When looking for a holistic or massage therapy the most common treatment people would go for would be a Swedish massage or Aromatherapy. Both fabulous treatments in their own rights but what about choosing an Indian Head massage?
Most of my clients who book an Indian head massage are doing so for the for the first time. Some have never even heard of an Indian head massage or they may know of someone who has experienced one while on holiday. The key thing to remember is that an Indian head massage with me would be very different from one experienced in India.
A complimentary therapy...
Indian head massage as we know it in Britain is the product of a man called Dr Narendra Mehta. After moving to Britain in the 1970's he began to miss the benefits of massage that he had experienced in India. Massage is a staple of family life in India in where whole families participate from birth through to old age. It enforces the family bond while also having a multitude of benefits. Massage is also practised by barbers.
Dr Mehta returned to india and studied the techniques he saw there and finally his own western version of indian head massage was born. Incorporating the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck and scalp that can be adapted to suit almost everyone. I trained with Jackie Hamilton school of therapies here in Norwich 2 years ago and have been practising ever since.
Why try an Indian head massage?
Any where, Any time...
Indian head massage can literally be taken anywhere, all you need is a chair. The massage can be practised with oils allowing for a more tailored massage experience or over the clothes making it ideal for those at work with limited time or in a care setting. The length of the massage can also vary greatly from a 15 minute pick me up to a 40 minute relaxation session.
Practising as a mobile holistic therapist has its ups and downs but knowing that the client is left feeling relaxed and comfortable at home personally gives me great satisfaction of a job well done. Of course for those clients wishing to get away for some relaxation are more than welcome to come to me where i offer a relaxing home from home experience.
I am also available for family get togethers, pamper parties and events. I offer informal relaxing sessions that are suitable for all the family.
Suitable for all....
As with all complimentary therapies there are contra indications. These are circumstances where massage would be unsuitable and in some cases you would be recommended to speak to your doctor first before going ahead with treatment. Bearing that in mind Indian head massage is generally noted as a safe and non invasive massage therapy making it suitable for most. Even so a good therapist will always require a full consultation form to be filled in. While this is a boring part of the treatment and can at times seem invasive in its questions it will give your therapist a good understanding of any medical conditions and wether massage would be a safe step forward. If you have any queries or questions about wether Indian head massage is suitable for you please just ask.
For your information some of the contraindications are as follows:
Indian head massage is widely used in care homes, respite centres and schools and in the work place. It is suitable for those with special needs with the benefits freely available in the form of books and research. An invaluable book on how Indian head massage can be adapted that I have been reading is "Indian Head Massage for Special Needs" by Giuliana Fenwick. This has been particularly helpful in aiding me to adapt Indian head massage for my own daughter who has ADD, Anxiety and OCD.
A recap of the Benefits of an Indian head massage...
Try it for yourself today....
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