Indian Head Massage - The History

The true origins of Indian Head Massage lie in the ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda. It was developed by holy men (Rishis) from the Himalayan region of India around 1800BC.

These holy men promoted living a holistic way of life using meditation, diet, exercise and massage, using herbal oils and hereby creating a harmony within ones whole self.

Massage, having been part of daily life in India for thousands of years, is an acknowledged method of cleansing and maintaining the health of the body and is understood to be beneficial in achieving joy and inspiration.

To this day, the tradition of Indian Head Massage is still carried out in modern India. More than any other part of the body, the head represents who we are, being the centre of our nervous system and home to our identity and intelligence.

Head massage is an invaluable treatment and helps to relieve stress related problems such as: neck and shoulder stiffness, eyestrain and headaches. A thin layer of muscle covers the skull, which can tighten when we are feeling tense. Indian Head Massage can help relieve this tension, which in turn may alleviate anxiety and relax the whole body.

Poor diet, everyday stress, lack of fresh air and exorcise can all lead to problems surrounding he head, neck and shoulders and Indian Head Massage is a gentle yet effective therapy, often bringing immediate relief.

Alison Thorpe

4TherapyUK