With Roberto Valeri
Indian Head Massage is a relaxing and enjoyable treatment of the head, neck, shoulders and scalp, and includes careful stimulation of pressure points located in these areas. It is especially beneficial for those suffering from nervous stress and insomnia, neck and shoulder stiffness, scalp tension, hair loss, tension headaches, eye and ear problems, sinusitis and respiratory congestion.
Head massage has been practised in India for well over a thousand years. Originally employed by women to keep their long hair healthy, the treatment stemmed from the belief that the secret behind the growth of lustrous hair lay in regular massage of the scalp with oils. While oils such as coconut, sesame and olive improve the texture of the hair, scalp massage stimulates the local circulation of blood. This has a nourishing effect on the roots of the hair, and helps to prevent hair loss.
Indian Head Massage is also deeply relaxing — an effortless yet effective way to release mental and physical tension, and achieve a calm state of mind. The sense of well-being that follows a treatment has to be experienced to be fully understood. On the other hand, a more stimulating head massage treatment helps to clarify the mind, and enables one to concentrate without tension.