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Indian Head Massage. (A Brief History of Indian Head Massage). Indian head massage is based on the Ayurvedic system of healing which has been practiced in. 6 Indian head massage techniques. Knowledge check 1 answer guide. 1. Name the five massage techniques carried out in an Indian head massage treatment. Indian Head Massage includes the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, head and face, or any combination of these. Oil can be used on the scalp as an.
If the client is undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, then a letter of consent should be given by the oncologist. You can even add some circling to the upward stroke if there seems to be a lot of tension present. Healthy hair and scalp. Een Indiase hoofdmassage geven Print Edit Send fan mail to authors. A complete bundle of myofibril forms just one muscle fibre.
The therapeutic benefits of the Indian head massage are comprehensive, suggesting that you make it a part of your overall health routines. They include: Relief from pain and stiffness in the muscles of the face, neck, upper back, and shoulders. Increased mobility of the neck joints. Relief from tension and hangover headaches, eye strain, TMJ, and nasal congestion Renewed energy. Reduction of depression, anxiety, and other stress-related issues Higher levels of creativity, clarity, and concentration, and better memory.
A sense of tranquility, calmness, and positive well-being. Sound, restful sleep that leaves you refreshed.
Deeper, calmer respiratory system. Stronger immune system. Improved skin tone, health, and colour. Healthy hair and scalp. Increased self-esteem and self-worth with greater self-awareness Balanced chakras. However, some people feel the benefits better and stronger than others, but anyone who receives this massage when done correctly should feel relaxed and renewed. Yes No. Not Helpful 1 Helpful Not Helpful 2 Helpful Can I lie down during an Indian head massage? I felt dizzy after a massage and my blood pressure dropped.
Was this because my head was placed in a hole for my face in a treatment bed? You may lie down; it is even better for the body. You might have been dizzy because you had more blood flow to the head.
A careful IHM practitioner would know the ways to balance it. Not Helpful 1 Helpful 8. Lavender, elemi, ylang-ylang, frankincense, sometimes cedarwood, or any of the relax blends from essential oil companies. Not Helpful 3 Helpful I recommend lavender, citrus, or peppermint.
Mix the ingredients together and test on a small patch of skin before using. This is not an authentic Indian recipe, but it works for this massage. Plain coconut oil also works very well on its own. Not Helpful 3 Helpful 8. Tea tree oil is better because it is naturally soothing and has many benefits such as no dandruff and no dry scalp. Not Helpful 5 Helpful 7. Can I do Indian Head Massages at peoples homes?
What equipment do I need? The correct products and equipment include use of disposable materials, using a low back chair for client, hair clips, skin cleanser, skin toner, massage medium and towels. It can be done at people's homes if you can transport all of that.
Not Helpful 2 Helpful 3. Unanswered Questions. Can I be certified energy worker to do this massage for the public or do you have to be an RMT? Answer this question Flag as Flag as What can I do for a parent that feels sick from medicines?
What is the spiritual dimension of Indian Head Massage? Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. By using this service, some information may be shared with YouTube. Tips Before doing the massage, make sure they sit down in a place they feel relaxed in. The use of Ayurvedic oils is traditional, though optional. Make sure it's warmed at least to body temperature before applying.
Warnings If using massage oil, make sure the person being massaged isn't allergic to it. Weeping skin can then become infected Allergy. Psoriasis Red itchy scaly patches erupting on skin The immune system sends out a faulty signal that speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells Chronic recurring skin disease which can be pustular or non pustular Acne Rosacea Redness on nose and cheeks Dilation of minute capillaries in the skin Skin disorder Impetigo Red spot which blisters then discharges developing a yellow crust Highly contagious.
Spread through direct contact and itching Bacterial Milia Small harmless pinhead cysts also called milk spots Manifestation of immature sebaceous glands and become blocked with keratin Benign cyst Eczema Same as dermatitis: Allergic reaction redness is due to Stress dilated blood vessels and as fluid accumulates itching.
Carrying heavy loads and typing at the computer would be common examples. Physical Benefits: An IHM can relax a person and relieve pain in the body. This helps to nourish and protect the hair. Coconut oil — Very moisturising on the skin and hair. Jasmine oil — Has a very pleasant smell which increases body heat and moisturises the skin. Sesame oil — High in minerals and iron.
It is excellent for dry skin and hair. It also helps to reduce muscular pain and tightness. Almond oil — Being high in nutrients. The smell is pungent and its effects are very warming on the body. Mustard oil can break down congestion and swelling in tense muscles and help relieve pain.
The medium chosen depends on the client's skin type. In IHM we usually use oil. Olive oil — Has a strong smell and increases heat in the body.
It can also help to reduce swellings and alleviate muscular pain. Mustard oil — One of the most popular oils used in North West India.
It also helps relieve inflammation and can be useful for dry. Increases the lymphatic circulation.
