Reflexology & Indian Head

What is Reflexology?

The ancient healing art of reflexology has been practised for thousands of years. The early Indian, Chinese and Egyptians were the first to use it. Reflexology uses subtle energies of the feet to balance and harmonise the being, so that one may attain and maintain health and well being. Quite simply everything that happens in the being is reflected in the feet and everything that happens in the feet is relayed to the body.

How Can Reflexology Help You?

Touch always brings a reaction. Reactions to reflexology range from delight and pleasure to unnoticeable to mild/strong emotions and physical sensations. This is called the ‘healing reaction’. Learn to listen to your body. The body has the ability to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease it is in a state of ‘imbalance’ and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourage healing.

Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is based on the ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years. It provides Indian families with relaxation and healing on a daily basis, as well as playing a part in rituals such as weddings and births.

How does it work?

The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders.

What does it involve?

The client, fully clothed, sits in a massage chair for the treatment. The therapist uses a range of different movements including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. The session will usually last from twenty to forty-five minutes, and most therapists like their clients to sit quietly for ten or twenty minutes once the massage has been completed.

What is it good for?

Indian head massage is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate.

What are the benefits?

Indian head massage helps increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, frees knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products. It is particularly good for reducing the effects of stress and tension.