Indian Head Massage – What’s it about?

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As therapists, we all know how important it is to be able to offer our clients a full and varied ‘treatment menu’ from which they can choose. However, as business people, we also need to be considered in our approach when looking to expand our offerings,  ensuring that the therapy which we are looking to add will be a viable business option. This can be assessed in terms of training required, the need for additional equipment and the anticipated demand for the therapy, either from your existing client base, or perhaps as a hook to draw in new clients to your practice.

In many ways, Indian Head Massage is the perfect addition to any therapy menu, already enjoying a status as a widely known and popular treatment, which begins at the upper back and shoulders before moving up to massage the scalp, neck, and face. I always think that the name itself is misleading, with so many clients initially unaware that there is more to the massage than the name suggests.

Physical Benefits

  • Release of built up muscular tension, often resulting in tiredness, headaches, neck and back pain
  • Improved mobility of the upper body and neck
  • Stimulation of the lymphatic system, aiding your body to cleanse itself of toxins
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved circulation
  • Eases restlessness and insomnia
  • Soothes the respiratory system, easing asthmatic symptoms.
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Increased circulation of cerebral fluid
  • Increased hair growth and quality

Psychological Benefits

  • Promotes relaxation and eases stress.
  • Increased energy levels
  • Easing of symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Increased memory capabilities and clarity of thinking
  • Increased feelings of peace and well being, improved mind-body-spirit connection.

I’m sometimes blown away by the amount of benefits that such a simple treatment can provide for my clients. In terms of the business side of things, this therapy is a really strong addition to my practice and it is really hard to think of a drawback of this treatment.
When providing Indian Head Massage very little equipment is required. The treatment can be delivered with the use of a low backed chair, making for a very portable therapy. As the therapy can be delivered with the client fully clothed, it can be demonstrated publicly or in the workplace. This provides the perfect opportunity to enable you to showcase your therapy business at exhibitions, local groups or pamper evenings for example.

From a business prospective, offering Indian Head Massage as a treatment can be a great way of increasing revenue. It really lends itself for up-selling to clients who are utilising your services for other treatments.
HeadMassage-home-bannerIn terms of the training required to be able to offer Indian Head Massage, again this therapy is just brilliant. As only partial body massage is required, the training required is very quick to complete. With us, you can complete a VTCT accredited training course in Indian Head Massage in just 4 days, and if you are an existing therapist already holding a Level 3 massage qualification, you can ‘top-up’ your existing qualification to include Indian Head Massage with just an additional 2 study days (FHT Accredited).

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