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5 benefits of Tibetan Head Massage

Updated: May 8

All types of massage offer a host of holistic benefits for body and mind – and one of my personal favourites is Tibetan Head Massage. Today I’m sharing five of the many wonderful benefits this special type of massage can bring - but first, let’s take a look at what Tibetan Head Massage is, and how it works.

What is Tibetan Head Massage?

Tibetan Head Massage (like Indian Head Massage) is a therapeutic head massage technique which was originally practiced across South East Asia, first developed over a thousand years ago. Since then it’s evolved significantly to include the arms, upper back, shoulder and neck area, as well as incorporating some of the upper chakras for rebalancing and restoration. A head massage is a soft tissue massage, which helps to ease muscular tension, increase blood flow to the scalp and release any blockages that may be causing you pain or discomfort.

Treatment lasts between 40-45 minutes, during which time I’ll apply flowing movements across targeted areas and acupressure points, with or without natural oils which also help to nourish and soothe the skin.

Who is Tibetan Head Massage best suited to?

Absolutely anyone can benefit from this gentle and invigorating head massage – and it offers targeted support for a number of specific concerns, including:

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Jaw clenching and teeth grinding

  • Hair loss/thinning

  • Sinus blockages

  • Chronic stress/anxiety/tension

Benefits of Tibetan Head Massage

1/ Ease tension

Many of us hold a lot of tension around the face, head, neck and shoulders – often without realising. Increased screen time also contributes to this, as we spend much of our day hunched over looking at a phone, computer or tablet. Over time this habitual tension can cause a number of problems, from poor posture and headaches to dental issues. Tibetan Head Massage actively helps to release the muscles in these areas, helping to improve the symptoms of jaw tension, teeth grinding and neck strain.

2/ Support detoxification

Any type of massage works with one of the body’s principal detoxification systems – the lymphatic system. Through focusing on specific acupressure points Tibetan Head Massage supports more efficient detoxification, moving lymph to the lymph nodes in the head and neck so that it can be cleansed and redistributed. This has a number of benefits including soothing blocked sinuses, clearing congested skin and supporting overall health as a result of stimulating the lymphatic system.

3/ Aid hair growth

Hair loss is one of the most common conditions in the UK, affecting 70% of men and 50% of women throughout their lifetime. Whether you’re struggling with stress, have just had a baby or are undergoing cancer treatment, hair loss can be incredibly distressing and frustratingly difficult to treat. Tibetan Head Massage has long been used to help strengthen the scalp and hair follicles, encouraging healthy hair growth. A combination of boosting circulation through manual massage and active ingredients within the natural oil blends used helps to stimulate hair growth and ensure that your scalp is well-nourished. Over time, you should start to see noticeably faster and thicker hair growth with regular treatments.

4/ Reduce pain

Massage naturally offers a host of relaxing and pain-relieving benefits for all types of pain – and Tibetan Head Massage offers targeted relief. As mentioned above, many of us unknowingly carry a lot of tension around the head, neck, face and shoulders – which over time results in pain. A lot of common complaints of pain in these areas such as headaches and migraines, sinus pain, jaw pain and aching muscles are due to the tension we unconsciously hold. Massage helps to soften and release these areas of tension, helping to alleviate pain.

5/ Deep relaxation

Tibetan Head Massage is deeply relaxing – the gentle touch, flowing strokes and aroma of the oils used all combine to bring about lasting relief from stress and tension. We all need a little space and time to come back to ourselves and take a break from the stresses and strains of life sometimes – and massage is the perfect way to do this. Carving out just an hour to practice self-care and give back to yourself on a regular basis will have a significantly positive impact on your emotional and physical wellbeing over time.

Book a Tibetan Head Massage with me today: Either visit my website or click here to book online

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