What is Indian Head Massage?
Indian Head Massage is a treatment based on old Ayurvedic techniques involving work on the upper back, neck, shoulders, face and scalp.
It is a wonderfully relaxing holistic therapy, which treats the mind, body and spirit. Holistic therapies are the key to relaxation and inner calm. They will leave you relaxed, stress-free and relieved of any physical or emotional tension.
What will an Indian head massage treatment involve?
A variety of massage movements are used on the head, neck and shoulders to relieve accumulated tension and stimulate circulation as well as to reduce stress and fatigue and improve mental clarity.
What are the benefits of an Indian head massage?
Stress reduction and anxiety
The massage is extremely effective for treating stress because it works on the areas of the body where we tend to carry stress – the upper back, neck, shoulders and head.
Indian head massage can also help to improve your overall sense of wellbeing, which in turn may also help to lower raised blood pressure and relieve anxiety.
The relaxing effect of Indian head massage can have a positive effect on your sleep, by encouraging deeper, more restful sleep and helping to reduce insomnia.
Reduces back/neck pain
The massage and stretching techniques used during an Indian head massage help to reduce muscle stiffness. Relaxing the muscles in the neck, shoulders, head and back and alleviating tension in these areas, helps to reduce pain and improves joint mobility.
When there is built-up tension in the head, neck, shoulders and upper back, it can often lead to headaches and/ or migraines. Similarly, when you are stressed this can result in tension headaches. Indian head massage targets these areas, helping to reduce any muscle tension that could be causing the headaches, whilst the relaxing side of the massage will help to alleviate a tension headache.
Promotes hair growth
The massage increases nourishment and oxygen to the scalp and hair follicle which in turns stimulates hair growth.
It 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.
Kate Tosney has over 4 years experience in various clinical and sports settings. She qualified in Swedish massage in 2004, and then went on to gain her level 3 in Sports Massage Therapy in 2009. In 2011 Kate achieved her VTCT Level 4 in Sports Massage Therapy. Since then she has gone on to develop her skills and interest in this field, as well as achieving qualifications in Advanced Clinical Massage, Myofascia Release and Trigger Point Therapy in 2014.
Since qualifying Kate has worked at Saint Helens and Caldy Rugby Clubs, as well as regularly attending running and biking events providing massage.
Kate offers different levels of massage depending on your needs. It can be relaxing to assist with general tension and stress and deeper to deal with sports injuries, training issues or long term tension.
Kate is also a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
As an experienced Hypnotherapist Paula can offer this as a combination with Psychotherapy to apply another approach to help facilitate change.