Indian Head Massage

with Frances Rayner

Indian Head Massage is an extremely effective therapy in dealing with a range of physical and emotional complaints, especially those that are stress related.

Indian Head Massage Advantages

Indian Head Massage is different to ordinary massage in that it is:

  • Non-invasive; client remains fully clothed
  • No special resources are needed; client sits in an ordinary chair
  • Treatments can be carried out in a variety of settings, both at home and in the workplace
  • An ideal treatment for pregnant or disabled clients
  • The use of oils is optional


Indian Head Massage is based on the traditional system of medicine known as Ayurveda, which has been practised in India for over three thousand years and is one of the oldest healthcare systems in the world. Ayurveda is a complete healing system with a truly holistic approach, embracing diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, detox, herbal remedies and regular massage treatments using essential oils.

In India, a head massage is traditionally performed as part of the treatment given by barbers and masseurs and is commonly seen being performed on street corners, markets and the beach.

Indian Head Massage techniques were originally developed by women who used oils such as sesame, coconut and mustard oils to help keep their hair strong, lustrous and in beautiful condition.

Indian Head Massage Today

Indian Head Massage is as widely practised today as it was thousands of years ago. However it is no longer confined to the head area, and has been westernised to include other areas where we tend to hold a lot of stress and tension.

Indian Head Massage is growing in popularity and has now become a comprehensive holistic therapy that addresses the widespread problems of stress in the western world such as poor posture, accumulated emotional stress, and/or spending long periods in front of a computer screen.

Indian Head Massage Techniques

The massage techniques used in Indian Head Massage are simple but extremely effective. They consist of a combination of traditional Indian techniques and westernised techniques applied to the upper back and shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and face.

Treatment is traditionally performed through clothes and the use of oil on the scalp is optional.

Conditions It Can Help

Common conditions Indian Head Massage has been known to help with include:

  • Tension headaches
  • Eye-strain
  • Muscular tension
  • Emotional stress
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia and disturbed sleep patterns
  • Sinusitis
  • Poor hair condition

Benefits of Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage can help to:

  • Relieve eye-strain and headaches
  • Improve concentration
  • Relieve physical and mental fatigue
  • Improve joint mobility
  • Relieve stress and muscular tension

Regular Treatments

In India, head massage is often part of a daily schedule. Benefits of regular treatment include:

  • Improved hair condition
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Increased energy levels
  • A general sense of well-being

Relax and De-Stress

Indian Head Massage works both on a physical and psychological level and the techniques used represent a de-stressing programme for the whole body.

Indian Head Massage helps to relax taut and uncomfortable muscles, ease stiffness, stimulate the blood circulation and drain away excess toxins.

Massaging the head, neck and shoulders helps to rebalance the body’s vital energies and promotes a general feeling of relaxation.

Indian Head Massage improves blood flow to the head and neck, which increases the distribution of nutrients to encourage healing within the whole body.

It also encourages deeper breathing and helps the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain, resulting in more focused thought, greater concentration and better memory.

Balancing the Chakras

A traditional treatment involves balancing the higher chakras (throat chakra, brow and crown chakras). Stress and tension can cause these chakras to become unbalanced. Placing the hands over the higher chakras helps to re-align the body’s vital energies.

Call me on 07940 865 994 to find out more or book a session.