Indian head massage is a practice that originated over a thousand years ago in India. The therapist will strive to restore balance and harmony by working on the three higher chakras. In Sanskrit, these areas are called Vissuddha (the base of the throat), Ajna (the forehead) and Sahasrara (the crown).
There are seven chakras situated throughout the body, starting with the root chakra at the base of the spine and ending with the crown chakra – just above the head. When the therapist balances the top three chakras, the rest will vibrate in balance and the belief is that perfect health and well-being will result.
Indian head massage may be dry, or oils may be used. The oils not only nourish the hair but also calm the nervous system, as the roots of one’s hair are connected to nerve fibers.
Important areas targeted:
Indian head massage works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress and its proponents say that it can bring immediate relief. It is also said to improve circulation in the head, enhance the senses, improve memory and promote clear thinking.
People who suffer from headaches, migraines, insomnia, tinnitus, vertigo, and depression may benefit from Indian head massage. It is also said that the head massage addresses the harmful effects of cell phone radiation.
Air-conditioning and artificial lighting of the office environment often cause headaches, as can sitting slouched in front of the computer all day or the steering wheel, which may result in the formation of stress nodules in the neck and shoulders.
Because Indian head massage can be performed anywhere and is just as effective if done dry, it seems to be a good way to relieve office-related stress.
Benefits of Indian head massage:
- Increases oxygen and glucose supply to the brain
- Improves circulation of cerebrospinal fluid
- Dissipates accumulated toxins in the head
- Increases the brain’s pranic energy level
- Help reduce hair loss, premature balding and greying
- Growth and luster of hair is improved
- Improves eyesight and concentration
- Good for the sinuses
- Helps in the development of a six- to nine-month-old baby’s eyesight and brain