Indie head massage was adapted from an ancient therapeutic practice that has been used in India for over 2000 years, (since around 600 B.C.)
It originates from an Indian alternative medicine system called Ayurveda, (translated as the ‘science of life’), whereby it is believed that the mind and body are intricately connected and thus can influence one another. Through this theory, it is believed that Indie head massage can not only reduce headaches and improve physical well-being, but it can also improve mental and emotional wellness too.
A typical Indian head massage treatment, generally begins with the shoulders, the upper back, and around the shoulder blade. Following this, flowing motions will move up the neck and finally the scalp is then massaged along the pressure points on the head, often followed up by the forehead and the area around the eyes.
Should you wish, as is often used in a spa setting, this massage may be coupled with oils, which condition the hair and promotes growth and healthy skin. Coconut and almond oil are the most popular to use, which can be combined with a particular oil smell of the clients choice to assist with full relaxation.
Conversely, in a mobile or corporate setting, the massage is usually done without oils to make it more accessible. The massage will still have naturally conditioning effects however, as the techniques used will loosen the hair follicles which increases natural hair oil.