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Mel Maniam

 

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Indian Head Massage Indian Head Massage has been practiced in India for over a thousand years as part of everyday family life as a form of grooming. It was brought to the West by Narendra Mehta in the 1970's and the therapy was extended to include the face, ears, neck, shoulders and upper arms. Indian Head Massage works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress. In Western culture today we spend much of our time in our heads, so this treatment can really help to calm the mind and is deeply relaxing. The massage usually begins with the upper back, where a combination of deep massage and pressure points help to relax the muscles. Moving through the shoulders and upper arms then working deeply into the neck where tension accumulates may relieve headaches and improve cerebral spinal fluid circulation. Moving up to the scalp, techniques are used that stimulate, relax and revive the whole of the head, increasing circulation and promoting healthy hair. Finally the therapy may include a gentle face massage with techniques that help may help circulation, skin tone, and sinus and headache problems. Indian Head Massage may help with.... Migraine and headaches Sinusitis Stress related disorders Insomnia and disturbed sleep Suppleness and flexibility to head, neck and shoulders Increased oxygen and glucose supply to the brain Scalp stimulation increasing blood circulation, promoting healthy hair Increased cerebral spinal fluid circulation Improved muscle tone Calming the respiratory system, helping asthma
 What happens in a session? This therapy can be performed with or without oils with the client sitting and fully clothed, so it is ideally suited to situations where it may not be appropriate to give a full-body hour long massage. Massaging through clothes with the option of Aromatherapy added to the oils when massaging the head adds an extra element to this relaxing therapy.