More and more people are turning to natural, holistic therapies to treat many conditons over medication (where possible) and as massage is beneficial to all body systems and is a natural and effective way to treat medical conditions, we at The South Wales MS Therapy Centre decided to incorporate a number of these into our list of therapies. All of which are proving popular.
About Indian Head Massage
In India massage has been used for thousands of years to treat mind and body. Indian Head Massage is a combination of ancient techniques and modern awareness of the importance of an holistic approach.
What is Indian Head Massage?
Indian Head Massage uses and adapts classic Swedish massage techniques for treating the scalp, face, neck, shoulders and upper arms. It is extremely effective for treating stress because it works on the areas of the body most affected – the shoulders and upper back, neck and head.
What does it do?
Indian Head Massage has the following benefits:
- skin: encourages desquamation, and thus improves skin tone and colour.
- skeletal system: helps increase joint mobility and flexibility in shoulders, neck and arms. Reduces tension in tissues, making them more flexible which minimises the stress on bones and joints, reducing their need to overwork to compensate for muscles not working properly.
- muscular system: improved circulation helps remove waste, particularly lactic acid, from the muscles, reducing aches and soreness; massaging the neck and shoulders helps reduce tension, stretch the tissues, increase flexibility, release tightness in overworked or tense muscles; stress reduction helps prevent stress-induced muscle spasm in the back as well as shoulders and arms; reduction in inflammation or pain.
- circulatory system: improves circulation, thus improving the delivery of nutrients and oxygen and speeding up the removal of wastes and toxins; lowers blood pressure.
- lymphatic system: improves lymphatic circulation thus speeding up the removal of excess fluids and waste from cells, helping to reduce swelling and reducing the risk of infection through improved production and delivery of white blood cells.
- nervous system: reduces effect of stress thus facilitating sleep, reduces anxiety, slows down heart rate and improves breathing, releases physical and mental tension, promotes feelings of calm and well-being; helps unblock congestion throughout the body enabling improved neural communication; release of tension increases energy levels.
Information taken from An Introductory Guide to Massage by Louise Tucker
Please contact us for further information or to arrange an appointment.
Our complementary Therapist (Indian Head Massage)
“Hi I am Shelley, I joined the M.S Therapy Centre 6 years ago as the Assistant Physiotherapist. I hold exercise classes for clients that have been referred by our Senior Physiotherapist. I also have an interest in complementary Therapies and have recently gained a Diploma in Indian Head Massage which I undertake at the M.S Therapy Centre.”