Duration: 50 mins
Cost: €50 including essential oils.
Indian 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?
The client sits on a chair for most of the 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.
The client then moves to the plinth where massage of the chest , face and neck is 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.
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.