Migraines are a debilitating condition affecting around 6 million of us in the UK. Although the exact cause of migraines are not known, they are often triggered by factors such as stress, lack of sleep and some foodstuffs. While over-the-counter solutions can help control the pain, many of us are searching for more natural solutions.
Indian Head Massage can be beneficial for migraine sufferers. Some people report a reduction in the severity and frequency of migraine attacks from two to three treatments. However, a course of six sessions is recommended.
What is Indian Head Massage?
This treatment originates from the ancient Ayurvedic medical system in India. It works specifically on the head, face, neck and shoulders, using a combination of traditional Indian and Western massage techniques to stretch and ease muscle tension. It is a deeply relaxing treatment that can help boost both the circulatory and lymphatic systems.
What happens in an Indian Head Massage?
The massage usually takes place on a comfortable, upright chair. The therapist stands behind the client and uses a series of alternately soothing and invigorating movements. The massage can be done with or without oils, partially or fully clothed. Each session lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. Clients are given a full consultation to ensure that Indian Head Massage is a suitable therapy for each individual.
Indian Head Massage is a safe and effective treatment. Occasionally, some people experience a slight headache or tiredness, but these reactions are temporary and result from the body’s natural healing processes. Clients are invited to rest quietly afterwards and drink a glass of water to encourage hydration.
Booking a treatment
Learning to give an Indian Head Massage
If you’d like to be able to offer Indian Head Massage to family and friends then why not book on my Introduction to Indian Head Massage one day course on Monday 11th June 2012 in Chichester. Open to everyone. No experience necessary.
Reading about Indian Head Massage
You can find out more about Indian Head Massage from a popular book written for beginners The Art of Indian Head Massage by Mary Atkinson.