Smooth away your ten­sion in mas­sage

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

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 lynda@holis­tichealthltd.co.nz.

Photo: LYNDA MIL­LAR

Just re­lax: To­nia Wright gives part­ner James an In­dian head mas­sage – he re­marked af­ter­wards that his hair had not felt so good in years.

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