Indian Head Massage

As the name suggests, Indian Head Massage (IHM) has its origins in India and dates back to 600BC. Originally used as a grooming technique in India, it has been developed in the West and is now a popular complementary therapy used for many different reasons and can be performed anywhere. Oils can be massaged into hair to strengthen, condition and create a luxurious texture.


IHM has many physiological and emotional benefits and it is a very caring treatment and its benefits include:

  • Improved muscle tension in face, neck, shoulder, back and upper arms
  • Helps mobility in neck and shoulders
  • Can improve joint mobility
  • Encourages a feeling of wellbeing
  • Can relieve physical and emotional stress
  • Promotes deep relaxation
  • Improved circulation to the head and neck assisting in the removal of toxins
  • Improves Lymphatic Drainage encouraging the removal of waste products
  • Relieves mental and physical stain and improves concentration
  • Helps headaches, insomnia, bruxism, eyestrain
  • Relieves Sinus congestion
  • Can support clients to feel calm
  • Improves mood and alertness
  • May help improve hair loss, thinning and alopecia.

Most people only worry about their hair’s health when it starts to look dry or thin. When the body is subjected to ill health or stress, the hair is often affected and can become dry. Menopause can also dry the hair and hair loss is common. Healthy hair should be promoted from childhood and this is a great treatment for little ones too.

How often?

Once a month as a preventative works well for most clients and I suggest once a week for 6 weeks, if there is a problem to solve and this can be extended to 12 week weekly where needed.

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