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What can Indian Head Massage do for you?


Because of the close working relationship between the upper arms, upper back, shoulders, neck, head, face and ears, Indian Head Massage has been developed to work on all these tension carrying areas. By working in this way, the whole body benefits physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Through relaxation, other systems of the body are encouraged and supported to function more effectively.

What is Indian Head Massage

As its name implies, Indian Head Massage has been developed from the traditional massage practices of India. Whilst training in England to become a physiotherapist, an Indian gentleman, Narendra Mehta missed the therapeutic value of regular head massage.


In 1978, he returned to India to research the ancient art of head massage. Using his heightened sensitivity as a blind person to discover which parts of his body reacted most positively to specific moves, Narendra developed a holistic therapy that included work on the face, neck, upper arms and shoulders; areas that accumulate high levels of stress and tension.


He also introduced an Ayurvedic element into the massage to include work on the three higher Chakras.

What to expect during your session

The primary aim of your Indian Head Massage treatment is relaxation. At the start of the first session your practitioner will have a short consultation with you, to take a brief medical history, and ascertain your well being goals, and the focus for your session.


Indian Head Massage is applied fully clothed, however you may be required to remove any outer jackets to allow for a smoother massage. The treatment is performed seated in a normal office chair, and is performed on the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, head, face and ears. No oils, balms or creams are used, and no other equipment is needed.  


Indian Head Massage is non invasive and the entire process is gentle. Despite being gentle it is a powerful therapy that may be enjoyed as a stand alone session, or in conjunction with another therapy offered. 

Indian Head Massage may support the following
  • Whole body relaxation and revitalisation

  • Increased movement in shoulders and arms

  • Easing of eye strain and sinus congestion

  • Support with persistent headaches and migraines

  • Relief from jaw tension and problems

  • Improved concentration and eased mental strain

  • Brain stimulation and eased scalp tension

  • Increased hair growth and lustre

  • Relief of neck and shoulder stiffness

  • Movement of toxins from knotted muscles

  • Increased oxygen and nutrient intake by tissues

  • Improved circulation and lymphatic drainage​

Karen Middleton MRNZ

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