What is Indian Head Massage?
Indian head massage is a wonderful experience. Practised in India for over a thousand years, this massage concentrates on relieving tension from the head, face, neck, back and shoulders over a blissful 45 minute seated treatment. Benefit from having your stresses melted away whilst your hair also receives a treatment of its own with your choice of coconut, Jasmine or mustard seed oils. It is used widely for many conditions, including stress, neck tension and headaches.
Indian Head Massage Tips!
Having a massage is a treat, so indulge as much as you can. Arrive on time so you have enough time to relax and absorb the surroundings. Its not a good idea to eat a heavy meal or drink alcohol in the hours beforehand. Your Indian Head Massage treatment can be done either fully clothed or with a towel wrapped around you. Your therapist is used to performing both kinds so choose whatever you feel most comfortable with.
Your therapist will also need to conduct a client consultation with you before the treatment starts. Always tell your therapist about any medical conditions you have or have had as they will need to take this into account to choose the right stones and techniques for your body. For similar reasons, always tell your therapist if you are, or think you might be, pregnant.
Don’t be afraid to tell your therapist if you need to move or readjust, you’ll enjoy the treatment far more if you’re comfortable. Also, try to book your treatment on a day where you wont have to rush out somewhere afterwards. You’ll feel so relaxed afterwards that jumping straight into a car and battling traffic won’t be what you’ll want!
Indian Head Massage Contraindications
Indian Head Massage is not suitable for everyone. Please review the list of contraindications below. If any of these conditions apply to you then you need to speak to your therapist before booking. In some, but not all cases, it may be advised that you get your doctors permission for your therapist before going ahead with a treatment.
- Blood Clots/ Prone to Blood Clots
- Bruise Easily
- Cancer, chemotherapy or radiation treatments
- Broken Bones
- Depressed Immune System (HIV/AIDS, Lupus, Cancer, Epstein Barr, Mononucleosis etc.)
- Heart Problems
- Heat Sensitivity
- High Blood Pressure
- Inflamed Skin Conditions
- Nerve Trauma
- Open Wounds or Sores
- Peripheral vascular Disorder
- Recent Surgery
- Medications that side effects to heat or photo-sensitivity (Please check with your pharmacist if you aren’t certain)
- Varicose Veins
- Sun Burn
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Recent Surgery
- After Trauma, (whiplash, sprains etc.)
- Skin Conditions (Severe Eczema, Psoriasis, sores, shingles, herpes, burns)
- Cardio-vascular conditions
- Bells Palsy