Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|A Day at the Spa Indian Head Massage|
When it comes to relaxation people are becoming more and more imaginative as the stresses and strains of 21st century life take their toll. There are many complimentary and alternative therapies to choose from, grounded i... more »
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Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 03/03/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is very padded with history that was not interesting. There were no listed benefits for the massage other then general ones for general massage. There was a small amount of nice info on aromatherapy, but only enough to fill three pages of a book.
There was almost no instruction other then following along & hearing the names of the strokes. The teacher was British with an obvious poor diet who was very clinical with her movements. I tried some movements that I'd never seen before on a friend, but I knew just looking at it it wouldn't feel right & he agreed it didn't.
I am a licensed massage therapist so I do know many strokes & why I didn't learn anything. She does demonstrate some nice strokes that I already knew for the head, shoulders & upper back that would be good for someone to learn who has no massage experience. She does teach about grounding to make sure the one giving doesn't get tired from giving a massage. She also teaches some nice self massage strokes.
All in all... this DVD is only good if you know very little about massaging the head, neck & shoulders & very basic energywork."
Igor A. | USA | 10/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Even though it has some really brief history and recomendations on aromatherapy, the DVD mostly concentrates on the Indian Head Massage itself. First on the whole sequence, from the beginning to the end, then on each parts worked on (shoulders, neck and head) in details.
Highly recommended for massage therapists and anybody who like giving pleasure (and this massage is a BIG PLEASURE) to close ones. I enjoyed watching it and will be using it to upgrade my massage skills.
Let others realise how well they can feel after this simple yet extremely pleasant and effective massage."
Comfort and Healing
Rebecca Johnson | Washington State | 08/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The comforting art of head massage is one of the secrets of healthy hair and has been practiced for over 4,000 years. In India, women pass on this tradition to their daughters. Men also incorporate head massage into their routines to help to combat hair loss and to alleviate stress.
Brushing the hair has similar results, but the benefits of Indian head massage extend into the areas of relaxation and nurturing. While brushing the hair helps to distribute natural oils, massage effectively stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles and is also a way to incorporate essential oils for overall health. The use of patchouli oil and olive oil is discussed and a variety of essential oils are suggested for their relaxing properties.
If you have any interest in alleviating headaches or preventing migraines, this program explains the causes of headaches and shows how to massage the shoulders and neck for prevention and healing. This DVD explains why we get headaches and migraines while working on the computer.
I can highly recommend this to new massage therapists and hairdressers who wish to observe the techniques in action. It is easier to learn while watching a demonstration than just reading a book, although I intend to also read books on this subject.
If you can find a hairdresser or massage therapist who has learned how to give a head massage it is well worth trying. When you visit a hairdresser ask for an essential oil hair conditioning treatment. They are likely to use something like Rene Furterer's Complexe 5 which has regenerative properties and is made with lavender and orange oils. You can also buy this for yourself and it makes your hair really shiny and healthy, plus you can imagine yourself walking through an orange orchard.
The Day at the Spa DVDs are very relaxing to watch, with beautiful waterfalls and relaxing scenery interspersed with tips on beauty products (Tea Tree and Apple Mint shampoo) and practical healing advice. If you enjoy making your own beauty products, then this gives ideas for lightening hair with lemon or darkening hair with henna.
I've seen a direct correlation between headaches/migraines and neck and shoulder tension. If you have frequent headaches, ice helps for the short-term discomfort, but for long-term comfort, shoulder and head massage truly helps. I have had great success helping my husband with his headaches when using the techniques in this program.
~The Rebecca Review
Not very helpful.
K. smith | 02/26/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Probable a good DVD for a non-therapist. Definitely NOT a training video. Very disappointing."