Massage is the oldest form of medicine known to humans and has been practiced for thousands of years. The art of Indian Head Massage originated from Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine. This word can be translated as the “science of life” or “knowledge of life”. The Ayurvedic approach to health is the balance of body, mind and spirit and the promotion of long life.
An Indian Head Massage is a form of relaxation massage that focuses on the face, head, neck, shoulders, upper back and upper arms which are important energy centers within the body. This form of massage is very relaxing and has a balancing effect. It helps to release stress and tension, creating a sense of peace and well-being. This type of massage is done over the clothing in a seated position.
What are the benefits?
Promotes general relaxation
Improved blood circulation increasing oxygen supply to the brain
Calms, revitalizes and uplifts the spirit
Can create a more balanced state of being, balancing of the Chakras
Relaxes taut and uncomfortable muscles, eases stiffness, breaks own knots and nodules
Stimulates blood circulation and drains away accumulated toxins Increased joint mobility
Improved lymphatic drainage which helps in the removal of waste products and toxins helping the immune system
Can give your hair a healthy lustrous shine and improve skin condition
Encourages deeper breathing and deep relaxation; triggers the release of “feel good” chemicals called endorphins creating an almost euphoric sensation of contentment and happiness
Promotion of hair growth
Helps to relieve mental tiredness, stress and depression resulting in greater mental alertness, concentration and clearer thinking.
Can also help relieve eye-strain, tension headaches, migraines, earaches, Tinnitus (ringing in the ear), jaw ache, sinusitis congestion,insomnia, and disturbed sleep
What can you expect?
You will be comfortably seated in chair, fully clothed, in a relaxing atmosphere. Your certified Indian Head Massage practitioner will massage your scalp, neck, face, shoulders, upper back and upper arms. Usually there are no oils used in this relaxing massage unless you wish to receive an oil treatment which is done at the end of the massage.
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