Ayurvedic Head Massage, Practitioner Program
Ayurvedic Head Massage
Ayurvedic Head Massage, Practitioner Program.
What is Ayurveda?
Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems.
More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.
Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body. This process isn’t as complicated as it may sound.
AHM is a supporting tool in obtaining an Ayurvedic Lifestyle and restoring health
What is Ayurvedic Head Massage?
AHM is an ancient, artistic-form of massaging not only the head but also the neck, shoulder and back, being mindful of the clients Dosha and aware of the locations in the body where the Chakras reside.
The treatment has a profound effect on the whole body as Ayurveda looks at the body as a "system"
According to Ayurveda, we have 10 gateways into the body, eight of which are above the neck therefore the head is a crucial body part to be massaged. When looking at it in line with the 7 Chakras 3 of the 7 are in the top 10 inches of the body.
Using Ayurvedic oils blended for our practitioner for the clients body type or Dosha as you will learn, clients can expect a plethora of positive results including relieving stress and calming the nervous system, improving dermal health and hair growth, improving sleep and reducing brain fog and improving memory. It is also a wonderful treatment to reduce tension headaches and shoulder pain from stress of everyday lifestyles.
The Ayurvedic oils used have properties said to cool the brain, enhance vision, improve digestive fire and calm the mind.
Head massage also increases oxygen supply to the brain along with the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid, increasing the level of "life energy" or Prana.
It is often a modality used preventatively for the relief of migraines
How long does a session take?
A typical AHM session takes 45-90 min. Your instructor will teach you how to minimize or add to your routine and how to "eye the clock" and track your time
What areas of the body are involved?
A Traditional AHM is focused work on the back, shoulders and neck with the largest part of the routine on the head, scalp, hair line and hair shaft. At the end of the routine you will optionally perform a small balancing face massage as well
Is there any pre-req for the program?
No, this is one of the best introductory programs into body works. It has a beautiful theory and easy to learn routine thats wonderful for seasoned massage practitioners and RMTs as well as entry level bodyworks enthusiasts.