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Indian Head Massage Treatment

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Provide Indian Head Massage Treatment Effects and Benefits History of Indian Head Massage The traditional art of Indian Head Massage is based on the ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda, which has been practised in India for thousands of years. The word 'Ayurveda' comes from Sanskirt and means 'the science of life and longevity. The Ayurvedic approach to health is the balance of body, mind and spirit, and the promotion of long life. Ayurveda teaches that there are five elements: * Ether (space) * Air * Fire * Water * Earth These underline all living systems are constantly changing throughout life. When any of theses elements are imbalanced in the environment, they will have an influence on how an individual feels. The time of day and seasons are just two of the influences on these elements. Eight important contra-indications to Indian Head Massage Skin or scalp infections - Clients with this would be avoided because of the risk of cross-infection. Examples: scabies, conjunctivitis, herpes simplex, ringworm, pediculosis, folliculitis, impetigo and tinea capitis Fever/high temperature - this is a contra-indication because of the risk of spreading infection as a result of the increased circulation. During fever, the body's temperature rises as a result of infection. ...read more.

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the massage Three most popular oils to Indian Head Massage Coconut oil - a light oil that is very moisturising and softening on the skin and hair. It also helps to relieve inflammation. Coconut oil is traditionally used in the spring, because it helps to keep the head cool. Mustard oil - has a very warming effect by increasing body heat. It is also well known for its ability to break down congestion and swellings from tense muscles to relieve pain. As heat is created, this oil is particularly recommended for use during the winter, but the warmth created by using this oil is also beneficial to clients with arthritis. Using mustard oil with a small amount of turmeric power can help dryness of the scalp Sesame oil - sesame seeds are very high in minerals such as iron, calcium and phosphorus which help to strengthen, nourish and protect the hair. Sesame oils also help to improve skin texture, reduce swellings and alleviate muscular pain. Sesame oil is said to be effective in preventing hair from turning grey. There are also claims that it can restore hair to its natural colour. Really good for dry scalp and hair. Ideal to use in summer as it provides some protection from sun rays. ...read more.

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Location - at the base of the neck Element - Ether Colour association - blue Sense - hearing Relevance - Concerned with communication and expression. Energy levels effect - pharyngeal nerve plexus, organs of throat, neck, nose, mouth, teeth and ears. Imbalance - May effect a persons willingness to hear, may lead to frustration and tension from not being able to express emotions. The brow chakra (Ajna) Location - in the middle of the forehead, over the 'third eye' area Element - Mind Colour association - indigo Relevance - Is the storehouse of memories and imagination associated with intellect, understanding and intuition Energy levels affect - Nerves of the head, brain, eyes and face. Imbalance - Can lead to headaches and nightmares. The person may be oversensitive to others feelings, being afraid of success, be non-assertive and undisciplined. The crown chakra (Sahasrara) Location - on top of the head Element - Spirit Colour association - violet Relevance - Concerned with thinking and decision making. Energy levels affect - the brain and rest of body Imbalance - May show as being unable to make decisions or may reflect in those who are unwilling or afraid to open their own spiritual potential. ?? ?? ?? ?? Stephanie Powell (c) 27/11/05 - 1 - ...read more.

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