Ayurveda, or otherwise known as ‘the Mother of all healing’ has been practised in India for over 5 thousand years, and is a holistic approach to healing science. Just like the roots of a tree govern the entire plant, Ayurveda sees our mind as the operational centre for our entire body. Since it began Ayurveda has used the Indian head massage or ‘Shiroabhyanga’ (pronounced she-ro-abi-anga) has been used daily by millions as part of their essential routine and practised in luxury spas worldwide because of its relaxing effects and many known health benefits that help create beauty from the inside out:
- Supports the nervous system by alleviating stress
- Stimulates the lymphatic system to eliminate toxins
- Relieves neck and shoulder stiffness
- Increases oxygen uptake and improves circulation
- Eliminates dandruff and nourishes the scalp
- Promotes hair growth and restores strength and shine
During these stressful and uncertain times, we all need to prioritise our health and make sure we are taking the time to relax. We’ve got the step-by-step guide from the experts themselves on how to perform an Indian Head Massage on yourself or a loved one to reap the therapeutic benefits this ancient technique has to offer.
How to perform an Indian Head Massage
Step 1: Pick your oil
Depending on what your main goal is, whether that’s relaxation, to soothe inflammation, aid hair growth or help you get a better night’s sleep, you will need to select the correct oil blended to target your concern.
For hair growth, strength & a healthy scalp