The Art of Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is said to be both a science and a skill. It offers many benefits such as keeping hair strong, lustrous and healthy and relief for conditions such as for example tension and migraines, insomnia and disturbed sleep, stress and related illnesses and tense back, shoulder and neck muscles. Indian head massage is a wonderfully relaxing therapy which leaves you feeling peaceful, calm, refreshed and rejuvenated restoring natural harmony and balance to mind, body and spirit.

What’s Indian Head Massage and where did it come from? Indian head massage is really a combination of massage strokes and techniques which will change from therapist to therapist, hence the reference to it being both a science and an art. Each stroke or touch affects the mind, body and spirit for some reason and balanced with how the stroke or touch is applied creates the art. Every therapist provides their very own energy to it.

Indian head massage originates from the Vedic wisdom of Ayurveda; the ancient system of healing which started in India thousands of years back. Traditionally, in India, a head massage is given from birth using oil. Along with increasing circulation the gentle touch of a mother massaging her baby is both soothing and comforting. Their energy will intertwine; resonate.

Most people are acquainted with the ‘soft spot’ located near the top of a baby’s head. Known as the fontanelle this membrane covered opening is the space between your two bones of the skull which do not fully join before infant is just about 9 months old. In this first stage of a baby’s life due to fontanelle, head massage with nourishing oils can directly affect the nervous system, which benefits the development and functioning of both brain and the eyesight. Indian mothers may also often place an oil soaked little bit of cotton on their baby’s check out provide as much nourishment to their brain as possible. Traditionally sesame, mustard, coconut, almond and olive oils were used. In today’s day therapists utilise the healing properties of essential oils which bring a great many other benefits to the head massage treatment.

Around 80% of the populace of India reside in small rural villages where the tradition of Indian head massage is very much a part of everyday life. Head massage is an enjoyable family and social activity and its own skilful art is passed down from generation to generation. It is not just limited to family life and even in India barbers used to provide ‘champi’ this means head massage in addition to a hair cut. Interestingly the English term ‘shampoo’ derives from the Hindu term ‘champi’.

What are the other benefits of Indian Head Massage?

Regular Indian Head Massage Treatment will:-

fortify the central nervous system and assist all the systems of the body restore and renew themselves;
increase energy levels;
provide relief from tension and migraine headaches;
lower blood pressure;
produce immediate feelings of peace, relaxation and calm;
provide rest from stress, anxiety, depression and other stress related conditions;
increase oxygen and glucose supplies to the mind leading to optimum brain functioning and higher levels of clarity and concentration;
increase blood flow leading to dissolution of accumulated toxins in the body;
provide immediate relief to aching, stiff and tense deep and superficial muscles located in the upper back, shoulder and neck areas;
enable energy cleansing and balancing of specific marmas (pressure points) located in the head;
stimulate the three major head chakras assisting to restore and balance mind, body and spirit;
promote hair regrowth and hair lustre;
reduce premature balding and greying;
promote calm and relaxed sleep encouraging an all natural sleep pattern;
maintain electro-chemical balance which provides rejuvenation and longevity;
raise the secretion of hormones essential for the growth and development of the brain
The stresses and strains that our modern day living puts on us means there is little time for complete relaxation. Many people don’t allow themselves enough time or space to rejuvenate also to restore the natural and harmonious balance that’s essential for a wholesome mind, body and spirit.

A shocking 75% of most visits to the GP are stress related and ailments such as for example digestive disorders (IBS, diarrhoea, constipation), ulcers, insomnia, raised blood pressure, mood swings, hypochondria, disturbed sleep, lack of appetite and headaches to mention but a few can all be related to stress.

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