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PostSubject: About Indian Head Massage   Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:34 pm

Indian head massage

The history of Indian head massage.

The art of Indian Head Massage is based on the ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda, which has been practised as a family tradition within India for thousands of years.

The early Ayurvedic texts, dating back nearly 4,000 years, feature massage and the principles of holistic treatment, in that health results from harmony within one's self. The Ayur-Veda, a sacred book among Hindus, written about 1800 BC, included massage amongst its Ayurvedic principles. The Hindus used techniques preserved in the Sanskrit texts, 2,500 years ago, which detail the underlying principles of Ayurveda in maintaining balance in the body.

Despite being in existence on the Indian sub-continent for thousands of years, Indian Head Massage has only recently started to gain popularity in the west. Techniques practised today have evolved from traditional rituals of Indian family hair massage and grooming to include other parts of the body vulnerable to stress, such as the shoulders, upper arms neck and face.

It is important to realise that there is an integral relationship between the head, neck shoulders and upper arms and by incorporating these parts the treatment becomes more of a stress management treatment rather than a treatment to stimulate the head and improve the hair growth and condition.

Indian Head Massage has therefore become a primary form of stress management treatment in the Western world.

What is Indian head massage?

Indian Head Massage can be adapted and varied to suit different physical characteristics of the client, such as their body size, muscle tone, age and hair characteristics. The massage can be done over clothes and done without oils or without clothes and oils will be used. The treatment lasts 20 mins

Indian Head Massage is suitable for people of all ages as well as children and can be used for the treatment of conditions such as:


Tension headaches
Eyestrain & eye problems
Tinnitus and other ear problems
Insomnia
Neck and shoulder stiffness
Sinusitis and congestion
Hair loss & thinning
Scalp tension
Mental tiredness, anxiety and stress

Benefits of Indian head massage

· Improved circulation & lymphatic drainage to head, neck, shoulders, scalp and face
· Relaxation of the muscles of the head, neck & shoulder area
· Reduced spasms, restrictions and adhesions in the muscle fibres
· Decreased inflammation in the tissues
· Reduced stress and anxiety
· Relief from headaches & migraines
· Improvement in concentration & memory
· Alleviation of eye strain
· Lowers blood pressure
· Help promote sleep
· Healthy hair & skin
· Stimulation of hair growth
· Confidence & improved self-esteem

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