Indian head massage

Posted on: December 1, 2021, in Areena Spa & Hair

Indian head Massage, is an ancient therapeutic treatment.  Popular today as it was in 600BC and the thousands of years since. Practised in India, as part of the Ayurveda alternative medicine system. With the belief that the mind and body can influence one another due to their intricate connectivity.

The main focus of the treatment is massaging on the acupressure points. In short along the head, neck and shoulders. Circular massage patterns help to improve hair and scalp condition.  Indian Head Massage reduce headaches and improve physical well-being. Similarly it can improve emotional and mental wellness too.

Benefits of Indian Head Massage are:

  • Migraine Relief. Focussing massage on tense mid back, shoulder and neck muscles. Subsequently reducing the build-up of tension. Secondly to improve circulation around the head, neck and shoulders.
  • Promotes hair growth. This massage increases blood flow and subsequently the oxygen in the hair follicles which stimulates growth and hair health.
  • Improved lymphatic drainage.  The massage helps to stimulate and improve lymph drainage and blood flow from your neck. As a result the naturally produced toxic waste can be excreted from the body by the improved drainage.

What to Expect at your Indian Head Massage Treatment:

A typical treatment starts with the shoulders, where the most tension is held. Working into the upper back and  around the shoulder blades.  Moving up the neck, focussing on massage and stretching to reduce tension and stress. The acupressure points of the scalp, forehead and around the eyes are subsequently massaged.


Although recommend to be done by a therapist at Areena Spa, you can do this as a self-massage.  With a little practice and guidance this can be a beneficial skill to have. Most importantly when you need to unwind and relax.  We can easily teach you a few techniques to help you.

Indian Head Massage

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