Indian Head Massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practised in India for more than a thousand years. It works on both the physical and the mental level. Physically, it helps all the systems of the body – the immune nervous, respiratory, endocrine, circulation, muscular, skeletal and lymphatic. Mentally, it helps the mind to relax, transmitting a life-giving energy that assists all systems of the body to restore and renew themselves.
One of the main attractions being hair growth. Literally, it can make your hair grow faster. Not only that, but it will promote healthier and better-looking hair also.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage Include:
1) Hair Growth & Circulation
When the tissues of your head, neck and scalp are tense, it impedes circulation to the area, interfering with healthy hair growth. Massaging the area will induce relaxation, allowing optimal blood flow to resume. Healthy skin and hair are not the only benefits of head massage. After only a few minutes, headaches can reduce along with fatigue and fatigue-related symptoms.
2) Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response
Another relaxation-booster which is often triggered during a head massage is an extremely pleasant sensation known as ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). Most people have experienced this sensation at one point or another during their life, described as euphoric tingles that occur in the head and emanate through the rest of the body. When we physically relax, our mind soon follows and vice versa. The physiological benefits of relaxation are tremendous and essential for a good quality of life, this is not news though.
3) Helps with Back Tension Linked to Headaches
Helps prevent migraines, headaches and back pain – Tension in the upper back, neck and head very often leads to headaches. If this is a continual, unrelenting tension it can even lead to depression. An Indian head massage will start with the upper back, arms and shoulders helping to relax your knots and relieve tension. It will then progress to the head and neck encouraging better cerebral fluid circulation.
4) Detoxifies the body
The Indian head massage will improve lymphatic drainage and blood flow to the neck which helps the body to get rid of waste products.
5) Relieves anxiety
Massaging the head increasing the supply of oxygen to the brain and is one of the best ways to get rid of anxiety. All that oxygen makes you feel great! Just like exercise does.
6) Gives you more energy
It’s all about bringing everything back to balance. Working on the chakras during an Indian head massage goes beyond healing and restores balance to the bodies energies.
7) Boosts memory
Having an Indian head massage is like pressing the reset button. During the massage everything slows down, tension is dissipated and your thoughts quieten right down, allowing the brain to ‘charge’.
8) Helps with sleeping problems
Sleeping poorly is often a side-effect of stress, therefore relieving stress and tension will allow your body to properly relax and rest.