The history of the Indian head massage
The Indian head massage has its origins in India, as the name would suggest. From birth until the age of 3, children in India typically receive a massage every day, to ensure that their skin remains supple and hydrated, keeping them in good health. Though the frequency reduces as the child gets older, they continue to have massages several times per week after age 3. Therefore, it's no surprise that well-developed massage techniques have been passed on from this culture into mainstream therapy.
These techniques are applied in the Indian head massage treatment, which has been proven to have positive effects on physical and emotional health and well-being. At Oasis Beauty Salon, we offer this treatment for just £30.
What does an Indian head massage involve?
As this is a head massage, you are typically positioned comfortably in a chair. As the therapist will often extend to the shoulders or arms, you will be covered with towels or a robe, in order to preserve your modesty.
The therapist will employ a variety of different techniques and movements, including pressure and kneading, across the shoulders, neck and head area, whilst applying gentle movements across key pressure points. All of this is intended to ease out tension and pressure, whilst encouraging nourishing blood flow to the areas, which will help to relieve aches and pains, and improve complexion.
Benefits of an Indian head massage
During an Indian head massage, special techniques are used by the therapist to ease pressure in key pressure points, relaxing soft tissue and increasing the flow of oxygenated blood to the head. This can help to resolve health issues, including migraines and headaches, whilst also working to reduce negative emotional symptoms such as stress.
These massages can also offer a release from everyday tension and painful health conditions, whilst helping to boost natural energy levels and increase relaxation. A short session can help to reset negative emotions and help you to get on with your daily routine.
After your treatment
After an Indian head massage, some people can feel fatigue or dizziness for a short while, as well as some degree of muscle weakness. There may also be an elevated need to use the bathroom, whilst the body flushes out waste and detoxifies itself. These are all entirely normal side-effects and positive indicators of the relaxation induced by the massage.
If you do experience any of these side effects, they will only be temporary, not usually lasting any longer than several hours. This should then lead onto a period of elevated energy levels and alertness.
Due to the special oils involved in the massage, it can leave the hair prone to becoming greasy more easily for the rest of the day, though this will subside after bathing.
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