10 ways Indian Head Massage is more than a head rub

I have to admit: when I trained in Indian Head Massage a few years ago, I thought it was going to be all about the head. And all about the rub.

I was wrong, of course.

I mean, it is about the head and also about the rub. But it’s just as much about the neck, the shoulders, the upper back and the face. And when it comes to the head, it’s just as much about the pinching, the pulling and the hitting, to put it bluntly. Those aren’t the technical terms.

Sounds unappealing? Maybe. But I guarantee that the immediate result is mood-changing and, after 24 hours, the impact is even more significant. The tapping, pulling, squeezing and, yes, the rubbing of the different parts of the head, neck, upper back, shoulders and face make all sorts of a difference to things you may not have anticipated.

So, here are 10 ways the Indian Head Massage is so much more than a nice rub: