indian head massage

The ancient art of Indian Head Massage

AYURVEDIC head (or Marma Point) MASSAGE plays an important part in the Indian household, right from the birth of the newborn infant.

Only recently introduced to those of us in the West, the guiding principal of Ayurveda is disease prevention by harmonising the body’s rhythm with nature; going beyond the physical to penetrate the body on a deeper level.

Allow me to explain…

According to ayurvedic philosophy everyone is born in a state of balance. But as we age, factors such as stress, poor diet or erratic sleep patterns cause disharmony and begin to block the movement of free-flowing energy in the body.

Life evolves, and sadly much of what we experience opens the door to physical and mental discomfort; even disease. And whilst it must be said that there are no official educational standards for marma point massage therapists, it is an understanding and an ancient art handed down through our womenfolk which many (myself included) are fortunate enough to learn from first-hand, experience for ourselves, and translate respectfully to all who call upon us…

It is an experience that I can only liken to a winding down – a release. And a kind of stillness and deep inner contentment which lasts for days, not moments.

– Saroj

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGES primarily stimulate three marma points with herbal oils to keep hair strong, lustrous and in beautiful condition; which makes them ideal for people with dry, damaged, dandruff prone hair.

In essence, the manual application of oil opens the follicles and encourages the regeneration of healthy hair – a much safer and more natural approach than applying topical pharmaceutical treatments.

In nature, there is no substitute for ancient herbs and spices which strengthen muscles, skin texture, skin tone and dry skin.

I encourage you to look up amla oil or ksheerbala oils… you will find that in Indian regal circles these oils were much prized for their ability to heal and boost the body’s energy.

If you’re interested in experiencing the above, please take a look at our Indian head massage treatments and ayurvedic body massages.


We are located at 22 Moreau Mews, Applecross WA 6153. You can reach us on (08) 9316 1553. We’d love to hear from you.

I leave you in good health. Saroj

Author: Saroj Velho

  • BA (Hons.) Psychology: University of Delhi
  • Dip. Beauty Therapy: Australasian Academy of Wellness Therapies
  • Full Professional Member: Assoc. Professional Aestheticians Australia

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