Guest Post | Shannon Lemire LMT | LMT, Reiki Master, Thai Massage, IET Practitioner at Holistic Wellness Center
Benefits of Booking an Indian Head Massage
Aside from feeling amazing and being a great way to relax and shut the world out for an hour, the following are some additional benefits of Indian Head Massage.
Prevention of Headaches/Migraines and Back Pain
Tension and tightness in the upper back and neck are one of the most common culprits of headaches, migraines, and even back pain. By targeting and loosening the knots and tight muscles in your upper body and encouraging better circulation of cerebrospinal fluid by massaging the neck and scalp, you can rid yourself of that tightness and pounding overtaking your day.
Relieve Insomnia and Improve Your Quality of Sleep
Indian Head Massages target both the physical and mental stress your body may be coping with, and aim to transport you into a calm state of deep relaxation. Removing muscular discomfort, improving circulation of fluids throughout your brain, and promoting relaxation and enhanced senses help your body’s healing abilities. This rids your body of the stress that is preventing your brain from shutting down when you need to sleep, which in turn allows you to let your body fall into a restful state of relaxation once again.
Reduce Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression
Massaging the head aids in increasing and revitalizing the circulation of oxygen through your brain. Increasing the flow of oxygen to your brain helps regain the proper chemical balance needed to maintain a healthy mental state. The Indian Head Massage will encourage higher oxygen flow to your brain, lifting your mood and effectively reducing a variety of both mental and physical symptoms caused by anxiety or depression.
Too often, we let our brains become overloaded with thoughts, ideas, and feelings, usually being too busy to take a moment to breath and sort ourselves out. When we become too overloaded with information, we become incapable of properly categorizing and organizing these thoughts, which in turns hinders the efficiency of our memories.
The ways in which an Indian Head Massages help to rebalance our Chakras and strengthen our mental and sensual awareness is essentially a “reset” on our cluttered minds. This reset allows us to slow down and re-establish self-awareness, effectively revitalizing our memory.
Revives Energy Levels
Chakras are, in fact, commonly referred to as the bodies “energies”. By rebalancing your chakras, you are effectively rebalancing the energies within your body.By combining this rebalancing of energies with the cleansing of your mental state and the relaxation of your physical body, you will feel a new type of energy throughout your body.
You will feel energetic, refreshed, stabilized, and ready to face the day.
Detoxifies Your Body
Through certain massage techniques used on the neck (specifically the lymph nodes), the Indian Head Massage can stimulate and improve lymphatic drainage and blood flow.
The lymphatic system is responsible for removing waste products, bacteria, and damaged cells from our body’s tissues. This makes it crucial to our immune system and our body’s healing capabilities. By encouraging better circulation of our body’s lymph, we are increasing the efficiency and effectiveness by which our body rids itself of waste and harmful substances.
In turn, we will not only feel better on a day-to-day basis, but we will also target or prevent certain health problems. Health problems can include, swelling of the face or limbs, production of cancer cells, and more. The increase of oxygen circulation that Indian Head Massage promoted – can clear and refocus our minds, resulting in loss of toxins in our bodies.
Promotes Healthy Skin and Hair
Massaging the scalp is proven to promote longer and healthier hair by encouraging better blood flow to the scalp. This is the portion of the massage where adding essential oils into the routine has to most benefits. Different types of oils can have positive effects both on your skin and your hair. For hair health, you want to use Castor Oil, Almond Oil, and Peppermint Oil. All of these oils promote hair growth through improved blood circulation.
For your skin, the best oils to use are Tea Tree Oil, Lemon Oil, and Chamomile Oil. Tea Tree Oil and Chamomile Oil both sooth the skin, which can work to cure a dry or itchy scalp. Lemon Oil is great for fighting dandruff.
CALL (508) 359-7400 today to book your Indian Head Massage.