Holistic Massage – Indian Head Massage

February 21, 2009 by  
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Indian head massage is a holistic approach that helps tension and stress relief which helps one to relax and have clear head. The origin of this holistic massage technique is the Indian sub continent where women used massage oils on their heads to keep scalp healthy and strengthen hair.

This holistic massage is not only for the head but also includes neck, shoulders and face areas of the body that has the most tension. This holistic treatment has been known to provide relief from headaches, muscle and joint pain and even eye strain. This non invasive holistic treatment can be administered at any place any time to anyone except for people with osteoporosis and arthritis.

Depending on you holistic therapist, the holistic massage treatment may start off with tapping, squeezing and rubbing of the scalp, moving to the deep kneading of the neck and probing of the shoulder muscles and finally the face. The holistic massage works on acupressure point in the head and when done well the results are equivalent to full body reflexology massage.

The holistic therapy involves the gentle stroking of acupressure point on those parts of the body. The effects of the holistic massage therapy include:

• On the Brain – an increase in oxygen and glucose supply and improved cerebrospinal fluid circulation.
• On the Head – stimulated scalp that enhances hair growth and detoxification.
• On the Neck and shoulders – muscle tension relief, flexibility and fluid movement.
• On the overall body – enhanced immune system, energy flow balance and stimulated blood circulation.

After undergoing the holistic treatment which would usually take about half to three quarter so of an hour please allow yourself to rest for about 20 minutes.

The following are the oils used in this holistic therapy and their effects:

• Almond Oil – effective in reducing aches, pains and stiffness, and also promotes healthy hair.
• Coconut Oil – is a good moisturizer, give hair body and promotes hair growth
• Mustard Oil – is also good oil has healing properties mainly relieving aches, pains and stiffness. It is also known to reduce swelling and helps in blood purification as it opens up the skins pores.
• Olive Oil – is a good alternative to Mustard Oil since it has the same effect as the Mustard oil without a strong smell.
• Sesame Oil – this is commonly used in this holistic message therapy. It has ache and pain relieving properties ,enhance hair growth give it a natural shine and also reduces greying

Indian Head massage therapy can also use holistic essential oils such as Rosemary which energizes and Lavender which calms and relaxes on the scalp.

Book yourself for an Indian head massage and experience this holistic treatment that will leave you feeling peaceful, calm, mentally alert and revitalized. Like all holistic approaches, Indian Head massage aims to heal the whole person and give you balance.