The benefits of Indian head massage are many and varied. The practice of these head massage techniques go back hundreds of years. Being centered on Indian techniques of realigning the body’s natural balance, and with focus on the spiritual, physical and mental well being.
I’m not just talking from my own perspective. A Indian head massage is one of the most relaxing, rejuvenating, mentally stimulating and spiritually lifting massages available. I have discussed this with many people and everyone attests to the healing benefits.
So if you are still debating whether or not to book that massage. Or just simply wanting to know more about this type of therapy, let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits of Indian head massage therapy.
Helps Relieve Migraine, Headaches, and Back Pain
Anyone who suffers from migraines will tell you how blindingly painful they can be. They can totally immobilize you and put you under excruciating pain.
A lot of medicines do not work. Plus, you are taking some serious heavy duty pain killers which isn’t good for you in the long run. So is there another solution?
An Indian head massage is a very good alternative solution. The massage focuses on the pressure points in the shoulders, upper back and neck that releases knots and tension in the muscles.
Migraines are often tied to tension being held in the body. As well as this the head massage increases circulation and includes direct stimulation to the head.
Relieves the Symptoms of Stress and Anxiety
As mentioned in the previous point, Indian head massages increase the flow of blood and oxygen not just to muscle, but the brain as well.
This is one of the best ways to lift those negative thoughts and the buildup of stress and anxiousness. Your mood will almost certainly improve, and not just in the short-term.
Oxygen is important for the brain to be healthy and think clearly. You will experience improved concentration and focus.
Detoxes the Body Naturally
A Indian head massage stimulates the body’s lymphatic system. A vital part of the immune system, and important to keep us healthy and able to deal with illness.
This also increases the rate in which the body deals with toxic waste. You may feel a little more tired than usual after your first few sessions as your body works harder to strengthen up these areas.
Can Help Stimulate More Hair Growth
You can stimulate hair growth as the massage increases the oxygen and nutrients being delivered to the hair follicles in the scalp.
Different people experience different variations of results. Some people are knocked back by how much hair they see returning, while others see no change at all.
What I am trying to say is not to hold all your hopes out on this. It’s a welcome benefit of the massage, but no the most important benefit you’re receiving.
Boosts Energy Levels Naturally
There are some deep rooted healing properties embedded in the long history of Indian head massages. Namely the Ayurvedic concept, and Chakras.
Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest known healing systems. It’s based on the belief that there is a delicate balance held together between the mind, body and spirit. The energy for this is focused on with a head massage.
Chakras are the seven centers of spiritual power in the human body as outlined in Indian culture. A skilled therapist knows how to align these spiritual healing points with a head massage.
Promotes Better Sleep and Relaxation
The feeling of relaxation you get from an Indian head massage can not be matched by many other natural therapies. The effects are long lasting too, you can teach yourself how to relax better from what you experience in a session.
Giving your brain the extra oxygen and pampering also works wonders for sleep. I have had some of the best night’s sleep ever after a head massage.
The key is to learn from how you feel, and what you experience with a head massage. Don’t just go more often if you want to maintain the increased feeling of well being. Learn how to relax and harness the benefits.
Increases Mental Focus and Memory
It’s easy to get foggy minded with all the hectic day-to-day buzz that’s going on nowadays. Giving yourself the time and focus to relax with a head massage is going to slow everything down and give your mental batteries a recharge.
Your other senses will be heightened too. Your sense of hearing, smell and sight will be refocused. You will walk out of the therapist’s’ room with a profound feeling the first time. But it’s a wonderful and rejuvenating feeling.
It’s surprising how much more productive you can be with a refreshed focus and sharper memory. This is definitely among the best benefits of Indian head massage.
A Brief Look at the Various Benefits
Psychological Benefits of Indian Head Massage
- Increased alertness and awareness.
- Improved sleep and relaxation.
- Promotes clearer thinking and greater creativity.
- Relieves the symptoms of stress and anxiety.
- Improves self-esteem.
Physical Benefits of Indian Head Massage
- Relieves knots and pains in the back and neck muscles
- Stimulates hair growth and regeneration
- Improves muscle tone
- Helps improve joint mobility and range of motion
- Strengthens natural immune system
Benefits of Indian Head Massage on Nervous System
- Soothing the nervous system relieves the effects of stress
- The muscle work improves the neuromuscular reflex pathways
- Relieves trapped nerves in the neck and back
- Reduces acute to chronic pain
- Stimulates the production of natural feel good chemicals like endorphin’s
Spiritual Benefits of Indian Head Massage
- Re-balances the body’s natural flow of energy
- Stimulates energetic spiritual healing
- Realigns the chakras healing points
- Increase spiritual awareness and feeling
- Increases deep inner feelings of peace, calm, and well being
So by reading this far, if you’re not already looking for your nearest Indian head massage therapist I’m a little shocked.
There are so many benefits to this wonderful and therapeutic practice. Booking a session for a loved one, or as a gift for someone you know is also a great idea, right?
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I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.