Indian Head Massage

What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage is a treatment which is based on an ageless tradition of Indian Medicine known as Aruyvedic Medicine. Not only the head but the shoulders, neck and arms are worked by a series of massage techniques which are at times soothing to alleviate stree and at other times stimulating to improved circulation.

The treatment brings a deep level of relaxation first by massage working on the various points on the scalp and back of the head which have been found to be centres of energy and are part of the meridian system used in Oriental Medicine.

It is a wonderfully relaxing therapy. The massage is safe, simple to learn and very effective to give, without the need to undress or use oils. it can provide relief from aches and pains, stress symptoms, insomnia, promote hair growth, soothe, comfort and rebalance your energy flow which gives you a deep sense of peace, calm and tranquility.

What are the benefits of Indian Head Massage?

  • Improved general well-being
  • Stimulation of scalp and skin can improve condition of both and can also result in increased health of hair
  • Sometimes hair loss can be slowed down but this largely depends on the cause
  • Can improve energy levels

How often should I have an Indian Head Massage

A weekly treatment for several weeks would be ideal until a good plateau of well being is achieved and held and then perhaps once a month or six weeks.

The following symptoms might be experienced:

Sometimes, if one's lifestyle is perhaps not as healthy as it should be and toxins and stress are at a high level there could be a healing crisis.

  • Slight nausea and/or giddiness
  • Headache
  • Feeling of tiredness
  • Increases passing of urine which could be dark and strong smelling
  • Loose stools
  • Running nose if client sufferers from sinus problems

Please note that these symptoms are not experienced by everyone and when they do occur they will soon pass (a maximum time would be around 24 hours). It is a welcome sign that stress and toxins are being dispersed and is really a case of feeling worse before you feel a great deal better.


The following are contra-indications for Indian Head Massage:

  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Recent head or neck injuries
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Severe bruising
  • Recent operations (within 6 weeks)
  • Abrasions and cuts in treatment area
  • Skin or scalp infections
  • Recent haemorrhage
  • Spastic conditions

In some cases, where a condition has been stabilised, your doctor must be consulted to gain his/her approval and assurance that the treatment would be safe in view of your case history.