Shiro-Abhyanga

 Indian Head Massage (frame)Shiro-Abhyanga – Indian head massage €35/€55

The head is often overlooked when it comes to massage but according to Ayurveda it is one of the most important places to massage as it has profound effects on the entire body.

What is Shiro-Abhyanga (Indian Head Massage)?

As the common name suggests this massage technique comes from India and to be more precise is a Traditional Ayurvedic treatment.  It is type of massage derived from the Ayurvedic tradition that focuses on the head, shoulders and neck.

According to the ancient system of Ayurveda, the head area holds great healing potential. It is an area of the body with the highest density of Marma points (energy channels) and other energy gateways into the body (this is a similar to acupressure points in Traditional Chinese Medicine). In Ayurveda, Marma points are used in Abhyanga & Shiroabhyanga. These points are used to unblock energy channels & encourage the flow of energy (prana) in the entire body.

Through a variety of different techniques, the massage works to release any blocked negative energy in the body that may be manifesting itself as disease or injury in any one of the seven Chakras (energy centres) of the body. It does so by applying pressure to certain points (marma points) on the neck, shoulders and head that correspond to each Chakra (which is a similar approach to that of reflexology). This unblocks the energy channels, and allows for a free flow of energy around the body, restoring the individual to optimum health and feelings of wellbeing

It is therapeutic for many conditions, such as Memory Loss; Insomnia; Stress; High Blood Pressure; Hair Loss; Depression; Chronic Fatigue; Chronic Pain.

At Satmya we take pride in performing Classical Indian Head Massage according to Ayurvedic principles. All the oils we use are 100% natural and organic where possible. We use medicinal herbal oils where necessary.

What to Expect From an Indian Head Massage

An Indian Head massage is the ideal way to get a person “out of their head”, far far away from everyday emotional and mental stress. The massage usually goes between 30 – 50 minutes, and uses certain oils in the hair and on the body.

Benefits

An Indian Head Massage may prove beneficial by:

  • Relieving built up tension that can often result in headaches, migraines, neck and back pain..
  • Detoxifying the body by stimulating lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting overall immunity
  • Improving circulation, which in turn increases energy levels.
  • Promoting clarity and increased concentration.
  • Soothes symptoms of asthma by calming the respiratory system.
  • Relieves Mandibular Joint Tension.
  • Increases muscle tone.
  • Relieves symptoms of sinusitis.
  • Boosts cerebral spinal fluid circulation.
  • Relieves sleeplessness, restlessness and insomnia.

An Indian Head massage may also improve overall mental health by:

  • Relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Providing relief from stress and promotes relaxation
  • Improving concentration levels
  • Renewing energy levels
  • Increasing feelings of peace, calm and well being.
  • Boosting memory capabilities

Tip

Whilst you are bound to feel great after our Indian head massage, there is a good chance you may not look great. Whether your masseuse 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.

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