and helping to improve the muscle tone.

Physical benefits:

Improves the conditions of the hair and loosens the scalp, (provides relief from hair disorders associated with stress: hair loss, alopecia, dandruff, scalp tension

Improves joint mobility

Provides relief from chronic neck and shoulder pain (associated with incorrect posture)

Increases oxygen uptake and improves circulation  in the congested tissues and muscles

Mental benefits

Clears the perspective

Enhances energy, positivity, lifts the feelings of depression

Eases mental tiredness, encourages clarity and increased concentration.

Helps to reduce stress and anxiety

Provides a sense of calm, tranquil and peaceful feeling