Indian Head Massage

Did you know you have muscles in your scalp? These muscles can develop tension due to anxiety, stress and postural strain. This tension can restrict the flow of blood in the scalp causing a build up of waste products, which can result in tension headaches and referred pain into the jaw, neck and shoulders. This can also contribute to some forms of sinusitis, tinnitus and also eyestrain caused by prolonged computer use.

How can Indian head massage help?

Indian head massage is performed seated using a variety of massage and acupressure techniques to the scalp, face, neck and shoulders, performed with or without hair oils. It provides a sense of enhanced well being, alleviating muscular tension, stress and anxiety.

New clients

There is no requirement to have a course of sessions, some clients attend for one session, whilst others may choose to attend once a month or so. We can also help you determine whether there are factors within your work environment for example, such as computer set up or seating which is contributing to your problems and advise how to address these.

  • Where is it available?

    • Long Eaton
      Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
    • Pride Park
      Wednesday

  • What is the cost?

    • £30 for 45 mins

Chris Davenport – Our holistic physiotherapist

Chris graduated as a physiotherapist from Leeds University in 1997, starting his career at Rotherham General hospital and has worked in private practice since 2002.

His last role included running a sports injury clinic for students at Loughborough University where he has gained experience treating both elite and recreational athletes from a range of sports. He has undergone additional training in Indian head massage and reflexology, whilst completing postgraduate training in orthopaedic medicine and manual therapy also.

He was physiotherapist for the City of Sheffield (senior men) athletics team and has worked with the North East regional athletics team in Portugal, at the British Transplant Games and also with the London Marathon medical team.

“I like to understand the mechanisms which prevent an injury from recovering and use a variety of treatment techniques to correct any contributing factors, whilst targeting the source of the pain.”

Is Indian Head Massage right for me?

Indian head massage isn’t appropriate for everyone and not advisable where you have any of the following:

  • Recent head or neck injury
  • Recent Surgery
  • History of thrombosis or embolism
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Recent haemorrhage
  • Bruising, open cuts and abrasions in the treatment area
  • History of a stroke or other neurological condition
  • Diabetes
  • Epliepsy
  • Migraine – at the time of treatment
  • Eczema, psoriasis
  • Skin Infections
  • Scalp infections
  • Intoxication
  • Thyroid disorders

Please consult with your GP or get in touch with us before booking your appointment if you are unsure.

Effects of Indian head massage

Indian head massage is uplifting but you may feel tired or a little sore for a short time afterwards, due to it’s detoxifying effects. It’s good to drink some water after your treatment and avoid vigorous activity immediately afterwards.

We use a variety of hair oils which can also help improve the nourishment of your scalp in addition to their uplifting effects. Examples of some of the oils we use include sweet almond, coconut, jasmine, mustard and some blended hair oils. Only a small amount of hair oil is applied to the scalp when required, but it may cause your hair to smell perfumed or appear slightly greasy, so please consider whether you would like oil to be used.

Please get in touch if you have any allergies or sensitivities particularly to nuts or perfumes before treatment, so any such products can be avoided.

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