Indian Head Massage – New to Elstead Chiropractic and Therapies

We are excited to now be offering Indian Head Massage at Elstead Chiropractic and Therapies, with Heather Preston. Take advantage of the website offer running during May 2017 for a discount on your first appointment.

What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage is usually a seated massage therapy that involves specific massage techniques on the upper back, arms, shoulders, neck, scalp, face and ears.  The client sits on a comfortable upright chair and the therapist stands behind using a series of alternative soothing and invigorating movements.  This treatment can be enjoyed with or without oils whilst the client is fully or partially clothed, if oils are used on the skin, then upper clothing is removed and a large towel offered for modesty…. Indian Head Massage can be a deeply relaxing therapy or stimulating depending on client need – faster movements can increase energy, memory and circulation which help during exam season!

What are the Benefits?

The physical and psychological benefits are personal to each client, but it has become a popular therapy for easing muscle tension in the upper back, neck & shoulders as well as helping ease headaches, migraines and sinus problems.  It has become a popular therapy for easing muscle tension, promoting relaxation and bringing an overall sense of well-being in today’s stressful society.  Indian Head Massage can provide a vital “nurturing touch” so often missing from many people’s lives It can also be beneficial for people wh0 may not feel comfortable removing clothing and people who would find it uncomfortable removing clothing and for those who would find it uncomfortable to lay down to receive massage.  Essential oils and carrier oils can be used to enhance the benefits and help moisturise and nourish the skin or hair. The traditional massage oils used include sweet almond oil, coconut, olive, mustard, sunflower and sesame which can be blended with essential oils.