Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Back to Balance with Indian Head Massage

Many of our modern day stresses and strains promote a great amount of tension in our upper body, particularly our head, neck, back and shoulders. Our busy minds are juggling various daily tasks. Our mobiles beep continuously keeping us on constant alert. Emails and messages require our immediate attention.

When we neglect to balance these stressors with rest and relaxation, over time this may lead to long term physical aches and pains, health problems, persistent mental and emotional worry. We find our energy levels, mood, concentration, productivity and general well being gradually wearing down.

What can we do to bring ourselves back into balance?

I have recently added Indian Head Massage to my holistic health care practice, and have found that it serves as a highly beneficial treatment to integrate into my client's lifestyle and holistic treatment plans, helping people bring balance to their busy lives. 

Image courtesy of Aga Machnikowvska

Indian Head Massage has been practiced in India for over 1000 years, based on the ancient Ayurvedic healing system. This deeply relaxing therapy is a fully clothed and seated treatment so can be done anywhere. This massage focuses on the head, neck, back, shoulders, arms, face & ears. A session typically lasts 45-60 minutes, but shorter sessions of 15-30 minutes can also help restore us to a feeling of improved health and wellness.

Benefits may include:

  • Improved circulation
  • Relief from muscular tension
  • Easing headaches & migraine
  • Improving eye strain
  • Promoting hair growth
  • Soothing stress & emotional pain
  • Supporting periods of intense study or activity
  • Enhanced relaxation
  • Deeper sleep

You may choose from a range of my own lovingly hand made aromatic herbal balms that I apply to your neck and shoulders to ease muscle tension and uplift your spirits. People have loved these balms so much that I now make up the balms of your choice fresh to order. 

Herbal balms include: 
  • Arnica, Black Pepper, Cinnamon & Ginger
  • Nutmeg, Ginger & Lemongrass
  • Cardamon & Rose
  • Lavender & Chamomile
  • Grapefruit, Lemon & Orange
  • Specially customised to order

After treatments my clients have reported feeling less stress at work, improved mental clarity and focus, a release of symptoms of physical tension, and a good night's sleep. Everyone is different, for some they benefit from regular treatments on a weekly basis. For others, maintenance treatments every 2-4 weeks helps to keep energy levels and sense of work-life balance on an even keel.

Your session ends with a reviving chakra balancing energy healing if you wish.

I practice Indian Head Massage in clinics around Edinburgh and home visits. Click here for venues.

Book in with me today and ask about my special offers!

To your flourishing health & well being,



  1. The Indian head massage, also known by the portmanteau, is based on the ancient Ayurvedic form of healing that dates back almost 4,000 years. It works the upper three chakras: vishuddha, ajna, and sahasrara, [1] and can be used for physical harmony, for healing, for vitality, and for good, old-fashioned relaxation. It is believed that three of the major energy centers of the human body can be found in and around the head. These are the brow, the crown and the throat. Acting on a physical, mental and subtle level, Indian head massage stimulates these important energy centers, so helping to maintain the important balance of energy within the body, which in turn promotes a sense of well being, positive energy and relaxation.

  2. Good article I enjoyed it if you are in Australia then you visit
    Natural Approach in Melbourne for Indian head massage and I benefited from their treatment.

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