Indian Head Massage Background

Indian Head Massage has been practiced in India for over 1000 years and is part of the Ayurvedic tradition. The treatment comes from a tradition of family grooming. The techniques involved have been passed down from generation to generation following two paths of development: women developed one part of the treatment to keep their hair strong whilst barbers (Men) developed the other half to invigorate the scalp and head.


Both techniques along with other massage techniques have now been combined to make up the modern version of Indian Head Massage.


The treatment works on the top three chakras, crown, brow and throat.


Indian Head Massage does not diagnose or cure but, but promotes the mental and physical conditions necessary to foster positive good health and prevent ill health.


Massage can encourage an increased sense of self awareness, which often leads to early recognition of stress signals and the realization of the need for mental and physical relaxation in everyday life.


(Mary Atkinson)