What is Indian Head Massage - it is gentle and therapeutic massage technique aimed at relieving stress and tension and promoting general well-being. Part of Ayurveda medicine - the ancient Indian system of mind-body medicine that aims to re-establish the body's natural balance by restoring and preserving physical, emotional and spiritual health - Indian head massage does not only focus on the head and scalp as its name suggests but also works on the neck, shoulders, upper back and arms and face, which are the main areas in the body where stress and tension are often felt. The different Indian Head massage movements help to relax the muscles, ease away stiffness, stimulate blood circulation and eliminate toxins from the body.

Indian Head Massage Video

Indian Head massage video above demonstrates basic movements and techniques on the neck, shoulders and scalp. Please note that individual Indian Head massage varies depending on health conditions, individual needs, preferences, etc.

Indian Head Massage: What to Expect

You’ll be sitting upright for the treatment and it’s best to remove any hair-clips or bands and undo your collar if it’s stiff.

Your therapist will use a variety of different styles, including deep kneading and compression movements over the neck and shoulders and gentle manipulation of your scalp. There are also pressure points on your face, which your therapist will press or gently stroke (beware if you’re very ticklish).

Once the treatment is finished, you may be left to sit quietly for a few minutes enjoying the head-to-toe feeling of relaxation.