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What Is Indian Head Massage?

Get ready to try an Indian Head Massage!

This form of massage has been used in India dating back 5000 years ago. The women in India massaged their families heads daily as a way to ensure mental stability and well-being. Barbers would give a invigorating "champi" meaning "head massage" to restore and refresh the scalp.

When muscles are tight around the head, neck and shoulders the flow of blood is constricted which may result in eyestrain, headaches, migraines and early graying of the hair due to lack of nutrients. Through massage tense muscles are released, soothed and loosened which helps with regain hair and skin health, improve concentration and release stress and tension. Pressure on the marma points (vital energy centers) of the upper back, shoulders, neck, face and head help to move stagnant energy and restore flow through the meridian lines (energy channels) of the body. When used with the appropriate herbs and essential oils it is a modality that enhances the body's innate wisdom of healing. It's very soothing, relaxing and rejuvenating all at the same time.

When you come for an Indian Head Massage expect to sit in a regular chair or a massage chair. You will need to remove clothing from the waist up (I provide a spa wrap for the ladies to wear), remove all your jewelry and bring a hat to wear home. There are three parts to the massage. We start by relieving tension in the neck, upper back and arms. We then move on to the head. For those of you who love going to the hairdresser or barber for the soothing head massage you will enjoy this portion of the massage. I deliver a much longer massage combined with stimulation of specific marma points on the head. It's a very relaxing experience! Finally we move on to the face massage working tension out of the temples, jaw and around the eyes.

Indian Head Massage if done properly, massages the entire body. Massaging the head calms the entire nervous system thus relieving tension and rebalancing the body from head to toe. This practice helps to relieve insomnia, headaches and stress disorders while boosting the immune system. Indian Head Massage blissfully relaxes and balances mind, body and spirit.

Book an appointment with me today to try it out for yourself.

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