Ancient Healing Art Finds A New Meaning

September 21, 2018 | By More

We all welcome and crave for that deep relaxation, similar to a shampoo that we have experienced at our hairstylist or barber, during an Indian Head Massage session; and lasting longer than a couple of minutes!

An Indian Head Massage (IHM) treatment is the time for the client to Relax~Rejuventate~Refresh. What I have noticed is an IHM gives the client permission to slow down, over the duration of the treatment to find deeper relaxation, in a quiet, calm and peaceful environment.

Throughout the different techniques of the IHM, marma points are stimulated. Marma points are an integral part of Ayurveda and are subtle points, similar to points used in acupressure and Reflexology, which stimulates the life force. They are found on the body where two or more types of tissue meet, for example, muscles, veins, ligaments, bones and joints. It is known that there are 107 marma points on the body; 37 located in the head and neck areas, 12 in the front of the body and 22 in the upper limbs.

No wonder this technique is so effective!

Another benefit that I have noticed with my client is that it helps with sinus congestion especially this summer with allergy season going on longer than usual.  The client is mostly sitting in a chair during the treatment, with finishing by laying on their back on my massage table, fully clothed, while the face, ears, and balancing the three chakras are paid attention to. By this time, most clients have totally relaxed and this is when I believe the body does its best healing!

For more information about Indian Head Massage or to schedule a session contact Marie Smith, IHM Certified Practitioner at

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