‘My first Indian Head massage and what a treat! At the end of the treatment felt so relaxed and rejuvenated. Can not wait to try other treatments, thank you so much!’
‘Thank you Paola, the massage was wonderful, I have never felt so relaxed before!’
‘Thank you Paola, it was amazing! My shoulders feel so much lighter already, and I am so relaxed! I slept so much better after the massage! look forward to many more massages with you.’
What is Indian Head Massage?
Indian Head Massage is a very effective therapy which has been practiced in India for thousands of years.
The treatment involves massage of the upper back and shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and face, with the client fully clothed sitting on a chair.
This massage releases the stress and the tension that accumulates in the muscles, joints and tissues of the head, neck and shoulders, providing immediate relief.
This massage can be extremely beneficial to most people. The experience is deeply calming and relaxing, and clients report that after the treatment they feel relaxed but also energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate.
What happens during an Indian Head Massage session?
During an Indian Head Massage session, the client sits on a chair, fully clothed.
Relaxing music will be played and you get to enjoy a number of very relaxing and releasing sensations, while the therapist uses a range of different movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas, as well as gentle stimulation of the pressure points on the face.
As it is beneficial to work on the skin of the upper back and shoulders, you will be asked to wear a vest, and if you have long hair, to bring a hair band for easy access to the shoulders and neck during the first part of the massage.
The session will last about 50 minutes, after which you will have a chance to sit quietly for a few minutes to fully fell and integrate the benefits of the massage.
What are the benefits of an Indian Head Massage?
During an Indian head Massage tensions in the muscles, tissues and joints of the head and shoulders are eased and fibrous knots and nodules melt away; oxygenated blood is brought into the neck and head area, therefore improving the efficiency of the circulatory and lymphatic systems; toxins are dispersed from tense muscles and flexibility and fluidity of movement is restored.
In addition, the massage restores and re-balances the flow of energy in the body, by releasing stagnant energy and boosting available energy on all levels.
What is Indian Head Massage particularly indicated for?
Indian Head massage is particularly beneficial for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, mental tiredness, anxiety, depression as well as insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis.
It also provides relief from disorders such as earache, eye strain, aching jaws associated with clenching or grinding teeth, and from hair disorders associated with stress; hair loss, alopecia, dandruff, psoriasis and scalp tension.
Indian Head Massage is beneficial to everyone as a way to relax, de-stress, detox and feel more centered and energized.
Are there side effects and when should Indian Head Massage be avoided?
After a treatment some clients can experience tiredness, dizziness, an increased desire to urinate (as the body eliminates toxins and waste materials) or aching muscles. All of these side effects are due to the release of toxins from tense tissues, and usually last for no more than a few hours, after which clients generally experience increased energy and a deep sense of well being.
Indian head massage should be avoided after a recent surgery, or a head or neck injury, or if you have a history of thrombosis or embolism. If you have high or low blood pressure, diabetes, any kind of heart condition, cancer or osteoporosis, talk to your doctor before arranging a treatment. Always make sure that you avoid alcohol for at least five hours before the treatment.
How much is an Indian Head Massage done and how long does it last?
You can choose between:
– a 30 minutes treatment for £40
– a 60 minutes treatment for £70
Where and when can I have an Indian Head Massage done?
You can have it in Oxford or in Reading at the Yoga Room in Camberley, Blackwater.
You can have it during weekdays but also during the evening or at weekends if you work during the week.
I also offer Indian Head Massage treatments in the Workplace.