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6 Benefits of Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage isn’t simply a ‘treat’ – the benefits are really rather crucial and can assist with a variety of physical and emotional problems and concerns. Here’s a few of them:

 

1. Helps prevent migraines, headaches and back pain

Often tension in the upper back, neck and head can lead to migraines, headaches and back pain which can make for uncomfortable living on a day to day basis and sometimes even lead to depression.

A massage therapist will start the Indian Head Massage by applying pressure to points in the upper back, arms and shoulders that will release muscles and knots. They will then move to the neck and head to reduce headache-causing blockages and encourage better circulation of the cerebral fluid.

2. Detoxifies the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage

Indian Head Massage stimulates and improves lymphatic drainage and blood flow to the neck thus helping to remove waste products from the body.

 3. Relieves sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia

These are often side-effects of stress and Indian Head Massage will immediately relieve stress and promote relaxation thus allowing for a deeper sense of wellbeing and relaxation and opening your body to better rest.

4. Relieves symptoms of anxiety and depression

Massaging the head encourages the supply of oxygen to the brain which is one of the best ways of reducing anxiety and of lifting one’s mood. Oxygen helps you think clearly and creatively and a similar effect is experienced through exercise.

5. Renews energy levels 

An Indian Head Massage works with the Ayurvedic concept which goes beyond the limits of healing and places emphasis on balance. Indian Massage has a powerful effect in bringing the energy of the body back into balance.

6. Boosts memory capabilities, focus & clarity

Often we have short-term memory difficulties because our brains are overloaded with disorganised thoughts, making it very difficult for us to efficiently ‘log’ and collect thoughts and occurrences.

Indian Head Massage slows us down,  awareness is brought to the forefront, resulting in more focus and clarity of thought. Think of it like someone pressing your ‘reset’ button.

 

Suffering from cold feet?

When 772 women were interviewed, researchers found that chilblains were more common in the damp, chilly North and Midlands than in the South of England, and that most sufferers were female. Women were six times as likely to have chilblains as their husbands or partners.
Raynaud’s disease is a disorder of the blood vessels in which small arteries that supply the toes and fingers suddenly contract in cold weather. While similar to chilblains, it is a separate condition.
Members of the Raynaud’s association were asked recently which alternative therapies had helped them, and some wrote glowingly of reflexology. This holistic approach, via the feet, would understandably be soothing to anyone with difficulty getting life into the toes.
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