Smooth away your tension in massage
Holistic Health recently held a one-day workshop for Indian head massage, a relaxation technique that will last a lifetime.
The course, run by Titahi Bay resident Lynda Millar, teaches a simple and complete routine involving the face, scalp, neck, shoulders and upper back areas. Once learned, the massage takes about 20 minutes and can be carried out with just the use of a chair.
Tonia Wright, who completed the course with her partner James, said the techniques would be of great use after those stressful days.
‘‘We had a great time and for three days after the course, I realised how relaxed it made me feel.
‘‘ We found Lynda’s instructions and knowledge were fantastic and we had a good laugh when doing the practical recap at the end of the day.’’
James was not initially keen to be involved but found the course a very good experience.
‘‘It’s not something I would involve myself with but [it was] something you could use anywhere or any time, and definitely a good thing to do with your partner.’’
Ms Millar said holistic therapies have always appealed to her, and she loves being involved in something she enjoys so much.
She became qualified in massage in Britain, and studied Hawaiian massage before picking up the Indian techniques. Altogether, she has been working in the industry since 1997.
Indian head massage reduces the buildup of excess tension in the head and shoulders, improves skin tone and blood and lymphatic circulation, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and can help with balance.
Ms Millar said her courses – which include other massage techniques and selfdevelopment – usually attract interest from professionals like massage and beauty therapists and even hairdressers, people like to learn the skill for family and friends.
The next course is on September 17 in Titahi Bay, and there is a discount for couples. Call Lynda on 236 5577 or email her on email@example.com.
Just relax: Tonia Wright gives partner James an Indian head massage – he remarked afterwards that his hair had not felt so good in years.