The Art of Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is said to be both a science and an art. It offers many benefits such as keeping hair strong, lustrous and healthy and provides relief for conditions such as for example tension and migraine headaches, insomnia and disturbed sleep, stress and related illnesses and tense back, shoulder and neck muscles. Indian head massage is a wonderfully relaxing therapy which leaves you feeling peaceful, calm, refreshed and rejuvenated restoring natural harmony and balance to mind, body and spirit.
What is Indian Head Massage and where did it come from?
Indian head massage is really a mix of massage strokes and techniques that may vary from therapist to therapist, hence the reference to it being both a science and a skill. Each stroke or touch affects your brain, body and spirit in some way and balanced with the way in which the stroke or touch is applied creates the art. Every therapist provides their very own energy to it.
Indian head massage comes from the Vedic wisdom of Ayurveda; the ancient system of healing which started in India thousands of years ago. Traditionally, in India, a head massage is given from birth using oil. Along with increasing circulation the gentle touch of a mother massaging her baby is both soothing and comforting. Their energy will intertwine; resonate.
Most people are familiar with the ‘soft spot’ located at the top of a baby’s head. Referred to as the fontanelle this membrane covered opening is the space between your two bones of the skull which do not fully join before infant is just about 9 months old. In this first stage of a baby’s life because of the fontanelle, head massage with nourishing oils can directly affect the nervous system, which benefits the development and functioning of both brain and the eyesight. Indian mothers may also often place an oil soaked little bit of cotton on their baby’s head to provide as much nourishment with their brain as you possibly can. Traditionally sesame, mustard, coconut, almond and olive oils were used. In today’s day therapists utilise the healing properties of essential oils which bring a great many other benefits to the head massage treatment.
Around 80% of the population of India live in small rural villages where the tradition of Indian head massage is very much indeed a part of every day life. Head massage is an enjoyable family and social activity and its skilful art is passed down from generation to generation. It is not just limited by family life and even in India barbers used to provide ‘champi’ which means head massage in addition to a hair cut. 대밤 Interestingly the English term ‘shampoo’ derives from the Hindu term ‘champi’.
What are the other benefits of Indian Head Massage?
Regular Indian Head Massage Treatment will:-
strengthen the central nervous system and assist all of the systems of your body restore and renew themselves;
increase energy levels;
provide rest from tension and migraine headaches;
lower blood pressure;
produce immediate feelings of peace, relaxation and calm;
provide rest from stress, anxiety, depression along with other stress related conditions;
increase oxygen and glucose supplies to the mind leading to optimum brain functioning and higher levels of clarity and concentration;
increase blood flow leading to dissolution of accumulated toxins within the body;
provide immediate relief to aching, stiff and tense deep and superficial muscles located in the upper back, shoulder and neck areas;
enable energy cleansing and balancing of specific marmas (pressure points) situated in the head;
stimulate the three major head chakras assisting to restore and balance mind, body and spirit;
promote hair regrowth and hair lustre;
reduce premature balding and greying;
promote calm and relaxed sleep encouraging a natural sleep pattern;
maintain electro-chemical balance which gives rejuvenation and longevity;
increase the secretion of hormones essential for the growth and development of the mind
The stresses and strains our modern day living puts on us means there’s short amount of time for complete relaxation. Lots of people don’t allow themselves the time or space to rejuvenate also to restore the natural and harmonious balance that is essential for a wholesome mind, body and spirit.
A shocking 75% of all visits to the GP are stress related and ailments such as digestion disorders (IBS, diarrhoea, constipation), ulcers, insomnia, raised blood pressure, mood swings, hypochondria, disturbed sleep, lack of appetite and headaches to name but a few can all be related to stress.