Indian head 안마 is said to be both a science and an art. It offers many benefits such as keeping hair strong, lustrous and healthy and provides relief for conditions such as tension and migraine headaches, insomnia and disturbed sleep, stress and related illnesses and tense back, shoulder and neck muscles. Indian head massage is a wonderfully relaxing therapy which leaves you feeling peaceful, calm. Refreshed and rejuvenated restoring natural harmony and balance to mind, body and spirit.
What is Indian Head Massage and where did it come from?
Indian head massage is a combination of massage strokes and techniques. Which will vary from therapist to therapist, hence the reference to it being both a science and an art. Each stroke or touch affects the mind, body and spirit in some way and balance with the way in which the stroke or touch is apply creates the art. Every therapist will bring their own energy to it.
Indian head massage comes from the Vedic wisdom of Ayurveda. The ancient system of healing which originated in India thousands of years ago. Traditionally, in India, a head massage is given from birth using oil. As well as increasing circulation the gentle touch of a mother massaging her baby is both soothing and comforting. Their energy will intertwine; resonate.
Most people are familiar with the ‘soft spot’ located at the top of a baby’s head. Known as the fontanelle this membrane covered opening is the space between the two bones of the skull which do not fully join until the infant is around 9 months old. During this first stage of a baby’s life because of the fontanelle. Head massage with nourishing oils can directly affect the nervous system. Which in turn benefits the development and functioning of both the brain and the eyesight. Indian mothers will also often place an oil soaked piece of cotton on their baby’s head to provide as much nourishment to their brain as possible. Traditionally sesame, mustard, coconut, almond and olive oils were use. In the present day therapists utilise the healing properties of essential oils which bring many other benefits to the head massage treatment.