Petrissage Petrissage is deeper than effleurage and is only performed on warm. The movement must be performed slowly and rhythmically. The pressure must be increased or reduced according to muscle bulk and the degree of tension. Increases the blood circulation. You use the palmar surface of the hand. Aids desquamation. The effects of the movement are as follows: The pressure can be varied according to the underlying structures and muscle bulk but should never be very heavy.
The movement may be performed with the palmar surface or the fingers or thumbs. The effects of the effleurage movement are as follows: This movement will prepare the tissues for deeper massage and link up individual manipulations. Effleurage is used at the beginning and end of the massage routine and is also known as the linking movement. Effleurage This movement is performed with light even pressure. Friction is always followed by effleurage. The hands should be kept close to the body.
Tapotement is a stimulating manipulation that operates through the response of the nerves. It is extremely useful carried out in circular motions. The movement should be rapid. Frictions This is done with the cushion part of the fingers or the palm of the hand. The strongest effect of tapotement is due to the response of the tendon reflexes. Muscle tone is improved through compression and relaxation of the muscle fibres. Tapotement Tapotement is a technique that involves a percussion movement such as cupping.
The forearm muscles contract and relax in rapid succession to move the elbow joint into flexion and then allow it to quickly release.
Friction is carried out using a firm movement and moves the skin over the underlying tissue. You need to explain carefully to the client why you are carrying out a consultation. Use the record card as a prompt rather than a list to tick off. During your consultation. Holistic therapies treat the individual as a whole. There are three skills required as part of the consultation: Work together to set an objective for the treatment.
Verbal Questioning — gain the information required. Are they nervous.
Aim to carry out the consultation sat side by side as opposed to being across the desk from each other. Here you will find out very important and confidential information that will help you to advise and give clients the best treatment.
This third part is only carried out once you have assessed that. Always introduce yourself to your client. Record Keeping Records must be maintained for a number of reasons: The consultation is often carried out in the room in which you are working and should be carried out before the client gets undressed in case there is any reason that they cannot be treated. To track any aftercare advice that you have given the client. Use open questions to tactfully encourage the client to give you information that you need rather than interrogating them and asking lots of direct and often personal questions.
This information will.
Have they had recent surgery? You will need to consider scar tissue. Important Information The following information should be recorded for all clients: Full name. Life changing illnesses Includes: Accidents What implications do these have? Have they had to have surgery? Do they need referral to other professionals? Will your treatment plan need adjusting? Physical fitness How fit is the client?
A client may think they are fit and many will say they are fitter than they really are. You will probably find as you go through that the client will lead you rather than you having to read off a list.
Specific contra-indications These should be noted accordingly. A resting pulse will give you a guide. Are they consulting a GP on a regular basis or under a consultant and if so for what condition?
If so you may need to check further their suitability for treatment. Medication What medication are they taking and for what condition? If a client is taking medication it will give you clues to their health. Many people find it takes a while to get anaesthetic out of their system and may feel low. Another therapist should be aware of what treatments and products the client has had.
If a client is under 21 years of age. Any contra-indications and possible contra-actions must be identified and discussed prior to the service. If record cards are not updated and do not contain a history of services and dates. Client confidentiality must be protected at all times. If a salon holds computerised records. Life changing conditions Includes: These factors will help to indicate which oils or zones to work on further. Records cards must be kept for five years. If a salon only holds written records.
In the case of medical referral. Client records can be stored electronically or filed manually and should be updated at every visit. On the following pages are examples of consultation forms which you can adapt to suit you.
Always allow the client the opportunity to question and clarify any points before signing the record card. What therapies have you experienced to date? GP Referral Required? Practice Name: GP Name: Telephone Number: Energy Levels: Stress Levels: Sleeping Patterns: Hours per day: Additional Comments: Mobile Number: Date of Birth: Medical History Do you or have you ever suffered from: I realise that any advice given to me to carry out between sessions is important and I agree to make every effort to carry this out.
I understand that no claim to cure has been made and realize that treatments should not replace conventional treatments. I agree to inform the therapist of any changes to my circumstances during any subsequent treatments. Client Date: Client declaration: I declare that the information I have given is correct and to the best of my knowledge I can undertake treatments without any adverse effect.
I have been fully informed about contra-indications and I am therefore willing to proceed with treatment. Have there been any changes to your circumstances. Signed Client: The treatment may not be able to take place or the treatment may need to be adapted. Never tell your client what contraindication they may have even if you are sure you know what it is. You may be wrong! If you are ever unsure about a contra-indication then do not treat the client, refer them to their GP. This way you are always protecting yourself and the client.
Be very careful when dealing with contra-indications. It is a controversial subject and you never want to leave yourself open for further implications. We also have to consider other clients, always make sure that your place of work, implements, and you, are very clean to avoid cross infection. These are as follows: There is a risk of a thrombosis blood clot which could travel to the brain. Epilepsy — due to the complexity of the condition, medical advice should always be sought before treating a client.
