Indian Head Massage

Lucy Howlett Yoga Teacher Hove

The beauty of Indian Head Massage is that it can release tension in areas other massages can’t reach.  Part of the ancient Ayurveda system of health and wellbeing, Indian Head Massage does so much more than just relieve headaches and is completely different to every other form of massage.  Most people are aware that we carry a great deal of stress and tension in our back, shoulders and neck but not everyone realises how much tension we hold in our heads and faces.  This kind of tension results in headaches, eyestrain and tightness in our scalps which can even impact the health of our hair.  Having an Indian Head Massage at The Float Spa in Hove can tackle all these issues and more.

How it Works

Unlike full body massages that use long strokes to relax the muscles, Indian Head Massage uses gentle pressure on the scalp, face, neck and shoulders to gradually relax the muscles and release tension from the tiny connective tissues that can build up due to stress and cause problems like headaches.  It uses acupressure techniques and subtler forms of normal massage practices to stimulate blood flow which supplies extra oxygen to the brain improving mood and mental clarity.

What it Helps

One of the main reasons people have Indian Head Massages is because they feel amazing.  After a massage, people feel deeply relaxed, stress-free and clear headed.  That is reason enough for having one but they do actually help alleviate headaches and migraines, relieve tension and stiffness in the neck, improve eye strain and remove sinus congestion.  It can also have positive effects on tinnitus and other ear problems and, surprisingly, can help with hair loss and encourage your hair to grow.  Massaging the scalp improves blood flow which allows oxygen and nutrients to reach your hair follicles and this is what encourages it to grow more thickly than before.  Because Indian Head Massage relieves stress and releases feel-good hormones like serotonin and oxytocin into your body, it helps with symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress.

What to Expect from your Indian Head Massage

Like all our massage therapies at The Float Spa, when you book an Indian Head Massage, our therapist will talk through with you exactly what you’d like to get out of the massage so they can tailor the techniques they use to suit your needs and preferences.  There’s no need to get undressed with this type of massage and it’s performed with you sitting upright rather than lying down.   Our therapist will gently relax the muscles of your scalp, face, neck and shoulders before moving on to focus on any areas which are troubling you or, if you just want a lovely relaxing experience that will leave you feeling fabulous, will work through all these areas applying acupressure techniques and gentle massage strokes to deeply relax the tight muscles in your neck and shoulders as well as all the very small muscles and connective tissues of your head and face.  The increased blood flow to the brain as well as the effect of deeply relaxing for an hour or more will leave you feeling revitalised and invigorated with a clear mind and no stress.  Yes, it will leave your hair looking an absolute sight but it’ll do it good in the long term.

To find out more about Indian Head Massage or to book an appointment at our Hove spa, please call 01273 933 680 or you can book online here.