Indian Head Massage has many physiological and emotional benefits. It has its origins in India and dates back to 600BC. It was brought to Britain in 1973 by an osteopath and massage therapist, Narendra Mehta.

This treatment focuses on the face, head and scalp, neck, shoulders, upper back and arms. It is a great treatment to have as a stand-alone treatment, or as an add-on to your foot or facial reflexology treatment. The treatment lasts for 30 minutes. It is carried out with the client fully clothed, it is recommended that you wear a loose fitting lightweight top. There are no oils used within the treatment.


  • Improved muscle tension in face, neck, shoulder, back and upper arms
  • Helps mobility in neck and shoulders
  • Can improve joint mobility
  • Encourages a feeling of wellbeing
  • Can relieve physical and emotional stress
  • Promotes deep relaxation
  • Improved circulation to the head and neck assisting in the removal of toxins
  • Improves lymphatic drainage encouraging the removal of waste products
  • Relieves mental and physical strain and improves concentration
  • Helps headaches, insomnia, bruxism, eyestrain
  • Relieves sinus congestions
  • Can support clients to feel calm
  • Improves mood and alertness
  • May help improve hair loss, thinning and alopecia

What To Expect at Your


After consultation, you will recline on the treatment couch. You remain fully clothed, removing socks if you are also having reflexology, and I will start the treatment with some gentle head holding and chakra balancing. I use different types of massage movements (effleurage, petrissage, tapotement and frictions) throughout the treatment and will work on the face, head and scalp, neck, arms, shoulders and upper back.

Most clients find this treatment incredibly relaxing, and many even drift off to sleep! As there is some changing of position from lying on your back to lying on your front so that I can work the upper back and shoulder areas, I recommend having this treatment first if you are combining it with foot reflexology, and it can easily be added to a facial reflexology treatment or enjoyed as a stand-alone treatment.

After treatment it is recommended that clients drink plenty of water to aid flushing out of toxins, avoid eating a large meal for several hours as the body needs energy for healing, avoid smoking, alcohol, tea and coffee and rest as much as possible.

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Client Aftercare Information

  • Drink plenty of water in the next 24 hours to aid the detoxifying process
  • Rest as much as possible after treatment to help the body heal itself
  • Avoid stimulants over the next 24 hours such as tea, coffee and alcohol as these may interfere with detoxification. Also avoid eating a heavy meal for at least 1 hour after treatment
  • Some reactions are part of the healing process and a sign your body is eliminating toxins. It is possible for you to feel any of the following: light headedness, headache, tiredness, heightened emotions, feelings of alertness
  • As with most complementary therapies, any treatment responses are likely to present within the first 24 hours following treatment. These responses, even if mildly unpleasant to experience, are a sign that your body has benefitted from the treatment received.