Indian Head Massage is based on the Indian Ayurvedic system of healing. A calming but energising treatment focused on the upper back, shoulders, neck and head.

Indian Head Massage is perfect for easing tension in the upper body, inducing deep relaxation and relieving stress.



Therapist – Katie Bailey

Indian Head Massage & Massage treatments at the Navitas Holistic Therapy & Reiki Centre, Shavington, Cheshire are provided by Katie Bailey MAR and Hazel Burgess.

Indian Head Massage Treatment Options

Indian Head Treatment OptionsPrice
Indian Head Massage (45 mins)£38.00
Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage (45 mins)
Indian Head Massage (1 hour)£50.00
Bacl, Neck & Shoulder Massage (1 hour)£50.00

What are the benefits of Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage is a treatment focused on the upper body, including the back, neck, shoulders, upper arms, scalp and face.

The aim of this treatment is to relieve tension around the head, neck and shoulders, which if left untreated can often result in headaches, migraines and muscular pain.

Your treatment can include deep massage and lots of acupressure techniques to help mobilise and loosen any tightness in the upper body, relieve tired aching muscles at the same time as leaving you feeling completely relaxed.

Alternatively, your treatment can be a gentle, soothing massage to help to ease any tension in your upper body leaving you feeling calm and nurtured.  This all depends upon your preferences and will be discussed with your therapist at your first appointment.

As well as physical benefits, Indian Head Massage can also help on an emotional level by inducing a deep relaxation to help calm the mind, relieve stress and anxiety, aid sleep and improve your overall sense of wellbeing.

What happens during an Indian Head Massage treatment?

Indian Head Massage can be provided clothed, but is much more effective when oils are used. If oils are used during your treatment, you’ll need to remove your top, but a towel will be provided to keep you covered up and warm too. You will also be given the option to have your massage sat in a chair or lying down

Your therapist will use a suitable oil for your skin and a range of massage techniques over your upper back, shoulders, arms, neck, head and face to help you to relax and ease any tension.

If you would prefer a clothed massage, or a massage without oils please tell your therapist before your treatment.

Also, please be aware that your hair will look at least a little ‘ruffled’ by the end of your Indian Head Massage, so if you have long hair it is advisable to fetch a brush and a band to put up your hair after your treatment if you wish.

Can everyone have Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage is a treatment suitable for many, particularly as it can be adapted very easily to suit most people’s preferences.  However, there are some occasions where Indian Head Massage isn’t suitable or advisable such as:-

• If you are suffering from a fever, or have an infectious or contagious disease

• You have recently injured your head, neck or back

• If you have had recent surgery

• If you have suffered Thrombosis or an Embolism

• Indian Head Massage is also not usually advised during the first trimester of pregnancy

If you are not sure whether Indian Head Massage would be suitable for you then please feel free to call us to discuss.  There may be occasions where you are required to advise your healthcare provider and ensure they do not have any objections to you receiving treatment.

How often should I have an Indian Head Massage?

This differs for every individual. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to complementary therapies.

Usually a few treatments weekly treatments are enough to relieve a build up of stress and tension in the upper body, maintenance treatments can then be continued on a less frequent basis depending on your individual needs.

Some people may find treatments once a month are enough, others may feel they need them a little more frequently.

While Indian Head Massage is a therapy suitable for many people it is complementary to traditional medicine and should never be used in place of care from your primary healthcare providers. Complementary therapies are not a substitute for medical care. If you have, or suspect you have a health problem then you should always consult your GP.

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