INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
The Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic practice used in India for 1,000 years, usually by mothers on their daughters. It is part of the practice of medicine called Ayurveda, which aims to promote long life and balance the body’s energies. It was often used with spices and herbs that would promote good health and skin. Traditionally, the Indian head massage was used at weddings and births. Today, many babies still receive the massage to keep them in good health.
Indian head massage is a treatment that focuses on massaging acupressure points along the head, neck, and shoulders, often using circular massage strokes to improve hair and scalp condition.
It originates from an Indian alternative medicine system called Ayurveda, (translated as the ‘science of life’), whereby it is believed that the mind and body are intricately connected and thus can influence one another. Through this theory, it is understood that Indian head massage may not only reduce headaches and improve physical well-being, but it may also improve mental and emotional wellness too.
Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic practice that has been used in India for over 5000 years, and requires no oils or equipment, making it a very accessible treatment, perfect for newcomers to massage. It is usually done while seated and through light clothing.