Indian head massage is a form of holistic therapy massage that involves massaging not just the head but also the upper back and arms, shoulders, neck area, scalp and face.

Indian head massage is a technique of manipulating soft tissues in the shoulders, upper back and scalp. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head and neck area. A typical massage lasts about 20 – 30 minutes and you are seated.

The combination of techniques used:

•    aids the circulatory, muscular and nervous systems
•    stimulates arterial circulation, and increases venous and lymphatic flow
•    helps reduce stress and can induce a feeling of euphoria
•    frees knots of muscular tension and relaxes connective tissue
•    stimulates the skin and underlying nerve endings
•    can aid in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products

Indian head massage is particularly effective in addressing the effects of stress.


by Allison Moore

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