Indian Head massage is easy to perform and requires no equipment. The client does not have to undress and can be performed without the use of oils and waxes. As well as relaxing the areas of the body which are most vulnerable to stress and tension (upper back, shoulders, arms, hands , neck and head) it also encourages the flow of blood and oxygen to the scalp, in some cases promoting hair growth. It can be beneficial for clients suffering from sleep problems, particularly if they have the treatment in the evening and relax before going to bed.
Oils condition the scalp and hair and can add to the relaxation effects of the treatment. Oils are not always necessary or desired, will leave this up to you to decide. In some cases, essential oils can be blended with base oil for the scalp massage. The aromatic effects of the oils enhanced by the fact that they are being used on the head, close to the olfactory tract and so the molecules do not have far to travel. In addition, breathing will usually be deeper and more relaxed due to the effects of the massage resulting in more effective inhalation.
The traditional oils used are almond and organic coconut oil and sesame. All pure cold-pressed and organic. They will be slightly warmed to facilitate maximum absorption..
Lack of fatty tissue on the face, head and neck means the potent oils can quickly enter the bloodstream, therefore the base oils I use are unscented and if scented oils are added it is only 1-3 drops.
Use of computers often results in muscle tension, which can be relived by this wonderful therapy. Most work places have an area where treatments can take place, such as a first aid room or an available meeting room commonly found in many businesses or organizations. The workplace is where stress levels can be high and one of Indian Head Massages key benefits is to relieve stress. Many organizations and businesses are including staff wellbeing as part of their human resources policy, with Indian Head Massage offering an ideal way to meet that need.
If you think this may be a feasible option at your workplace, please don’t hesitate to call and have a chat with me. A small charge per visit to cover travel and set-up for each visit will be added to my normal hourly rate. Client sessions will be booked at your premises in advance and payment settled at each visit.
YOUR CHOICE OF OIL FOR SCALP/HAIR MASSAGE
ORGANIC COLD PRESSED ALMOND OIL
Almond oil contains all kinds of goodies for your hair/scalp like omega-3 fatty acid, Vitamin E and magnesium. It nourishes and strengthens your hair and is optimal for treating hair loss and damage. Almond is particularly good for thick or dry hair that has been damaged by sun or dyes.
ORGANIC COLD PRESSED COCONUT OIL
Coconut oil stimulates hair growth getting deep into the follicles. Coconut oil promotes the scalp health fighting against such problems as insect bite, lice and dandruff. It is a great hair moisturizer plus it adds shine and luster and softness to the hair. It prevents breakage and split ends contributing to hair length. Coconut oil slows down hair loss.
ORGANIC COLD PRESSED SESAME OIL
Sesame oil is highly penetrating when warmed. It is enriched with Vitamin E, B complex and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorous and protein, which strengthens the hair from the root and gives deep nourishment. It also helps prevent and treats premature greying due to its darkening properties, this is one of the foremost benefits of sesame oil for hair. It will form a protective coat around hair shaft protecting it from harmful rays. It is antibacterial and applying to scalp helps to keep both fungal and bacterial functions at bay. Awesome for dandruff. Hair shine and deep conditioning.
Once we have done a consultation, the process will be more deeply explained and a care sheet provided for you to take home. It is suggested that you bring your own towel to wrap your hair in when you leave so if you desire you can leave the oil in for a longer length of time or even overnight for a more intensive treatment.