Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage Portsmouth


Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practised in India for over a thousand years. The concept was originally developed by women who used different oils according to the season.

These oils include; coconut, sesame, almond, olive oil, herbal oils, buttermilk, mustard oil and henna for individual needs to keep their long hair strong, lustrous and in beautiful condition.

Indian Head Massage is a gentle, rhythmic massage for the head, face, upper back, neck, shoulders and upper arms, working on both a physical and psychological level.

Marma points, similar to those used in acupressure, that stimulate life force are worked on the head as well as incorporating chakra energy balancing through the 5th/6th & 7th Chakras.

The head neck and shoulders are very important energy centre’s within your body. If you are feeling stressed or angry, tension tends to accumulate here. This tension can later show up as a stiff neck and shoulders, eye strain and sometimes even hair loss.

By stimulating these Marma pressure points it will help clear congestion, relieve tension in the muscle from the effects of stress, increase mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improves blood circulation, lymphatic flow and aids elimination of toxins. It helps to balance the energy which results in a feeling of relaxation. Thinking and concentration can become clearer as increased blood flow brings nutrients improving brain function.

30 minutes £30

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“Marma” is a Sanskrit word whose meaning is the same as the word hidden.

Many of the Marma Pressure points correspond with those used in Western Reflexology and Japanese Shiatsu.

Marma points are where the three life forces, collectively referred to as the dosha –reside. These life forces are what determines a person’s constitution, and which gives him his body condition (prakriti).

Ayurvedic massages use clockwise and anti-clockwise massaging movements to ‘unclog’ energies blocked in the joints, which restores the dosha and allows them to flow naturally throughout the body.

There are 108 Marma Pressure points in the body, 37 of these pressure points are located in the head and neck.

ChakrasThe word “Chakra” comes from an ancient Indian language known as Sanskrit, chakra means vortex, spinning wheel or circle.

There are seven Chakras in our body in which energy flows through. Blocked energy in our Chakras can often lead to illness so it’s important to understand what each Chakra represents and what we can do to keep this energy flowing freely.

Root Chakra Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded. Location: Base of spine in tailbone area. Colour: Red

Sacral Chakra Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences. Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in. Colour: Orange

Solar Plexus Chakra Our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives. Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area. Colour: Yellow

Heart Chakra Our ability to love. Location: Centre of chest just above heart. Colour: Green

Throat Chakra Our ability to communicate. Location: Throat. Colour: Blue

Third Eye Chakra Our ability to focus on and see the big picture. Location: Forehead between the eyes. (Also called the Brow Chakra) Colour: Indigo

Crown Chakra The highest Chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.Location: The very top of the head. Colour: Violet

Benefits of Indian Head Massage:

Relieves mental fatigue.

Stimulates and improves lymphatic drainage and blood flow and improves circulation

Relieves eye strain, tension headaches, nasal congestion and jaw-ache.

Aids joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders..

Relieves muscular pain, stiffness and tension by relaxing the muscles and removing toxins

Increases blood supply to the scalp brings nourishment and oxygen to the hair follicle, therefore promoting strong healthy shiny hair and hair growth.

Psychological Effects:

Alleviates stress, anxiety, lethargy and mild depression.

Increases self-esteem and self worth.

Increased alertness and improves concentration.

Aids insomnia and gives a more restful, refreshing sleep.

Aids relaxation and brings a sense of calmness and positive well being.

Re-balances and revitalises the energy flow to the body.

What Conditions Can An Indian Head Massage Help With?

The therapeutic effects of Indian Head Massage last long after the treatment is over. The short and long-term benefits are individual, varied and cumulative and can help to:

Tension Headaches / Migraines

Stress, Anxiety, Depression

Muscle tension – neck, shoulder stiffness

Tinnitus and other ear problems

Eye strain

Sinus congestion


Helps hair loss and thinning

Indian Head Massage involves massage and acupressure techniques, small circular motions with a very low pressure on the “Marma” pressure points of the head and neck as well as manipulating the soft tissues on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face.

The effect is not just physical: it works on an emotional level too, calming the mind, promoting relaxation and relieving stress. It also works on the chakras, which has a powerful effect and can bring the energy of the whole body back into balance.

Indian Head Massage is non-invasive, people can remain fully clothed. This treatment is very beneficial for clients who sit at a desk all day or are unable to lie on a couch as it is performed sitting up in a chair.

Fractionated Coconut Oil is used throughout the treatment, although can be carried out without oil.

After A Treatment

You should feel relaxed, possibly sleepy or invigorated after a treatment. It is important not to do anything strenuous after treatment. It is possible that you may be slightly emotional too, is caused by the cleansing of the mind and emotions, due to the re-balancing of the chakras. It is also important to drink plenty of water both after a treatment and throughout the rest of the day to help with detox. Should you feel the onset of a headache, this is your body detoxing and the effects should be eliminated by drinking plenty of water.



Whilst you are bound to feel great after our Indian head massage, there is a good chance you may not look great. Whether you have has chosen to use oils or not, your hair will look tussled and potentially like you haven’t washed out your conditioner from a week ago! Make sure to take a hairbrush and band, or a hat to wear on the way home from your session. To remove the oil residue apply shampoo first to dry hair and wash, then rinse off and apply more shampoo.

How about combining an Indian Head treatment with Reflexology, have a look at the pamper packages available