Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage focuses on stretching and relaxing facial, neck, cranial and shoulder muscles, easing the daily aches and pains caused by stress, whilst the mind gently drifts into a relaxed state. Not only does it promote strong, healthy and shiny hair, it also stimulates the body’s natural powers to heal itself.

Indian Head Massage has been practised for thousands of years by the women of India and Indian barbers. However, in England therapists offer a more westernised form of Indian Head Massage in order to concentrate the treatment on specific areas of stress; such as the neck, shoulders, upper back, upper arms, face and head. A longer treatment of 45 minutes also includes the hands and lower arms.

What to expect

You either lie down or sit in a chair; this is the patient’s choice. You remove your outer layer of clothing, such as jumpers/cardigans and then you are wrapped in a towel, so massage oils can be used without staining your clothes. Your therapist works on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face using a variety of movements (both relaxing and invigorating) to relieve accumulated tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint mobility. All treatments can have a combination of pure essential oils added at no extra charge.

What can Indian Head Massage help treat?

Chantal's treatments have really been transformational for both myself and my husband and I'm so happy we found her practice

Chantal’s treatments have really been transformational for both myself and my husband and I’m so happy we found her practice. My husband suffered a shoulder and knee injury and Chantal was able to ease a lot of his pain and immobility in such a short time. My posture is a lot better thanks to Chantal’s realignment and I suffered a lot of head and neck tension after an operation, which disappeared with just one treatment. She was also able to diagnose a previous fracture to my wrist, and worked so much on this area that the discomfort has almost vanished within 2 treatments. I can wholeheartedly recommend East Sussex Osteopaths as expert practitioners. Thanks Chantal!

Charlotte England