• Roz Drinkwater

Indian Head Massage - more than just relaxing?

Indian head massage has become one of the most popular complementary therapies available. It is a holistic treatment aimed at maintaining and improving health and well-being rather than focusing on one specific area of the body. In other words, rather than just concentrating on a particular condition, it takes into account physical, emotional and mental aspects of your life.

If you’ve never had an Indian head massage, you might assume it focuses only on the head, as the name suggests. In fact it works the arms, top of the back, shoulders, neck, head and face. The tension that can build in these areas affects our whole being – whether as a result of stress, poor posture or injury – so this treatment can be deeply relaxing and invigorating. It is a seated massage carried out with or without oils, either directly to the skin or through clothing. So it’s a treatment that can be adapted to your personal requirements on the day.

1. Relieves symptoms of anxiety and depression

An Indian head massage is an incredibly relaxing experience carried out in a very peaceful environment to encourage settling of the mind. This helps create a feeling of well-being and tranquility. The treatment increases the supply of oxygen to the brain which is an excellent way to help reduce anxiety, and it has a general balancing effect to deliver a sense of calmness and peace.

2. Helps prevent migraines, headaches and back pain

The upper body is often vulnerable to stress and tension. Massage to this area, loosening up muscles and increasing blood flow, can help prevent the onset of this type of pain.

3. Promotes detoxification and support immune system

Stimulation during Indian Head Massage improves lymphatic drainage and blood flow to the neck which helps remove waste products from the body. This is important for your immune system and extremely beneficial to your skin.

4. Helps relieve sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia

Problems with sleep are often related to stress. Indian Head Massage can help open up your body to rest better through a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation.

5. Helps promote hair growth

Indian head massage increases nourishment and oxygen to the scalp and hair follicles which stimulates hair growth and helps improve the condition of your hair and scalp.

6. Aids memory

Indian head massage slows you down, quietens your thoughts and in effect resets your mind. Short-term memory difficulties can be the result of our brains being overloaded, so time out from being on the go is incredibly positive for your well-being.

7. Exposes your body to the benefits of oils

Oils can be applied during the treatment which will be absorbed into the hair follicles to lubricate and nourish the scalp and hydrate and moisturise the hair. Some oils even offer protection from UV rays. Specific oils can be selected for their individual therapeutic properties depending on the outcome sought from the treatment. These include almond, coconut, mustard, sesame, grapeseed, apricot kernel, olive, jojoba oil or various ayurvedic blends.

8. Specific ailments that can benefit from Indian head massage

Indian head massage is more than just a relaxing treatment. There are many specific conditions which can be helped short and long term with regular Indian head massage treatments. These include dandruff, sinus problems, Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ), tinnitus, Bells’ palsy, torticollis, frozen shoulder, spondylitis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, whiplash. Your Indian head massage therapist will be able to discuss how the treatment can benefit each of these individual ailments. In some circumstances written permission from a GP would be required prior to treatment.

To find out more or to book an Indian Head Massage at Beauty Studio 21, call 07784-527497 or email roz@beautystudio21.co.uk.

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 Jo P, Christchurch

A real top to toe treatment with Roz taking time to make sure I was comfortable throughout and the pressure was perfect

Beauty Studio 21

21 Smugglers Lane South, Highcliffe,

Christchurch, BH23 4NG   

Tel:  07784-527497

Email: roz@beautystudio21.co.uk

APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE 9am - 8pm,  Monday to Saturday.

Parking / Entrance: There is plenty of off-road parking on the private driveway. The salon entrance is to the left of the house and there will be a sign on the driveway clearly directing you to the entrance.

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