Indian Head Massage by Therapeaceful

Indian Head Massage is based on a traditional system of medicine known as Ayurveda, which has been practised in India for over three thousand years and is becoming increasingly popular in the west.

The concept of Indian Head Massage as a complementary therapy was first introduced in the UK by Dr. Narendra Mehta in the early 1970’s.

The Benefits of Indian Head Massage

If you are feeling stressed or angry, tension tends to accumulate in the neck and shoulders. This tension can lead to stiffness in the neck and shoulders, eye strain and puffiness around the eyes. Indian Head Massage helps increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, frees knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products.

Indian Head Massage is renowned for relieving the symptoms of stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. It provides relief from aches and pains and reputed to promote hair growth!

However, the benefits are not just physical, the treatment also works on an emotional level as it calms the mind and promotes relaxation. Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate.

The Treatment

During the course of an Indian Head Massage the scalp, neck, shoulders, upper arms, face, ears and upper back are gently massaged to help undo knots and relieve tensions. A range of different movements including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas, followed by gentle stimulation strokes and pressure points on the face.

The session will usually last around 45 minutes and there are 2 options available for this treatment:

Option 1
You will remain fully clothed and seated throughout the session. The head, neck, shoulders and arms are treated. You then lean forwards onto the massage table where the back is treated. To finish, you sit up and the head is massaged again followed by a facial massage using oil. You are welcome to bring their own face cream for use during the facial. The facial massage is optional.

Option 2
You are asked to remove your upper body clothing, and will then be wrapped in a towel. Initially, you will be seated whilst the head and neck is being massaged. Then you will be asked to lie face down on the massage table, whilst the upper back and neck is being massaged using oils. Finally, you will lie on your back to finish the treatment with the facial massage. The facial massage is optional.

Whichever option you choose, the end result will be total relaxation.


Indian Head Massage should be avoided if you have had:

  • recent surgery, or a head or neck injury
  • a history of thrombosis or embolism
  • spondylitis or spondylosis
  • high or low blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • any kind of heart condition
  • cancer
  • osteoporosis

Talk to your doctor before arranging a treatment. Always make sure that you avoid alcohol for at least five hours before the treatment.

Therapies Available:

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Therapeaceful Indian Head Massage

Make An Appointment

To make an appointment for an Indian Head Massage session or for more information about Indian Head Massage, please get in touch by calling Jacobine on:

Mobile: 07905 402 230.

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Happy Customers

"As a person with Multiple Sclerosis I have been receiving the benefits of Reflexology for quite some time now. I started to have Reflexology treatments with Jacobine in February 2004 in the MS Therapy Centre in Edinburgh. I always look forward to my sessions with Jacobine and what with her calming manner and the treatment itself, it totally relaxes me and relieves me of stress. I can always look forward to a great nights sleep after it. It certainly works for me and I would highly recommend it." Lyndsay Gow