There is a theoretical risk that over stimulation or deep relaxation could provoke a convulsion this has never been proven in practice. Diabetes — this condition requires medical referral, as a client with diabetes is prone to arteriosclerosis hardening of the walls of the arteries. Severe circulatory disorders and heart conditions — medical clearance should always be sought before treating a client. Increased circulation may overburden the heart and can increase the risk of a thrombus.
Recent haemorrhage — this is excess bleeding, either internally or externally. Any massage should be avoided due to the risk of blood spillage from blood vessels. Fever — there is a risk of spreading infection as a result of increased circulation. During a fever, the body temperature rises to fight the infection. Cancer — medical treatment should always be sought before treating a client.
There is a risk of spreading certain types of cancer through the lymphatic system. Once medical clearance has been given, treatments can help relax and support the immune system.
If the client is undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy, then a letter of consent should be given by the oncologist. Undiagnosed lumps, bumps, swellings — the client should be referred to their GP for a diagnosis. Treatments such as massage may increase the susceptibility to damage in the area by the pressure and motion. Varicose veins — clients may be more prone to thrombosis, so clearance from the GP will be necessary. Medication — caution is advised in clients who take heavy dosages of drugs.
This could affect their response to treatment, making it stronger due to the increased elimination of the drugs from the bloodstream.
Recent operation — depending on the site of the surgery it may be necessary to seek medical advice. Thrombosis or embolism — there is a theoretical risk that a blood clot may become detached from its site of formation and be carried to another part of the body.
Recent scar tissue — massage should only be applied once the tissue is fully healed and can withstand pressure. Allergies — ensure that any oils or products used do not contain substances to which the client is allergic. Massage the tops of the shoulders. Place your forearms at the sides of the neck and roll them outwards toward the shoulder by rotating at the wrists.
After rotating, lift your forearms and move them a couple of inches away from the neck and repeat. When you reach the shoulder, come back to center and repeat this process two more times. Work up to the base of the skull. Continue with the circles up the back of the neck until you reach the hairline.
Lower your hands back down and repeat two more times. Massage the neck. Step to one side of your volunteer, and place one hand at the base of the recipient's neck, and your front hand gently on their forehead to keep their head from falling forward.
With the rear hand, open your thumb and glide your hand up the back of the neck. Don't put pressure directly on the vertebrae. Once you reach the hairline, remain there for a moment with light pressure on the back of the head.
Lower your rear hand and repeat from the base of the neck. You can even add some circling to the upward stroke if there seems to be a lot of tension present. Repeat this about five times. When your rear hand reaches the hairline for the last time, let it remain there. Slowly allow the head to tilt forward without strain or effort. Keep your hand at the recipient's hairline.
Move the head back.
Gently lift the head back to vertical and continue backwards, again without forcing, simply allowing the head to move within its own range of motion. Repeat this 3 times, forward and backward. Massage the head. Step back behind the recipient and loosen his or her hair if it is restrained.
Bring your hands, with fingers spread, to the sides of the head, fingers pointing up. Use a light pressure and slowly move the hands up with a shampooing-like motion, trying to keep the heel of the hands in contact with the scalp as well as the fingers. Once you reach the top of the head, allow the fingers to rise off while maintaining a gentle traction from the heels of the hands. Now lower your hands and move them around to a different area of the head. Repeat four or five times, covering the entire scalp.
Rub the scalp. Bring one hand to the volunteer's forehead for stability as you place the heel of the other hand in contact with back of the head. Begin rubbing the scalp by moving your rear hand vigorously back and forth. Continue rubbing as much of the scalp as you can reach, and then switch hands and repeat on the other side. Briskly rub the scalp all over with just the fingertips of both hands. Continue this for about a minute.
Stroke your fingers through your recipient's hair from the top of the forehead back. Let the final strokes draw their head back slightly and then lay the fingers over the forehead and draw the fingers down and along the brow line to each temple, making small circles over the temples.
Repeat this process three times. Finish up. With smooth strokes beginning at the forehead, slowly work your way to the back of the head. Do this for about a minute, allowing the pressure to become lighter towards the end, until finally your hands float off the head. Know the benefits. The therapeutic benefits of the Indian head massage are comprehensive, suggesting that you make it a part of your overall health routines.
They include: Relief from pain and stiffness in the muscles of the face, neck, upper back, and shoulders.
Increased mobility of the neck joints. Relief from tension and hangover headaches, eye strain, TMJ, and nasal congestion Renewed energy. Reduction of depression, anxiety, and other stress-related issues Higher levels of creativity, clarity, and concentration, and better memory.
A sense of tranquility, calmness, and positive well-being. Sound, restful sleep that leaves you refreshed. Deeper, calmer respiratory system. Stronger immune system.