The Art of Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Therapeutic massage

Indian head therapeutic massage is claimed to be each a science and an artwork. It gives many advantages similar to preserving hair sturdy, lustrous and wholesome and offers aid for circumstances similar to rigidity and migraine complications, insomnia and disturbed sleep, stress and associated sicknesses and tense again, shoulder and neck muscular tissues. Indian head therapeutic massage is a splendidly enjoyable remedy which leaves you feeling peaceable, calm, refreshed and rejuvenated restoring pure concord and stability to thoughts, physique and spirit.

What’s Indian Head Therapeutic massage and the place did it come from?

Indian head therapeutic massage is a mixture of therapeutic massage strokes and strategies which is able to fluctuate from therapist to therapist, therefore the reference to it being each a science and an artwork. Every stroke or contact impacts the thoughts, physique and spirit not directly and balanced with the way in which by which the stroke or contact is utilized creates the artwork. Each therapist will convey their very own vitality to it.

Indian head therapeutic massage comes from the Vedic knowledge of Ayurveda; the traditional system of therapeutic which originated in India hundreds of years in the past. Historically, in India, a head therapeutic massage is given from start utilizing oil. In addition to rising circulation the light contact of a mom massaging her child is each soothing and comforting. Their vitality will intertwine; resonate.

Most individuals are conversant in the ‘mushy spot’ positioned on the high of a child’s head. Often known as the fontanelle this membrane coated opening is the area between the 2 bones of the cranium which don’t totally be part of till the toddler is round 9 months previous. Throughout this primary stage of a child’s life due to the fontanelle, head therapeutic massage with nourishing oils can straight have an effect on the nervous system, which in flip advantages the event and functioning of each the mind and the eyesight. Indian moms will even usually place an oil soaked piece of cotton on their child’s head to offer as a lot nourishment to their mind as doable. Historically sesame, mustard, coconut, almond and olive oils had been used. Within the current day therapists utilise the therapeutic properties of important oils which convey many different advantages to the top therapeutic massage remedy.

Round 80% of the inhabitants of India dwell in small rural villages the place the custom of Indian head therapeutic massage may be very a lot part of each day life. Head therapeutic massage is an gratifying household and social exercise and its skilful artwork is handed down from era to era. It’s not simply restricted to household life and certainly in India barbers used to supply ‘champi’ which implies head therapeutic massage in addition to a hair minimize. Apparently the English time period ‘shampoo’ derives from the Hindu time period ‘champi’.

What are the opposite advantages of Indian Head Therapeutic massage?

Common Indian Head Therapeutic massage Therapy will:-

  • strengthen the central nervous system and help all of the techniques of the physique restore and renew themselves;
  • improve vitality ranges;
  • present aid from rigidity and migraine complications;
  • decrease blood stress;
  • result in quick emotions of peace, leisure and calm;
  • present aid from stress, nervousness, melancholy and different stress associated circumstances;
  • improve oxygen and glucose provides to the mind leading to optimum mind functioning and better ranges of readability and focus;
  • improve blood circulation leading to dissolution of accrued toxins throughout the physique;
  • present quick aid to aching, stiff and tense deep and superficial muscular tissues positioned within the higher again, shoulder and neck areas;
  • allow vitality cleaning and balancing of particular marmas (stress factors) positioned within the head;
  • stimulate the three main head chakras serving to to revive and stability thoughts, physique and spirit;
  • promote hair progress and hair lustre;
  • scale back untimely balding and greying;
  • promote calm and relaxed sleep encouraging a pure sleep sample;
  • keep electro-chemical stability which offers rejuvenation and longevity;
  • improve the secretion of hormones needed for the expansion and growth of the mind

The stresses and strains that our modern-day dwelling places on us means there may be little time for full leisure. Many individuals do not enable themselves the time or area to rejuvenate and to revive the pure and harmonious stability that’s important for a wholesome thoughts, physique and spirit.

A surprising 75% of all visits to the GP are stress associated and illnesses similar to digestive problems (IBS, diarrhoea, constipation), ulcers, insomnia, hypertension, temper swings, hypochondria, disturbed sleep, lack of urge for food and complications to call however a couple of can all be attributed to emphasize.

In looking for aid for stress associated circumstances folks grow to be extra conscious of the underlying causes of their stress and so along with being a extremely efficient remedy for relieving stress, head therapeutic massage additionally allows folks to grow to be extra self conscious and thus therapeutic can happen from inside leading to good private vitality.

Indian head therapeutic massage could be supplied with or with out oils. Utilizing important oils will:-

  • strengthen hair
  • take away dryness which causes brittle hair
  • soften the pores and skin/scalp
  • delay hair loss and greying
  • encourage wholesome hair progress
  • nourish the scalp
  • situation hair leaving it mushy and glossy
  • handle dandruff
  • remove (generally immediately) itchy and flaky scalp
  • scale back brittleness brought on by colouring, perming and treating
  • assist relieve insomnia, eye pressure and rigidity and migraine complications.

Every particular person important oil brings its personal distinctive therapeutic properties to the top therapeutic massage remedy.

Marjoram is especially efficient in treating each migraine and rigidity complications.

Lavender may be very calming and soothing, good for insomnia, aches and pains.

Frankincense has the power to sluggish the breath and so is the perfect alternative for nervousness and stress associated circumstances.

The therapeutic properties of Clary Sage are antidepressant and calming making it good oil for Indian head therapeutic massage.

The selection of oil will likely be depending on the circumstances and signs of the person. Typically a therapeutic massage mix can be utilized containing many important oils which won’t solely improve bodily and emotional advantages however add to the well being of the hair.

How is Indian Head Therapeutic massage carried out?

The great thing about Indian head therapeutic massage is that it may be carried out at anytime and anyplace!

