Duration: 45 mins
Cost: €50 

headnewIndian Head Massage has its roots in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical system, now believed to be the oldest in the world. It goes beyond healing, placing emphasis on balance and uniqueness of the individual and aims to restore wholeness and harmony to the mind, body and spirit of the person, thus improving their health.

On a physical level it has excellent effects such as boosting the immune system, improving muscle tone, helps relieve stiffness in the neck and shoulders and relieves headaches and migraines which are often brought on as a result of stress. The sebaceous glands are stimulated; this increases the production of sebum, and will improve the condition of the skin and hair and is excellent for dry scalps.

What happens during a treatment?

It begins with massage of the upper back which includes effleurage, petrissage and wringing strokes. Then the shoulders and upper arms are worked, this is followed by the head massage which includes pressure points which are deeply relaxing and great at releasing tension in the body.

Massage of the chest , face and neck is then done. Pressure points are also worked on the head and face. This can give great relief for sinus issues or chronic headaches. An essential oil blend can also be used if desired which aids the relaxation process,  €10, also includes some for home use.

Clients quite often almost fall asleep or enter deep relaxation during treatment. This is as a result of the mind slowing down and the deeply therapeutic effect of the massage.

For optimum results and if stress has built up over a long period, a series of treatments would be advised, followed by a maintenance treatment once a month.

Additional 15 min add on to treatment : Reiki or Reflexology  €10