If you have never experienced the blissful relaxation that comes from Indian head massage, then you are in for a treat. The ancient Ayurvedic massage technique focuses on the head, face, neck and shoulders, working deep into the tissues to bring calm, peace and serenity to your mind and body. Traditional Indian families believe in the practice so much, that they incorporate it into their lives on a daily basis, as well as on special occasions. Performed in a seated position, the chair massage can take anything from ten minutes, to several hours, depending on the time available.
Here are five reasons why you need to experience regular Indian head massages:
1. Stress relief
All massage techniques provide a certain amount of relief from tension built up in the body, but an Indian head massage is targeted on the areas where most people hold the majority of their stress. The deep kneading and compression movements help to work out tight areas to literally take the weight off of your shoulders.
2. Joint mobility
The pressure techniques used in Indian head massage help to loosen the joints in the neck and shoulders for increased mobility and flexibility, making it a popular therapy for those with stiffness in this area.
3. Improved circulation
The stimulation of certain pressure points in the neck and head help to shift blockages in the body, helping blood to work its way round more efficiently. This in turn, helps to prevent headaches, migraines and back pain.
4. Increased energy
Indian head massage works with the chakras of the body to balance it and improve the flow of energy. Improved circulation also helps to awaken the senses so that you feel more energetic and capable throughout the day, as well as improving concentration – ideal if you have a big exam or project to work on, or are just feeling a little lethargic.
5. Boosts the immune system
Increased pressure in the right place helps to stimulate the lymphatic system which works to remove toxins from the body. The increased efficiency of the digestive system relieves pressure on the immune system, so that it can also work to a much higher standard, helping to keep you healthy.
On top of this, regular Indian head massage treatments can help increase hair growth, treat insomnia and promote relaxation. Dizziness and/or mild tiredness is a rare, short-lived side-effect of Indian head massage, but it is usually followed by a boost of energy and motivation.
The best thing about Indian head massage, is that it can be done anywhere, and if you are short on time, even a ten-minute session will provide many benefits! Because it is performed on fully clothed clients and can be done on an ordinary office chair, many companies are choosing to treat their staff to Indian head massages in the office, as a way to boost productivity through increased energy levels, focus and concentration, and reducing the incidence of tension headaches and stress-related illness. A happy, healthy workplace is a motivated workplace, after all!