‘This treatment is extremely meditative and useful for those who find it difficult to switch off, or suffering from sleeping disorders or mental anxiety. It creates a deep sense of tranquillity and peace.’
Tibetan Acupressure Head Massage 45 mins - £30
Tibetan head massage is a unique therapy which draws on the ancient wisdom and philosophies of Tibetan Ayurveda. The therapy is performed with the client fully clothed in a reclining or lying position and involves massage of the scalp, face, neck, throat, shoulders and upper arms and also includes acupressure. The acupressure points used in this treatment are unique to Tibetan medicine and differ from the better known Chinese meridian or Indian Ayurvedic marma systems.
The aim of the treatment is to make a positive change in the recipient’s energy system with specialised massage techniques to bring about balance and harmony and to support the body’s natural ability to heal its self. In addition, the therapy relieves minor headaches, improves hair condition to the scalp, aids lymphatic drainage, insomnia, and is particularly effective of countering the effects of stress.
In traditional Tibetan medicine, massage was prescribed mainly as a treatment for excess 'wind' disorders, which include stress, anxiety, restlessness, dizziness, unbalanced emotions, depression, muscle cramps and stiffness, backache and insomnia.
During the treatment the recipient is fully clothed and lying on a treatment couch. The therapy involves gentle stroking and kneading techniques over the scalp, face, neck, throat, shoulders and upper arms, using smooth and slow activity to release muscular tension. Slow rhythmic circular movements over the head, face, throat and heart areas charge the body with healing energy. In addition, the treatment of selected acupressure points balances the energies of the body to positively change its energy system. This is a totally different experience to Indian Head Massage, and is particularly suited to those suffering from sleep disorders, mental stress and tension.
The massage strokes traditionally used in Tibetan massage are:
Stroking - lengthwise strokes to smooth the wind
Circular motion - to charge the body with healing energy
Kneading - to release muscular tension
Acupressure - to balance the energies of the body
What are the benefits of TAHM?
In traditional Tibetan medicine, massage was prescribed mainly as a treatment for excess 'wind' disorders, which include stress, anxiety, restlessness, dizziness, unbalanced emotions, depression, muscle cramps and stiffness, backache and insomnia. The aim of TAHM is to sedate and smooth out the 'wind' humor, where it is hyperactive and causing imbalance.
Listed below is a summary of the benefits:
Deeply relaxing to receive
Increases circulation to the scalp
Relaxation increases endorphin production which may help lift your mood
Alleviates the effects of stress and produces a sense of well-being
Promotes more restful sleep
Relaxes facial and eye muscles
Helps to promote a feeling of inner peace and calm
Balances the energies of the body
Promotes deep relaxation
Increases oxygen which aids healing and nourishes the tissues
Improves hair and scalp conditions
Promotes hair growth
Aids lymphatic drainage and the elimination of toxins
Relieves minor headaches