AILEEN PALMER HOLISTIC THERAPY
Indian Head Massage
WHAT IS INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian Head Massage is a treatment based on the ancient Indian healing system called Ayurveda. Usually performed in a seated position the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck, face and scalp, are massaged using a specific sequence of massage movements and techniques. The purpose is to manipulate energy channels called Chakras and to clear blockages in these Chakras. When the energy does not flow properly, negative energy builds up causing common ailments, including headache and migraines, sinusitis, stress and tension, aches and pains and hair loss. Indian Head Massage is suitable for all ages including children.
HISTORY OF INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian Head Massage is part of the Ayurvedic system. Ayurveda, the “Science of Life” is an ancient Indian medical system, believed by many to be the oldest medical system in the world. It emphasizes the uniqueness of the individual, aiming to restore balance and inner harmony to mind, body and spirit, improving health and prolonging life. Ayurveda recommends the use of massage, mainly to improve blood circulation and expel toxins from the body. Indian women traditionally practiced head massage as part of their grooming, initially limiting it to the head and hair, with the objective of keeping hair in beautiful condition. From birth daily massage is performed for good health. Barbers also practiced, combining haircuts with “champi” (head massage). The tradition was brought to the west by Narendra Mehta, a blind therapist who grew up in India and trained in England as a physiotherapist in the 1970s. Disappointed that massage in England did not extend to the head, he formalized techniques for head massage to include the neck, shoulders and upper arms as well as the head, combining massage with Ayurvedic elements of energy points or charkas, creating a therapy he called Indian Champissage. It is based on acupressure massage, and its benefits are felt throughout the body.
BENEFITS OF INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian Head Massage is excellent for treating both physical and mental ailments
Promotes natural relaxation
- Restores energy to the body
- Relieves headaches, migraines and mental tension
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Improves blood pressure and circulation
- Increases oxygen levels - promoting toxin and waste elimination
- Increases lymphatic circulation – removal of excess fluids, helps with infection
- Releases endorphin - promotes feelings of wellbeing
- Reducing tension increases joint and muscle mobility and flexibility
- Improves sleep, focus and mental clarity
- Improves sinus issues
- Improves hair and scalp conditions
AN INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE TREATMENT
I perform the Indian Head Massage over your clothes and generally in a seated position. I massage your back, shoulders, arms, neck and head using a specific sequence of massage movements and techniques. It is fantastic for releasing tension and treating stress quickly as it works on the areas of the body most affected by tension - the shoulders, upper back, neck and head. Finishing the treatment with Reiki Energy Healing.
60 Min Indian Head Massage - €50