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Better Balance Massage Therapy


Indie Head Massage is based on traditional Indian massage techniques that have been practiced in India for about 1,000 years. The Hindi word for massage is "Champ ied" which means to wash the hair (shampoo) and this is where the word shampoo originates from.  It began as a way to keep long hair beautiful and good condition by stimulating blood flow to the scalp thereby nourishing the hair roots. 

It involves work on the shoulders, neck, scalp and face using a variety of massage movements to relieve accumulated tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint mobility. Head massage revitalizes the whole body, rebalancing the energy flow to the body and creating a feeling of peace and well being.  Due to the fact the positive benefits of Indian Head massage are achieved in a relatively short space of time it is ideally suited to busy schedules.  However, it can be of equal interest to anybody seeking an introduction to "hands on" therapy or to those searching for an alternative to body massage.

An excellent stress reducer, both relaxing and uplifting, it is good for clearing the head and easing tense muscles.

Please Note: 

  • As work on the scalp involves the use of room temperature or warmed coconut oil, which is pulled through the hair, this treatment is best scheduled at the end of your day or on a day where you have time to wash the oils out of your hair. (Ideally, you leave it in your hair for the rest of the day/evening.)
  • We will identify how much time you may want allocated to the Indie Head Massage portion of your appointment with us.
  • We may also offer you the option of modifications such as: less oil, less vigorous techniques etc.


Indie Head Massage is a holistic treatment and therefore the therapeutic effects last long after the treatment is finished and can include many of the following: 

Benefits headaches, eye strain and sinus problems
Release of anxiety, tiredness and depression
Improves sleep
Improves alertness and concentration
Is calming, comforting and promotes a feeling of well-being
Improves skin and hair condition
Relieves muscular tension
Helps to improve muscle tone
Improves respiration by deeper breathing
Good for stress and stress related conditions
Helps circulation problems
Improves joint mobility in neck and shoulders
Increases energy levels
Strengthens the immune system
Strong, healthy, shiny hair
Improved lymphatic drainage
Improves blood flow to the brain, thus improving concentration levels
Can induce a feeling of euphoria
Aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products

**To book an Indie Head Massage, please select length of treatment and indicate in the "notes" section that you would like this service.