Like so many holistic therapies Indian Head Massage (IHM) is a very ancient healing practice that has it roots in India. It stems from the ancient Indian medicinal system and way of life known as Ayurveda. The translation of this means “the art of life” and derives from the Sanscrit words “Ayur” meaning life, and “Veda” meaning knowledge.
Indian Head Massage can help to relax, soothe or invigorate and is very beneficial for physical and emotional health.
IHM involves massage of the head, neck, upper back and shoulders so any stress, tension, tightness, stiffness in these areas is released as the circulation improves. Blood flow to the brain is increased helping to relieve headaches, eye strain, tinnitus and improve concentration levels.
IHM is done in an upright-seated position and I normally advise wearing a vest type top to allow access to the upper back.
A prior initial consultation is required to ensure there are no contraindications.