Indian Head Massage - Introduction.
Head massage has been practiced by Indian women for over 1000 years. It was originally developed to keep their hair strong and in beautiful condition. The traditional massage was restricted to the hair and scalp. Massaging the scalp stimulates the flow of blood to the hair follicles, which in turn increases the supply of nutrients to the follicles to promote strong hair growth. In addition various oils were used to improve the condition of the hair.
The benefits of head massage are not restricted to women. Men’s barbers practice head massage as part of the service. It is common in India nowadays to go to the barber for a haircut and have a head massage thrown in.
Indian Head Massage Treatment and Benefits
Indian Head Massage as practiced in the west is not just a massage of the head. A full treatment works on the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms, face and ears. Indian Head Massage is non-invasive as people remain fully clothed and are seated in a chair. This means that it can be carried out almost anywhere as the only piece of equipment required is a suitable chair. This (along with the benefits below) mean that this can also be an excellent treatment to be carried out in the workplace. Some of the benefits of Indian Head Massage are - Stress relief and reduced muscle tension, increased feeling of alertness and increase in clearer thought, increased energy levels, general sense of well-being and improved sleep patterns. . The benefits of Indian Head Massage are maximised if the client receive regular sessions.