Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage was originally developed as a grooming technique by women who used it to strengthen and improve the fullness of their hair. This was achieved by stimulating the pressure points on the scalp. It was particularly popular with women of fashion who wanted to enhance their appearance and the technique became part of everyday life and was practiced on young and old. It eventually became a tradition that was handed down through the generations. It offers great benefits for the hair and scalp, apart from strengthening the hair and promoting growth, it is also said to help slow the greying process.

In 1973 the Indian Head Massage treatment was extended by Narenda Mehta to include not just the head, but the face, neck, shoulders upper back and arms.  By focusing on these areas, which tend to hold stress and tension, this gentle form of massage can now offer a far greater range of physical and mental benefits.

The Treatment

Traditionally, Indian Head Massage is performed with the client seated in a chair and remaining fully clothed. We offer treatments using our seated massage chair whereby the client can choose to remain fully clothed or their torso be draped with a towel - which will then allow for oils to be used. Alternatively, we also offer a version of Indian Head Massage for clients who wish to lie down on our therapy couch. This method uses oil for the treatment. If you would prefer to have your treatment on a therapy couch rather than our massage chair, please let us know at the time of booking. The Indian Head Massage treatment (both methods) includes working the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, head, face and scalp.

Treatment Benefits

  • Benefits headaches, eye strain and sinus problems
  • Release of anxiety, tiredness and depression
  • Improves sleep
  • Improves alertness and concentration
  • Is calming, comforting and promotes a feeling of well-being
  • Improves skin and hair condition
  • Relieves muscular tension
  • Helps to improve muscle tone
  • Improves respiration by deeper breathing
  • Good for stress and stress related conditions
  • Helps circulation problems
  • Improves joint mobility in neck and shoulders
  • Increases energy levels
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Strong, healthy, shiny hair
  • Improved lymphatic drainage
  • Improves blood flow to the brain, thus improving concentration levels
  • Can induce a feeling of euphoria
  • Aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products

Before and After your Treatment

Here is some guidance on what to do to prepare for your treatment along with what you can expect after the treatment too

  • Try to avoid eating a large meal at least 1 hour before your treatment. Please also refrain from consuming alcohol or using other substances before any treatment or therapy.
  • Arrive on time. This insures that you don’t arrive flustered and stressed. It also means that you will get the most out of your treatment. We ask all clients to arrive 10-15 minutes before their treatment is due to begin.
  • Talk to your therapist. If you are concerned or anxious about anything to do with your treatment let us know. We want to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed.
  • We ask our clients to ensure they arrive clean and ready for their treatment. If you are coming straight from work or the gym, please let us know and we can arrange for the use of our shower facilities before the treatment. (A surcharge will apply).
  • All new clients will need to complete a full medical and lifestyle questionnaire before their treatment. All existing clients will need to complete a treatment record card before any subsequent treatments. This is to ensure we can provide you with the best possible care and to comply with our insurance policies.
  • Please wear loose comfortable clothing and appropriate underwear. For any spa treatments, a robe will be provided for your comfort.

Everyone client has to complete a medical and lifestyle questionaire on their first visit - we ask you to arrive early (approximately 20 minutes) to allow you time to complete this in our relaxation area. On every subsequent visit you will be asked to confirm that none of the details have changed. This is primarily for your protection and to ensure we are aware of any contra-indications before providing tretment. It is also a requirment of our insurers.

  • Drink plenty of water to help flush out toxins; massage aids the removal of toxins from the body
  • Coffee, tea and cola should be avoided as they contain caffeine. Aim to drink two glasses of water after each drink of tea or coffee if not. Or try to drink herbal infusions in place of tea or coffee
  • Avoid any headache tablets as these too contain caffeine
  • Avoid eating a heavy meal. Eat a light and natural diet, as refined and processed foods add to the toxicity levels within the body and hinder the natural healing process
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for the next 24 hours. Alcohol and smoking are counter-productive as they increase the levels of toxins in the body.

Healing Crisis

Some people may experience the following after treatment:

  • Feelings of tiredness or fatigue
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Headache
  • Heightened emotional state - feeling a little emotional, perhaps even tearful
  • Changes in bowel movements/urine
  • Excess perspiration
  • Flu-like symptoms

These effects are only be temporary and should subside within 24-48 hours.

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Treatment Options

All initial treatments will include a 20 minute consultation that will be carried out before you have your treatment.

60 Minutes