Indian Head Massage & Stress Management:
Indian Head Massage is a massage therapy based on Indian family traditions & the ancient Ayurvedic system of healing.
Narendra Mehta, now the senior osteopath & massage therapist at the London Centre of Indian Champissage, introduced it to Britain in the 1980s.
The client sits fully clothed in a low backed chair while a range of massage techniques are applied to shoulders, upper arms, neck, face, ears & scalp.
What Are The Benefits?
Indian head massage is now popular as an effective therapy for the relief of stress & symptoms of stress. It calms the sympathetic nervous system, relaxes tense muscles & can increase alertness, energy levels & feelings of well being.
The Physiological Effects of Stress.
You may recognise some of these effects or symptoms of long term, ‘bad’ stress.
- Heart rate increases as more red blood cells, more blood sugar and adrenalin are sent into the bloodstream. Blood pressure rises.
- Breathing is fast and shallow as the body prepares for oxygen demands.
- Stomach has butterflies, mouth is dry as the digestive system is put on hold.
- Muscles are tense causing clenched jaw, eye strain, hunched posture, back ache, stiff neck, frequent headaches.
- Skin & hair are dry & in poor condition as blood supply is diverted away from skin and scalp and perspiration increases.
- Minor ailments take hold of you as your immune system is also put on hold.
- Exhaustion and depression. You become irritable, grumpy, less communicative, less efficient and you lose your sense of humour.
- Relationships are strained as you grow less communicative with those closest to you.
- You experience psychological change. Feelings of despair and anxiety prevail and mental turmoil interferes with your sleep.
- Serious ill-health can develop.
Ten Point Stress Management Action Plan:
As part of your consulation, Your ReVitalise Massage therapist will talk you through a ten point action plan to help you deal with the stresses of modern life.
The key factor in stress management is your mind set - your understanding of the causes of your stress and what positive actions you take. By taking action you are taking control of a situation that has to some extent been out of control.
Use the Ten Point Stress Management Plan to create your very own action plan to improve your work / life balance.