Indian Head Massage
Serving our community for nearly 30 years
Unique Patients Treated
Appointments Serviced To Date
Osteopaths providing excellent care
Years of combined Clinical Experience
Excellent patient reviews
What Is Indian Head Massage?
Indian head massage, as the name indicates, originated from India and is a beautifully traditional practice that is now immensely popular amongst Western cultures. This is due to its simplicity and portability, that allows it to be utilised anywhere and everywhere, making relaxation and holistic wellness more accessible for everyone.
It originates from an Indian alternative medicine system called Ayurveda, (translated as the ‘science of life’), whereby it is believed that the mind and body are intricately connected and thus can influence one another. Through this theory, is is understood that Indian head massage can not only reduce headaches and improve physical well-being, but it can also improve mental and emotional wellness too.
Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic practice that has been used in India for over 2000 years, (since around 600 B.C.), and requires no oils or equipment, making it a very accessible treatment, perfect for newcomers to massage. It is usually done while seated and through light clothing.
Find Out More
Click on the links below to learn more about how Indian Head Massage can help you!
Do Not Delete!!!
How Can It Help Me?
- Most types of chronic pain, including neck and back pain, pain from arthritis and from sports injuries
- Nerve pain including trigeminal neuralgia, trapped nerves and sciatica
- Chronic muscle strains and plantar fasciitis
- Migraines, chronic headaches and sinusitis
- Anxiety, stress and depression
- Bowel and digestive problems
- Tiredness and chronic fatigue syndrome
- Menstrual and menopausal symptoms and infertility
- Bladder problems and irritability
- Hay fever, allergies and rhinitis
- Nausea and vomiting following operations
- Addiction problems – auricular acupuncture (putting needles into the ear) is often used for addictions including alcohol, smoking and binge eating
- Acupuncture is also used during pregnancy for back pain, morning sickness and pain relief during childbirth.
What To Expect
At your first appointment your acupuncturist will ask you about your symptoms and your medical history, plus any medication you take. A traditional acupuncturist will feel your pulse on both wrists and examine your tongue.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to allow your acupuncturist to access your acupuncture points – there are over 500 of these on the body and they may be located far away from the pain or other symptom. For example, although you may seek treatment for headaches, needles may be inserted into your foot or hand during your treatment.
Your practitioner will insert fine needles into your skin at specific places, called acupuncture points. The needles may be moved, manipulated or stimulated electrically and heat may be used by burning a herb called moxa. Acupuncture points may also be stimulated by massage.
The number of treatments you need will depend on your condition. However, you can usually expect to notice improvements within five or six sessions.
Please be reassured that at the Good Health Centre our trained practitioners always use sterile, disposable needles.
The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) represents professional acupuncturists who have an extensive training in acupuncture and the biomedical sciences appropriate to the practice of this therapy.
BAcCmembers practise a recognised and traditional style of diagnosis and treatment therapy. This has been developed and refined over 2,000 years and provides patients with an holistic approach to maintaining health and managing illness.
There is no government legislation in the UK covering acupuncture at present. Unfortunately, this means that anyone can currently provide acupuncture treatment without any professional acupuncture training whatsoever.
Our acupuncturists here at the Good Health Centre are all members of BAcC.
Cautions & Care
Research in the British Medical Journal has confirmed that when carried out by a competent practitioner, acupuncture is a very safe therapy. Serious side effects can occur after acupuncture, but the risk has been estimated as less than 1 in every 10,000 treatments.It is important to let your acupuncture therapist know before your treatment if you have any medical problems, including if you have:
- Fits and faints
- A pacemaker fitted
- Heart valve damage
- Heart or lung disease
- Clotting problems
- Or if you are taking anticoagulants or any other medication including complementary remedies or aspirin.
At the Good Health Centre our trained practitioners always use sterile, disposable needles.
It’s sensible not to plan anything strenuous after your acupuncture treatment because symptoms may sometimes worsen for a short time or you may feel tired and light headed. If you do feel unwell, don’t drive until the drowsiness or dizziness passes.
Occasionally you may feel pain or have a little bleeding or bruising after treatment.
What our customers say about us…
We score 97% from 1100 + reviews.
If you have back pain, whether new or long-term, you know how it can interfere with your daily life.
If you have knee pain, you’re not alone. Frequent knee pain affects around one in four adults.
From a wry neck to arthritis, muscle spasm to a ‘dowager’s hump’, necks are a common source of pain.
Under normal circumstances, the shoulder has the greatest mobility of any of the body’s joints. But when something goes wrong, it can mean pain, limitation and frustration.
Sciatica refers to pain that runs from the low back into the buttock and down the back of the thigh. It may go below the knee and into the foot.
There are many causes of heel pain. These include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinosis, heel spurs, and stress fractures.