The art of Indian Head Massage is based on the ancient system of medicine known as Ayerveda. This healing system has been practised as a family tradition and passed down through the generations in India for thousands of years. Indian Head Massage has recently started to gain popularity in the West. It has become a primary form of stress management in the western world. The massage was originally formulated to treat the hair and the hair follicles, however over time it has developed to incorporate massage of the face, scalp, neck, upper back, shoulders and arms.
An Indian Head Massage lasts around 30 minutes. It is performed through clothes and is a gentle and balancing therapy. At times of stress when often we neglect our bodies, an Indian Head Massage can bring awareness back to the body and the breathe. Similar to meditation, daily worries and concerns may be given some perspective. Indian Head Massage incorporates mind, body and spirit. It is believed that three of the key energy centres can be found in the throat, brow and crown. These chakras relate to communication, intuition and spiritual development.
Indian Head Massage is a safe and gentle therapy, very effective at relieving aches, pains, stress and rebalancing the energy flow. The massage promotes a deep sense of peace, calm and serenity.
There is a close relationship between the head, neck, shoulders and arms. By incorporating these areas Indian Head Massage becomes more of a stress management treatment than a beauty therapy. However, this therapy will stimulate the head and improve hair growth and condition.
An Indian Head Massage is performed on a chair and through clothes. An oil treatment for the hair is optional. Indian Head Massage will usually begin with the shoulders and upper back, moving onto the arms and finally the head, scalp and face. The treatment usually lasts around 30 minutes, so is perfect to fit into a working day or a day off.
Oil is a nutrient for the skin and hair, it prevents dryness. Oil is absorbed through the hair follicles, the oils help stimulate the scalp, slowing the loss of hair and premature greying. In a traditional Indian Head Massage oil has a medicinal purpose, different oils are used for different constitutions, genders and personality types. There are 3 oils that I will offer in a treatment.
Sesame oil is a popular choice, it is heating, astringent and sweet. It contains essential amino acids that are important for brain functioning. Coconut oil is a favourite with women, it makes the hair healthy and shiny. It is sweet, cooling and light. Coconut oil is beneficial for skin rashes, eczema and heat. Mustard oil is the most pungent and is more popular with men. It is sharp, bitter and heating. Prolonged use of mustard oil can prevent hair from falling out because it is stimulating in nature.
The oils are most effective if left in overnight or for a few days, however if this doesn’t appeal a shower is available.
Liverpool Street is the nearest station, however I’m about half a mile away from Shoreditch High St, Moorgate, Fenchurch and Cannon Street Stations.
A few minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station, Bishopsgate Exit, cross the road at the traffic lights, you’ll see a Tesco’s on the other side of the road, turn left, past Boots and the next right, Middlesex Street, I’m on the right, opposite Nando’s.
15 minutes walk. Come out of the station, take a left on Bishopsgate, walk down until you see the Wooden Shades pub, lake a left, crossing the road onto Middlesex Street, I’m opposite Nando’s.
12 minutes walk, come out of the station, take a left onto Moorfields, then a right on to South Place, turning Eldon Street until you see Itsu, the road bends to the right, take a left on to Liverpool Street.
12 minutes walk, come out of the station, take a left on to Fenchurch Street, then at the junction take a right on to Bishopsgate, walk along on the right hand side until you see Dirty Dicks pub and take another right onto Middlesex Street, I’m opposite Nando’s.
17 minutes walk, come out of the station, take a right on to Walbrook,walk past Bank tube station, carry on until Threadneedle Street, then on to Bishopgate, cross over to the right hand side, past Dirty Dicks pub, next right on to Middlesex Street. I’m opposite Nando’s.