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Indian Head Massage is an integral part of the Ayurvedic healing system that originated in India, millennia ago, and has been passed down through generations. The art was  developed by and for women in India with the aim of stimulating long, healthy hair.

Narendra Mehta  introduced Indian Head Massage to the West in the 1970s when he came to the UK to study physiotherapy.  While living in England, he realised that nobody was practicing Indian Head Masage.  He decided to teach this ancient art as he missed the pleasure and theraputic benefits.  He is now internationally recognised as an expert teacher of Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is a technique of manipulating soft tissues in the shoulders and scalp. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head and neck area. A typical massage lasts about 20 minutes.


Indian Head Massage usually begins with working on the the upper back and shoulders. A combination of deep massage techniques and using pressure pressure on release points helps to relax and loosen the muscles. Moving upwards, from the back into the shoulders and upper arms helps release tension in muscles (such as Trapezius and Levator Scapulae) to release stress and tension.  This helps to alleviate headaches.  It also improves the circulation of the cerebral spinal fluid. Continuing with the upward movement, the scalp is then massaged using techniques that stimulate, relax and revive the entire head and scalp.  This increases circulation and promotes healthy hair growth.

Often, Indian Head Massage includes a gentle face massage to aid circulation, improve skin tone, and reduce sinus and headache problems.

It will relieve aches, pains and tension in your neck, back and shoulders, improve the texture of your hair and encourage it to grow. An Indian head massage stimulates the flow of blood, lymph and oxygen in your upper body which will clear your sinuses, relieve stress and help you sleep better.

An Indian Head Massage may prove beneficial by:

  •  Relieving built up tension that can often result in headaches, migraines, neck and back pain.. 

  • Detoxifying the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage - Boosting overall immunity 

  • Improving circulation, which in turn increases energy levels. 

  • Promoting clarity and increased concentration.

  • Soothes symptoms of asthma by calming the respiratory system.

  • Relieves Mandibular Joint Tension.

  • Increases muscle tone.

  • Relieves symptoms of sinusitis.

  • Boosts cerebral spinal fluid circulation.

  • Relieves sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia.

An Indian Head massage may also improve overall mental health by:

  • Relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression

  • Providing relief from stress and promotes relaxation

  • Improving concentration levels

  • Renewing energy levels

  • Increasing feelings of peace, calm and well being.

  • Boosting memory capabilities.