What is the purpose of Indian head massage?
The main focus of Indian head massage is to relieve the tension in head, face, neck and shoulders area. However, it has many physical and psychological benefits. First and foremost, it alleviates symptoms of migraines and tension headaches. It is very effective in alleviating neck and shoulder tension, pains and aches.
What does an Indian head massage include?
About Indian Head Massage
The therapist may use a range of different movements including use of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face.
Who should not have an Indian head massage?
Indian Head Massage may not be suitable if you:
- have a fever.
- have recently had an operation or have an acute injury.
- are in the first trimester of pregnancy.
- suffer from cardiovascular conditions such as thrombosis, hypertension or angina.
- have a pace maker or heart condition.
- have diabetes.
- have psoriasis or eczema.
How long should an Indian head massage last?
A complete Indian head massage will probably take between 25 and 45 minutes. Your therapist will probably chat with you beforehand to get an idea of your lifestyle, any particular aches, pains or ailments you have.
Should I wash my hair before an Indian head massage?
Do I have to wash my hair before treatment? No, but you will need to remove any ornaments, clips etc from your hair before treatment.
Does Head Massage improve memory?
It helps improve memory.
A head massage is usually given to the small muscles surrounding the head. These muscles have sensory nerves that send signals to the brain. This stimulates the brain to function better. Thus, improving attention span, memory, and the cognitive aspect.
What should be avoided after Indian head massage?
Eat lightly and healthily to reduce the strain on the body and promote healing, and avoid caffeine and alcohol for a few hours after.
Is Indian head massage good for anxiety?
Massaging the head encourages the supply of oxygen to the brain which is one of the best ways of reducing anxiety and of lifting one’s mood. Oxygen helps you think clearly and creatively and a similar effect is experienced through exercise.
Why do head scratchers feel so good?
“A head massage feels good because there are many nerve endings in the scalp,” says Francesca Fusco, MD, of Wexler Dermatology. “Individuals who experience stress in the muscles of the scalp report feeling better after a massage because it relaxes their scalp muscles.”
Why does neck massage feel good?
As soon as your skin’s nerve cells feel pressure, they signal the brain to release feel-good chemicals called endorphins, which boost your mood and give you a natural high. As a result, stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline begin to decrease and the overall effect is one of euphoria and bliss.