45 mins |£35
This ancient therapy includes massage to your head, upper back, shoulders, neck, arms and face – with or without aromatic oils. It can be adapted to suit all ages. Indian Head Massage is a versatile therapy that encourages a sense of calm and relaxation which is so necessary in our stress-filled lives.
You are seated in a comfortable upright chair with the therapist working from behind. The therapist uses a series of alternate soothing and invigorating movements starting on the upper back then progressing to the shoulders, upper arms, neck and scalp, finishing with gentle strokes on the face. Blissful!
I use a range of Neal’s Yard Remedies organic oils and you are given a choice of aroma and/or oils for back, shoulders, upper arms and neck based on your preference. NYR facial oil range; which includes orange flower, frankincense and rose is used for the facial part of the massage based on your skin type and/or aroma preference. NYR coconut hair treatment which has essential oils of rosemary, cedarwood and lavender ensures that your hair gets a wonderful treatment too! However, if you prefer, you can have aroma free organic almond or grapeseed oil.
You don’t need to have oils in your hair. The massage sequence can be practised without oils through light clothing. However, massage oils can also be used to moisturise and nourish the skin and hair. Upper clothing is removed and a large towel offered for modesty.
Together with two other Indian Head Massage tutors, we run the voluntary Indian Head Massage Community. See here for the website.
Further information here