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5 ways Indian Head Massage will help during the Menopause.

Updated: May 17, 2023

Indian Head Massage (IHM) is a traditional form of massage that has been practiced in India for thousands of years. It is a holistic therapy that involves the use of acupressure and massage techniques to stimulate the flow of energy throughout the body, focusing on the head, neck, upper back and shoulders.


Menopause is a natural process that marks the end of a woman's reproductive years. During this time, women may experience a range of symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, and sleep disturbances. These symptoms can be both physically and emotionally challenging, and many women seek natural ways to manage them.

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One such way is through Indian Head Massage. Here are some of the health benefits of Indian Head Massage for menopause:


#1 - Reduces stress & anxiety associated with menopause.


Menopause can be a stressful time for women, and Indian Head Massage can help reduce stress and anxiety levels. The massage techniques used in IHM help to release tension and promote relaxation, which can be particularly beneficial for women experiencing hot flashes and mood swings. IHM involves gentle, rhythmic movements that not only promote relaxation and release tension in the body, but can help to calm the mind and reduce stress levels.


#2 - Improves sleeping patterns.


Sleep disturbances are common during menopause, and IHM can help improve the quality of sleep. The massage techniques used in IHM promote relaxation and can help to alleviate insomnia. Hormonal imbalances can also contribute to sleep problems during menopause. Indian head massage can help to balance hormones by stimulating the endocrine system, which is responsible for regulating hormone production in the body. This can help to promote better sleep and alleviate symptoms of menopause.


#3 - Relieves headaches & migraines.


Women going through menopause may experience headaches and migraines due to hormonal changes and stress. IHM can help to relieve tension headaches and migraines by promoting blood flow and releasing tension in the neck, head, upper back and shoulders. Indian head massage can stimulate the nervous system, which can help reduce pain and promote healing, alongside reducing stress by promoting inner peace and harmony.


#4 - Boost circulation.


As we age, circulation can become compromised, leading to a range of health issues. IHM can help to improve blood flow and oxygenation to the scalp and neck, which can have a positive impact on overall health and wellbeing. During an Indian head massage, the therapist uses a combination of massage techniques, including effleurage (light, sweeping strokes), petrissage (kneading and squeezing), and friction. These techniques help to increase blood flow to the scalp, face, and neck, which can improve circulation and bring more oxygen and nutrients to the tissues.


#5 - Promotes hair growth in menopausal women.


Hair loss is a common symptom of menopause, and IHM can help to promote hair growth by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles and stimulating the scalp. This increased blood flow can help to nourish the hair follicles, promoting healthy hair growth. IHM can help to balance hormone levels in the body, as we've mentioned above. By stimulating the endocrine glands, this treatment can be particularly beneficial for menopausal women, who often experience hormonal imbalances that can contribute to hair loss.


In conclusion, Indian Head Massage is a safe and natural way to manage the symptoms of menopause.


By reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality, relieving headaches, and migraines, boosting circulation, and promoting hair growth, IHM can help women to feel more relaxed, energised, and confident during this transitional time in their lives. If you would like to try it out for yourself then head to our booking page.

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