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INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE CASE STUDY Client : Osman Khan Osman is 20 years old student. He suffers from stress related eczema occasionally. At present he is showing signs of anxiety related stress, as he is taking his exams. His need to unwind and relax is quite obvious from his body language. He is otherwise healthy and is not under any medication. He keeps his eczema under control by having his body massaged with olive oil straight after his shower daily. TREATMENT PLAN I have discussed a treatment plan with him to help him relax, concentrate and develop clear thinking by having twice weekly sessions at 8'o' clock Tuesday and Thursday evening so that he can sleep straight away after his treatment. I hope to relax him enough to have sound sleep and relief from his eczema out burst, which does not help his present stressful situation. Improvement in concentration would help him deal better with his exam situation and boost his confidence. Improvement in circulation to the skin would help encourage skin cell regeneration. I would be using olive oil as massage medium, as his skin is use to it and the last thing I want at this stage is to irritate his skin. ...read more.

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During the massage, I felt tension in his upper back muscles, he thoroughly enjoyed heal of hand rub around the scapula and tension relief roll up moves around the spine. Relaxing and appreciative sounds were also noticed during massage moves on the neck area, temples, pressure points on the head and eye area. At the end of the massage he felt relaxed, tired and sleepy. 2) During the second session there was a rhythm for relaxation as he was guiding me towards the areas where he felt tension and was very helpful to help me achieve the right pressure with which he was comfortable. 3) He seems to be finding the massage quite relaxing and feels a noticeable difference in the mornings as far as the fatigue is concerned. 4) Reports definite improvement in sleep patterns. Advised to continue with the treatment. 5) Looks forward to the massage and appears more relaxed. 6) As massage seems to be helping him to unwind and relax, I have advised him to continue with it at least once a week. INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE CASE STUDY CLIENT: HANA RASHED KHAN Hana is an active 8 year old who is always on the go. ...read more.

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CONCLUSION After 6 sessions the overall effect was relief from physical and mental tension. Relief from eyestrain and better sleeping pattern aided clearer thinking which is an asset in his job. The sessions also gave him an opportunity to take time out from a busy schedule and focus on himself alone and relax. The results were welcoming therefore I would strongly recommend that he should continue with at least one session a week in order to gain relief and to manage stress better. CONCLUSION Osman was bit unsure at the start but by the end of first session the relaxation factor was obvious. He was impressed by the fact that he was sleeping better after the sessions and was not waking up in the middle of the night with eczema discomfort (deep sleep). Clear thinking is also helping him to focus better on his studies. I would recommend that he should have Indian head massage at least once a week and may be twice weekly when he has an eczema outburst to calm him down and aid better sleep and relief from itching. The more relaxed he is the better his concentration and thinking would be. He agrees to the suggestion but wants the sessions to be twice weekly. ...read more.

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