Ayurvedic Head Massage
Indian Head Massage, or Shirobhyanga, is a modality that has its roots in the healing practice of Ayurveda. Meaning “knowledge of long life,” Ayurvedic is an ancient health system from India, at least a thousand years old, that considers disease a matter of improper balance, or lack of moderation. Ayurveda works closely with the chakra system as well as knowledge of various energetic fields, and is as complex and thorough as the traditional Chinese medicine system.
During the massage, a range of different movements and techniques are applied, including deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder, upper back, arms, and scalp. In addition, pressure points on the face are gently stimulated to release the jaw, enliven skin, and soothe deep facial tissue.