indian head massage

Indian Head Massage

A wonderfully relaxing treatment that will leave you feeling like you're walking on air but the benefits of this treatment go far beyond relaxation.

Indian Head Massage has been practiced in India for thousands of years. The techniques were traditionally restricted to the head and hair, to improve scalp and hair condition of Indian women. Nowadays a system incorporating the upper back, shoulders, neck, upper arms and face, allowing work on important energy centers in the body and by treating these the whole body can benefit.

Indian Head Massage is a safe, accessible, and convenient therapeutic treatment that can be performed anywhere with space for a low backed chair. It is highly beneficial in the workplace as it brings about a feeling of wellbeing increasing both concentration and productivity. Treatment can provide instant relief from tension and stress symptoms and induce a state of calm, peace and tranquility whilst promoting high levels of alertness and concentration.

This simple yet effective therapy uses a variety of techniques to manipulate soft tissue. It is performed with the client in a seated position, usually through light clothing and can be performed with or without oils. A range of different massage pressures and rhythms are used to stimulate the head, neck,  upper back and shoulder area. A typical massage  lasts between 30-45 minutes but may be shortened to 15-20 minutes in the workplace.


There are many benefits from an Indian Head Massage treatment and the therapeutic effects are last long after the treatment is over. The short and long term benefits are individual, varied and cumulative and can lead to a greater feeling of self awareness, which often brings the additional benefits of a change to a healthier life style.

Physical Effects and Benefits

  • Increased blood supply to scalp, head and neck, bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients to encourage healing.

  • Increases nourishment and oxygen to the hair follicle, therefore promoting strong healthy shiny hair and hair growth.

  • Aids joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders.

  • Reduces or prevent adhesions as traumatised muscle tissue heals.

  • Relieves muscular pain, stiffness and tension by relaxing the muscles and removing toxins in the face, scalp, neck, upper back, shoulders and arms.

  • Improves muscle tone.

  • Relieves mental fatigue.

  • Stimulates and improves lymphatic drainage and blood flow to the neck so helping to remove waste products from the body.

  • Stimulates and improves the circulatory system.

  • Relieves eyestrain, tension headaches, nasal congestion and jaw-ache.

  • Strengthens the immune system.

Psychological Benefits:

  • Reduces stress, anxiety, lethargy and mild depression.

  • Aids greater creativity, clarity of thought, Increased alertness and improved concentration.

  • Aids insomnia and gives a more restful sleep.

  • Brings about a sense of tranquility, calmness and positive well being.

  • Promotes a feeling of balance.

  • Increases self-esteem and self worth.

  • Promotes deeper, calmer breathing.

Whilst Indian Head Massage is beneficial for all there are a few physical ailments that it can be particularly beneficial for. These include:

  • Sinus congestion

  • Stress, Anxiety, Depression

  • Tension Headaches / Migraines

  • Tinnitus and other ear problems

  • Helps hair loss and thinning

  • Muscle tension – particularly stiffness in the neck and shoulders

  • Eye strain

  • Insomnia