What is Indian head massage?
Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practised in India for thousands of years, and is incredibly relaxing. Part of the Hindu health care practice of Ayurveda, Indian head massage focuses on your head, neck and shoulders. Indian head massage is a deep massage, which uses a variety of pressure and techniques that tap into your seven “‘chakras” or paths of energy and encourage healing and balance in your whole body. Indian head massage has become a popular component of combined treatments or rituals, including massage and facials.
History of Indian Head Massage
From the name, you can clearly guess the origin of this massage. Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic practise done by Indian women to their daughters. It is believed that these techniques are more than 1000 years old. Head massage is performed by combining different oils such as coconut, almond, buttermilk, olive etc. Those oils are usually used to keep the hair in good condition. However, while massage, the optimum pressure is given on the head provides a soothing feel, which makes a tired person relax.
It was then expanded to England in 1973 by an Indian, Narendra Mehta, who started head massage practice in England and spread to other western countries. He also developed the massage system to the neck and shoulder region, which is usually a traditional practice by Indian barber in this subcontinent.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage
It has many health benefits, including both emotionally and physically. The goal of this massage is to release tension from the top upper part of the body like neck, head and shoulder. Besides, it can relieve you from insomnia, fatigue, and headaches.
Following are the 7 benefits of Indian head massage you can get.
Relief from migraines
Tension in the mid-back, head or even in the neck can turn into headaches and migraines. Head massage will focus on applying pressure on the mid-back, shoulders and arm, which actively reduces the underlying tension in the muscles. Besides, massage around the neck and head increase the circulation of the cerebral fluid that can help to relieve headaches.
Increase hair growth
Massaging on the scalp and head boost the nourishment and oxygen to the hair follicle, which increases the hair growth. On the other hand, kneading the head during the head massage opens up blood vessels, which ultimately helps in better absorption. All the hair follicle needs an equal amount of nutrients for proper growth. Therefore, the more massage your hair receives, the more growth it will acquire.
Stimulates Lymphatic Drainage
The lymphatic system works on removing the waste product from the body tissues and back to the heart. Indian head massage assists this removal process through stimulating the circulation. Besides, it also encourages the natural drainage of the lymph. However, it also brings oxygens and new nutrients to the cells. Another benefit of lymph drainage is, it can treat swelling and post-traumatic facial odema.
Relieves from insomnia and fatigue
Head massage promotes relaxation by relieving stress and tension from the body. Therefore, it improves a person’s sleep cycle.
Relieves from anxiety and depression
Head massage encourages the oxygen supply to the brain, which helps to reduce the anxiety and boosts one’s mood. Besides, oxygen allows you to think clearly along with creativity, which stops you from falling in depression.
Boost energy levels
As Indian head massage works with the Ayurvedic concept, it brings efficient energy to the body.
Increase memory capabilities
As human nature, we often face short term memory difficulties due to disorganized thoughts in our brain. That disorganization makes our brain difficult to collect thought and occurrences. Indian head massage usually slows us down and guide the sensual awareness. These clams down our brain and boost memory capabilitie
Who can take the Indian Head Massage Course?
Our Indian head massage course at D2D is suitable for all level of students from beginners to experts. No one needs any prior knowledge about the course as we will start from scratch. So, anyone can take the course and start career afresh on head massage. Besides, taking a course on Thai massage or Swedish massage will also add value to their career.
However, any previous knowledge or course on any kind of massage therapies will accelerate your learning process, and everything will be easier. But, this is not really mandatory as you will start from zero.
On the other hand, as a beginner, you will not need to bring anything with you as we will provide all the materials.
What are the tutors like at D2D Therapies?
We have a well professional and passionate team who are highly qualified in this industry. You will directly learn from them. Most of our tutors hold level 3 or level 4 qualifications in the head massage sector. Besides, all of them have thousands of satisfied clients. With years of experience, our tutors will make everything easier for anyone.
We are really proud to have them as a mentor at D2D Therapies, who has the ability to educated and enrich students from all backgrounds and ages. Furthermore, all the teachers are always updated with new knowledge and news.
So, a student will have a great opportunity to learn with our well educated and experienced tutors.
What Qualification will you Receive after the Course?
After completed the course, you will receive a diploma certificate issued by D2D Therapies accredited by IPHM and Westminster Indemnity. It is just not a certificate, but public liability insurance to start your treatment offerings.
With this certificate, you can even start your massage therapy centre as well as provide private services from home or mobile.
Additional work needed to complete this qualification
Once you are successfully done with the course at D2D, there is no other required additional work. We usually supply the certificated on the same day. However, sometimes we mail the certificate within 1-2 business days. You are ready to work after you receive the paper in your hand.
Career opportunities after the Course
All of our courses give you the independence to work from home or a massage centre. You can apply for jobs at different massage centres. In a word, you can start earning right away after the course.
Head massage - Side effects
There are few side effects of Indian head massage, but those are for a short time. After the treatment, some clients may feel tiredness, aching muscles or light headaches. However, all of these effects may last for a few hours or a day. On the other hand, after these things are gone, the client usually feels the increased energy.
But, the client has to make sure that he/she doesn’t take a heavy meal before the massage. Besides, before taking the head massage, the client should avoid alcohol for at least- hours. If the client had a recent surgery or had a neck injury, he/she should avoid Indian head massage.
Furthermore, the client should inform the therapist about any medical conditions or any other ongoing treatment. Also, pregnant women should avoid head massage.
Our Indian Head Massage Diploma course covers:
Origin of Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage Effects & Benefits
Indian Head Massage Anatomy & Physiology
Indian Head Massage Freestyle
The Benefits Of Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage Facial Freestyle
Indian Head Massage Client Aftercare
Indian Head Massage Techniques
Indian Head Massage Facial Techniques
Consultation of Indian Head Massage Course
And so Much More!
Indian Head Massage is a Relaxing Holistic Treatment That Uses Acupressure Massage on The Head, Face, Neck and Shoulders, Indian Head Massage is one of the most relaxing therapies for your client. Our course enables you to learn everything you need to relax your client into absolute bliss!
This is a Professional Indian Head Massage & Head Massage Techniques Diploma Course and fully accredited by IPTI -Intermittent preventive treatment in infants, IPHM - International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine and Westminster Indemnity.