Migraines and Indian head massageĀ 

having a husband who suffers from migraines, I have since I qualified been looking in to the various blogs,studies and anything else I can find on line to do with Indian head massage and migraines. I felt sure that there must be something that I can do to aide in the relief of his symptoms.

After lots of reading it has become apparent that although Indian head massage is not a cure for migraines it can be used to aide in the prevention of a migraine.

Symptoms which have been found to be associated with migraines are 

  • Tension in the upper body
  • Stresses of daily life
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Eye strain

These symptoms can all be allievaited with an Indian head massage. 

Indian head massage works on the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck , scalp and face. The application of gentle massage techniques  to these areas has been found to relieve stress and bring about relaxation, feelings of well being and increased energy in a person.  

Having had Indian head massages I can attest to this feeling of relaxation and increased energy. At the beginning of the massage I felt tense but as the massage progressed I remember feeling relaxed and out of the zone. When the therapist had finished it was like waking up. I felt weightless for a few moments which is testament to how relaxed I felt.

So Back to migraines it seems the general consensus is that Indian head massage is not a cure for migraines but can be used for prevention. 

I am going to test this theory and put my skills to use. It will be a case study Of sorts  to better understand for my self the effects of Indian head massage on a particular condition. Hopefully the outcome will be that Indian head massage benefits my husband and has a marked effect on the symptoms associated with migraines. 

My husband will have an Indian head massage once a week. 

Check back for updates,results and client testimonials 



Starting out My journey into Indian head massage

i have taken an amazing journey in the last year. From googling a condition my daughter had been diagnosed with I found a link to a page which set me on my journey with Indian head massage. That search lead me to Mary Atkinson who is a complimentary therapist and so much more. Through her page,blog and facebook my love of Indian head massage grew. There have been so many times in the last year where I have researched as much as I can about the art of Indian head massage. It’s benefits, techniques as well as the history of it all. but There is so much to learn still.

my own journey started In August last year. I passed my dipola in Indian head massage. I had no other massage experience and I had never even had an Indian massage. I found the course to be hands on informative and the teachers were very good. I booked myself in to have a Indian head massage and loved every moment of it. The feeling of peace and relaxation was wonderful. I felt reenergised and focused. 

The skills I have learnt have allowed me to beable to interact with my daughter (ADHD) and to beable to help her relax. It has been instrumental in calming down what would have been a very stressful enviroment. The power of massage is amazing normally very fidgety during a massage my daughter becomes quite still and I can see her whole body relax.  

Through my blogs I hope to help other parents with children who have ADHD and to also give people a better understanding of the benefits of Indian head massage as a stand alone massage.Not only do I get to treat clients and aide them with the benefits of Indian head massage I also find that when I preform a massage I feel centred and relaxed. 

So with this blog I hope to beable to share my experiences both with my new profession and as a parent of a daughter with ADHD.