What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage is recognised by the Federation of Holistic Therapists (the largest and leading professional association for therapists in the UK and Ireland), as a natural massage therapy.

Practiced in Asia for over 5,000 years, this healing treatment uses techniques to help treat a number of different areas. These include the head, scalp, face, neck, shoulders and upper back.

What is Indian Head Massage based on?

Indian Head Massage uses the ancient method known as Ayurveda. These are natural therapies that take into account the mind, body and spirit.

What to expect during a treatment?

Your trained therapist will ask you to take a seat on a low backed chair where they will ask you to relax. They sometimes use oils such as, sesame, coconut, mustard, olive or a special blend of oil with added herbs and spices. The use of oils is optional. If the therapist uses oil you will be provided a towel, or alternatively you can remain fully clothed.

How long will a session last?

Sessions for treatment can vary depending on where the massage takes place. For example an Indian Head Massage, which isn’t undertaken at work, can generally last for approximately 30 – 45 minutes, whereas if the treatment is provided at work the treatment time can be shortened to 15-20 minutes.

What conditions can Indian Head Massage Help?

Indian Head Massage is used by people for a variety of reasons. Including:
– Stress
– Tension
– Fatigue
– Headaches and migraines
– Sinusitis

Choosing a Therapist when you have a Health Shield Cash Plan

As this massage therapy is recognised by Health Shield, (the UK’s largest cash plan provider), it is important to choose a massage therapist which meets their accreditation’s in order for Health Shield to accept and process your claim.

To find out more about a Cash Plan or a Private Medical Insurance policy, please contact SMP Healthcare Ltd on 01245 929 129 or email enquires@smphealthcare.com and we will be more than happy to help you.

Information sourced: http://www.fht.org.uk/therapies/indian-head-massage