Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is an alternative therapy which involves massage to the scalp, neck, face and shoulders. The technique has been developed from the Indian system of Ayurvedic healing which is an ancient Hindi form of treatment.

The treatment is based upon the belief that the body contains energy channels which can become blocked.

The purpose of the treatment is to unblock these channels so that energy can flow properly. If this does not happen, negative energy builds up and causes the kind of common ailments listed below:

A more modern view of Indian head massage suggests that its benefits are limted to relieving stress and tension in the neck and other muscles as well as improving blood flow to these areas. This alone can be effective in easing headaches, neck pain and stress. It is also thought to help with concentration and stimulate hair growth!

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Fractured Larynx

A fractured larynx occurs when a direct impact causes a break in the voice box. This is a rare but potentially life-threatening injury.

Dislocated Vertebrae

A dislocated vertebrae is a displacement of one of the small bones in the neck (which form the spine) in relation to the others. This occurs following a traumatic injury of the head or neck.