Learn about the natural health benefits of Indian Head Massage Therapy & find an Indian Head Massage Therapy practitioner/clinic in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to assist you further within New Zealand.
Fact: Originally practiced by Indian women as part of daily family grooming and as a means of bonding with their family.
Founded By: Narendra Mehta (India) in 1978
Therapy Type: Bodywork
WHAT EXACTLY IS INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE?
Massage therapy relieves pain from injuries, stress and muscular tension through the manipulation of soft tissues of the body. Massage treatment enables the body’s recovery and healing process from some acute and chronic conditions. Additionally it enhances lymph and blood circulation, supplying fresh oxygen and nutrients to the recovering tissues as well as flushing out the body’s toxins.
Ayurveda is the ancient healing therapy upon which Indian Head massage has it’s foundation. The massage is invigorating, revitalizing and primarily focuses on releasing accumulated stress from the tissues, muscles and joints of the head as well as the face, neck and shoulders. In this way, the therapy helps to relax and tone the facial muscles. It also promotes stimulation and nourishment of the hair and scalp; beneficial to clients with dry or damaged hair.
The therapist utilizes firm and gentle massage techniques that engage rhythmic motions on acupressure points or marma points. Ayurvedic oils are known for their numerous therapeutic properties, the therapist upon deciding to use the oils, will massage them into the scalp.
Indian Head massage is an ideal treatment for individuals whose lives, are full and imbalanced resulting in; an inability to relax, sleep deprivation, anxiety and fatigue. The treatment supports and enables the body to regain harmony within mind, body and spirit, allowing the individual to recover stability within their life.
Indian Head Massage may benefit the following physical and mental conditions:
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE SESSIONS
Sessions typically last between 20 minutes and 45 minutes although you should expect the first session to be longer as your therapist will ask you about your medical history along with other relevant health and lifestyle details.
You will remain fully clothed and sit upright in a massage chair during treatment. The heel of the hand is often used together with a range of motions, which also involve the use of deep kneading and compression movements over the scalp, neck and shoulders, which releases stagnant energy from these areas. In addition to the upper body, neck and scalp areas, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on your face. The therapy usually begins on the back and the neck, the therapist works on the pressure points and muscles, deeply encouraging the muscles to relax. The scalp is revitalized using massage techniques to stimulate the scalp. The scalp is also covered this approach promotes circulation, nutrition to the area and oxygen. The massage concludes with a relaxing face massage, which consists of draining and pressure point techniques that can aid the relief of sinus problems and headaches.
After the session, many clients feel as if they have had a full body massage. Side effects which may be experienced can range from; dizziness, tiredness and as the body needs to rid itself of toxins and waste materials an enhanced need to urinate. These side effects may only be experienced for a few hours, after which individuals generally feel more energetic and alert.
Indian head massage should be avoided if you have had recent surgery or any injury to the head or neck. It is advisable to consult a doctor before making an appointment.
Most people find Indian Head Massage Therapy deeply relaxing and enjoy the tension it releases throughout the body. It is also extremely safe when carried out by a qualified therapist. It is wise to carry out some research and select a therapist who is either a member of, or accredited by, an association or professional body such as the Massage Association of New Zealand (MNZ). Indian Head Massage Therapists are obligated to a code of ethics and procedure that determines the therapy is carried out in a suitable and safe environment. These regulations also guarantee a specialist who has undergone certifiable training and receives professional upskilling.
The Wellness Directory provides a ready-made referral list of certified Practitioners within your region. We fully encourage you to do some independent research by checking out individual credentials, i.e. experience, training, qualifications, relevant client feedback and so forth.
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