While some therapists present Indian head therapeutic massage in a salon setting usually mendacity down or utilizing a therapeutic massage chair, offering the area is clear, enjoyable and peaceable all that’s required is a snug chair with a low again (the top therapeutic massage begins in the course of the again). This makes it the proper ‘lunch break’ remedy or alternatively within the consolation of your personal dwelling. Historically Indian head therapeutic massage is carried out with the individual receiving the therapeutic massage sitting upright on a chair totally clothed however this may fluctuate from therapist to therapist.

Whether or not the room for head therapeutic massage is in a salon, a therapist’s dwelling or the consumer’s dwelling, the therapist will put together the room with enjoyable music, dim lights, candles and a burner with enjoyable Aromatherapy oils which normally praise these used within the head therapeutic massage.

The therapeutic massage begins on the 10th thoracic vertebra and utilizing a mixture of therapeutic massage strokes similar to petrissage (finger tip stress), effleurage (thumb sweeping), kneading and hacking clears the circulation of vitality to the top making it extra prone to the therapeutic massage. By rubbing, squeezing, manipulating, kneading, massaging and tapping the muscular tissues and marmas, which as beforehand talked about, are stress factors positioned all through the physique, on this case within the higher again, shoulder, neck and head, the central nervous system is strengthened. The central nervous system impacts on all the opposite techniques of the physique and so an Indian head therapeutic massage offers the consequences of a full physique therapeutic massage.

Therapists have their very own therapeutic massage sequence, strategies and strokes. As a rule of thumb this begins with the again, transferring to the shoulders, higher arms, neck, head, ears and face ending with a cleaning and balancing of the refined vitality system generally known as the chakras.

Though not all therapists apply chakra/vitality cleaning and balancing, this can be a enormous side and main good thing about head therapeutic massage and definitely what introduced me to this excellent remedy.

Can I carry out Indian Head Therapeutic massage myself or do I would like a therapist?

My very own suggestion is to stability the 2. I’d encourage you to hunt therapist and have no less than one head therapeutic massage a month, two if you’re ready. In between carry out head therapeutic massage your self a couple of times every week. There’s a particular ebook I like to recommend for this goal on the finish of this part.

Do test that your therapist has a recognised qualification in Indian head therapeutic massage.

Do inform your therapist any circumstances and/or signs you’ve got.

Do ask about using oils and their properties to search out the one or mix which is best for you.

My very own introduction to Indian Head Therapeutic massage

My daughter had an accident on her bicycle badly injuring her hand and breaking considered one of her fingers. The physician mentioned it will take round 8-12 weeks for her finger to heal fully and we needed to attend the hospital weekly for the finger to be redressed and examined.

I’ve for many of my life been conscious of my capability to faucet into what I to that time might solely describe as ‘vitality’. I’d maybe really feel one thing in a specific home or atmosphere, know distinctly when one thing wasn’t proper or be capable of decide up on the emotions and ideas of others with out them truly speaking this to me.

Up till the purpose my daughter injured her hand nonetheless I had usually been fairly afraid of this ‘vitality’ and more often than not had shied away from it.

My little woman was in such ache together with her hand that with out considering a lot about it I mentioned I’d heal her finger for her. From the day the accident occurred I’d often sit and maintain her damaged finger focusing my ‘vitality’ on therapeutic it. I’d visualise this therapeutic vitality pouring from my coronary heart, down by way of my arm and out of my fingers to heal her finger.

She was discharged from the hospital after simply 4 weeks. The extra events I spent ‘therapeutic’ her finger, the higher it appeared to look on the surface after which as we visited the hospital we’d be advised it had bought higher. After simply three weeks we had been advised that it had healed fully however we visited once more on the fourth week to double test every thing was okay.

I felt like I had magic fingers. We saved this expertise to ourselves as a result of I do not suppose I used to be completely satisfied that it was my ‘therapeutic arms’ that had healed my daughter’s finger so quickly. My daughter nonetheless had little doubt in the truth that mummy’s magic arms had certainly completed the trick!

Following this I experimented somewhat. My mum had been experiencing rigidity complications and he or she would usually come over complaining of one other headache and I’d sit her down on considered one of my kitchen chairs and easily place my arms on her head and focus my vitality to heal her headache. On most events her headache would go fully.

In Autumn 2006 I got here throughout Indian head therapeutic massage and felt that with my new discovered capability to utilise my vitality it was the proper subsequent step. Thus far in my life I had at all times labored in busy workplace environments and so taking this course modified the route of what I now contemplate ‘work’

I’ve discovered that through the therapeutic massage, notably across the again, shoulder and neck space I can really feel the strain particularly muscle teams and so successfully work on these areas to remove the construct up of poisons which trigger sore, stiff and aching muscular tissues.

Stress is commonly launched when I’m massaging the higher arms and the neck space.

Stress is felt when massaging the scalp and usually the much less freely the scalp strikes the extra stress the individual is normally feeling.

Power is handed from therapist to consumer and vice versa. Earlier than I start a head therapeutic massage I at all times centre myself and focus totally on the individual in entrance of me and on the therapeutic massage itself.

After I work with the refined vitality system on the very finish of the top therapeutic massage I can really feel which vitality centre is most imbalanced. I enable myself to be open to receiving this vitality in order that I’m able to cleanse, heal and assist restore stability. The therapeutic massage closes with a throwing away of this vitality, though refined it is a vital side and thus completes the remedy offering a refreshing feeling of peace, calm and leisure.

I really feel privileged to have the ability to do that; to assist others in such a easy and but extremely efficient approach.

Beneficial Studying

Narendra Mehta… Indian Head Therapeutic massage, Uncover the Energy of Contact

Shelley Costello BSYA (I.H. Yoga Train. Med. Train) MASC (Life Coach)

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