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?

    • £39 for a 60 mins appt

Chris Davenport – Our holistic physiotherapist

Impact Physio 2018

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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The office is very clean and my physio, Chris, was very knowledgeable and attentive. The exercises he provided have begun to help in my recovery - thanks a lot!

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I really found the online booking system fantastic quick and efficient it saved me a lot of time . Chris was knowledgeable and very helpful giving me excercises and a lot of advice. I felt completely at ease and found I benefited immensely from the few sessions we had . I have certainly recommended him to my gym colleagues and work associates .

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Following serious surgery I wanted to get back to cycling and running. Booking a Full Body MOT with Chris Davenport at Impact Physio worked a treat. Chris took time to understand the issues I had and how they affected my fitness. He developed a personal exercise schedule, remedial exercises for my knee injury and a plan for getting back running. His 4 week follow up provided an updated exercise schedule to continue my progression. The result is that I'm back cycling and running pain free and improving week by week. Thanks Chris and Impact Physio, I'm chuffed with how it went. Long Eaton Parkrun this weekend!

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A bad back took me to the GPS who refered me to Impact Physiotherapy (Christopher). Thorough investigation and exercises with manipulation over 6 appointment. From the reception staff and Christopher nothing but respect, professional friendship and humour. I left on the mend knowing where to go and who to ask for if it returned. Thanks all involved.

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I have been working with Chris for several years now. I have far fewer migraines, my posture has improved and my IT band issues are a distant memory.

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I'm returning customer to Impact Physiotherapy. Their technique is absolutely brilliant. I could see a progress in a couple days. I would highly recommend this clinic. Special thank you to Fiona and Chris.

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I wish to thank Chris for his professionalism and knowledge of my problems and the whole experience with my time at Impact Physio therapy thank you to all j jay

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A huge thank you to the team at Impact for getting me through a difficult 6 months. Every time I visited Impact Chris was great at listening to my description of where I was feeling pain and the treatment I received always made things ten times better. Not only did Impact treat my physical ailments but they also provided emotional support and guidance in helping me to get the long term treatment I needed for recovery as well as helping me to look at changes I could make for long term success. Booking an appointment was an easy process and I always received emails with exercises we had discussed during an appointment within a day. I would definitely use Impact Physiotherapy again and would recommend their service to anyone.

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Chris made me feel comfortable, listened to my problem, talked about how we could improve it. And made me feel at ease when having treatment

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Chris is a great guy sorted my back and got me going Cheers

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Positive experience over 12 session with Chris. Felt that he listened to establish the problem & gave practical tips to cope with & improve the problem.

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I have been referred a couple of times over the years to impact physio in long eaton and have always recovered quickly from my injuries i wouldn't go anywhere else all staff are brilliant and chris always sorts me out. I recommend this place to all of my clients at work also.

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Chris was kind, professional and thorough and really tried to ease my pain.

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Chris was simply amazing, he practically had to teach me to walk again following a dislocation of my ankle and a fracture to my fibula. I thank him enough for his support and encouragement.

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Chris is amazing! Solved my problem in one session and given me exercises to prevent further problems that I can incorporate into my day with ease! Many thanks!

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I've had 'lower back' pain almost constantly for two years,it's completely impacted my life, it's affected my dancing which I love, my gym sessions, even walking, shopping, doing the house work, after seeing Chris who is totally professional, he taught me which muscle group was causing the pain, how to work with it on a daily basis, which things to avoid in the gym that were agrravating it, he's taught me exercises that I can do at home (or away) and in the gym to strengthen the msucles, I'm like a different person, no longer in pain. I can't thank Chris enough, he's completely changed my life.

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Excellent service from both Rachel, the students and Chris - the interventions are making a world of difference already. I will definitely recommend you whenever I talk to someone who I think would benefit from your services. Thank you!
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