Indian Head Massage

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What is an Indian Head Massage?

I often get asked by clients “What is an Indian Head Massage?” I guess people who have never experienced a treatment can have some pre-conceived ideas about what it is and how it is performed!

First of all, I feel it’s important to say that it is not ‘just’ a head massage – it is so much more! The full 1-hour treatment includes mid-back, shoulder, neck, head and face massage.

It is an incredibly relaxing treatment which can be given in a seated position or lying down depending on your preference. The other important thing to note is that it is performed fully clothed – there is no need to remove any clothing (other than maybe scarves, ties or necklaces).


Indian Head Massage Origins

Indian Head Massage has its origins in India and dates back to 600BC. Originally used as a grooming technique in India, it has developed in the West to be a popular complementary therapy used by many for many different reasons. It can be performed anywhere as it can be applied through the clothes.


Benefits of Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage has many physiological and emotional benefits and is a gentle therapy which can be tailored to individual client’s needs.

Some of the benefits of this amazingly relaxing therapy can be:

  • 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. Healthy hair should be promoted from childhood and this is a great treatment for little ones.

I offer this as a stand alone therapy or as either an add on to a Reflexology or Facial Reflexology treatment, or a half and half treatment with your choice of either Reflexology or Reiki.


What to expect from your Indian Head Massage

When you arrive for your first treatment I will complete a full consultation form with you and I will explain how Indian Head Massage works and what to expect from your treatment, how you may feel during, and following your treatment, and also answer any questions you may have.

​After your consultation, you will be invited make yourself comfortable on the chair or couch. There will be calming, relaxing music playing in the background and I will encourage you at the start to take some deep breaths to enable you to begin to fully relax – we will do this at your own pace and only what feels comfortable and manageable for you. As you relax into your treatment, you may even find yourself falling into a light sleep – this is perfectly normal and nothing to feel anxious about.

At the end of your treatment I will allow you time to wake up from your place of deep relaxation and will offer you some water to help flush out the toxins which have been released from the massage and to help ground you, ready to face the rest of your day.

Some clients ask how often should they have a treatment? This really is a matter of personal choice but my advice would be to have a treatment every week for 4-6 weeks and then monthly treatments thereafter. This is something we can discuss at the time of your treatment.