Can everyone enjoy Indian head massage?
This therapy is safe and suitable for most adults. There are certain conditions where you should avoid Indian head massage, including
- Skin or respiratory conditions with a high risk of spreading infection
- Serious dental work if this has left the jaw in pain or spasm
- Severe neck problems that impede its mobility
- Certain types of recent accident or operation
- During pregnancy
With some health conditions I may need your doctor’s permission before I am able to start your treatment, for example if you have epilepsy, or cancer.
If you have any concerns or questions about whether Indian head massage is right for you at this time, just ask me when deciding to book a treatment.
What notes do you keep and why do you need to write anything at all?
To ensure your continued wellbeing, all treatments begin with a health consultation, which enables me to make sure that you’ll benefit from Indian head massage.
During your consultation I’ll check whether you have any allergies, particularly to nuts. I can then ensure I avoid massaging you with any oils containing nuts.
I will keep a confidential record card with any relevant notes for future treatments.
How long will my appointment last?
Your first appointment will last 45 minutes and includes a full consultation and Indian head massage treatment.
Follow-up appointments will last 35 minutes and they include a consultation update and treatment.
What should I wear?
If you would like to be massaged with oils I will provide you with a towelling wrap to wear around your upper body.
If you prefer to be massaged fully clothed without oils, for your comfort it’s best to wear a loose, comfortable tee-shirt.
How will the use of oil affect my hair?
I only use organic beeswax and traditional oils such as sweet almond and coconut for Indian head massage. Massaging such oils into the head can have a beneficial effect on the condition of the scalp and hair, particularly if you are able to leave them in for a few hours afterwards, However, as they will make your hair feel rmore greasy, you may prefer to wash your hair after the treatment.
Is there anything I should do, or avoid after treatment?
To gain maximum benefit from your Indian head massage treatment it’s advisable to drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol in the hours immediately after treatment.
Occasionally, people may feel temporary after-effects as their body starts to expel toxins.
I’ll provide you with an after-care leaflet during your first treatment. However, if you have any queries or concerns don’t hesitate to ask me for advice.