The head, neck and face are massaged with the purpose of manipulating energy channels.The goal is to clear blocks in these energy channels that cause a build-up of negative energy that are purported to cause ailments. The belief is when the energy does not flow properly, negative energy builds up, causing common ailments, including stress, pain and aches, and baldness or hair loss. This massage is practiced all over Europe and in many hair salons and spa's.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage Oils
Although you do not need to use oils in this massage many people do find them beneficial. Below is a list of some popular oils used for head massage.
Sweet Almond Oil - Not suitable for people with nut allergies.
Coconut Oil - popular in India and with UK therapists
Mustard Oil - This is a naturally warming oil so is useful for the colder months - May cause some irritation on sensitive skins.
Sesame Oil - highly regarded and rich in vitamin E, iron and phosphorus with a strengthening, soothing and balancing effect.
Sunflower Oil - This is suitable for all skin types and tends to be used in hospices and hospitals as it is so gentle.
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Contra-indications of Indian Head Massage A contra-indication is a condition which either prevents or restricts the treatment, however there are conditions that you can still carry out a treatment but avoid the area as well as conditions that you will need a doctor’s referral first.
Restriction of Treatment Conditions:
• Medication • Inflammation • Bruising • Undiagnosed Lumps and Bumps • Cuts and Abrasions • Allergy to Massage Medium (nut allergy) • Recent scar tissue due to risk of damaging tissue
Prevention of Treatment Conditions:
• Recent Operations in treatment area • Thrombosis / Embolism • Intoxication • Severe Bruising or recent Haemorrhage • Recent head or neck injury • Skin/Scalp diseases or infections that are contagious, viral, bacterial, fungal • High Temperature or Fever due to the risk of spreading the infection
GP Referral before Treatment Conditions:
• Dysfunction of the Nervous System • High or Low Blood Pressure • Circulatory Problems • Pregnancy (after 12 weeks is safe) • Migraine • Undiagnosed Lumps • Eye Conditions • Scalp Infections • Cancer • Diabetes • Epilepsy
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Hopi Ear Candling Also called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy, is a holistic treatment and alternative therapy practice claimed to improve general health and well-being by lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in the ear canal.
Hopi candling involves a specially designed hollow candle to be inserted inside the ear canal. The special candle is then lit and the suction that is formed draws secretion flow is gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits.This is quite often referred to as the ‘chimney’ effect. The rising air gives the ear drum a gentle massage and also helps to regulate ear pressure. This is soothing, calming and protects the irritated areas.
Some Benefits of a hopi ear treatment are: Headaches, Hay Fever, Snoring, Colds, Influenza, Catarrh, Sore Throats, Asthma, Vertigo, Anxiety and stress
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PURCHASING HOPI EAR CANDLES As a hopi ear candles practitioner you may want to find a good supplier whom will be willing to supply low volumes at good prices and dispatch your candles on the same day. We are therefore happy to recommend the following website to purchase your candles from: http://www.therapists shop
Contra-indications of Hopi Ear Candling A contra-indication is a condition which either prevents or restricts the treatment, however there are conditions that you can still carry out a treatment but avoid the area as well as conditions that you will need a doctor’s referral first.
Hopi ear candles should not be used if there is any inflammation or infection in the ear and are not suitable for people who have had recent ear surgery, or those with ear grommets or tubes, perforated ear drums, or allergies to any of the products in the candle. Anyone who is receiving medical treatment for any ear condition should always consult their doctor first. Some clients may experience headaches or light popping in the ears after treatment.
I have tried cheaper alternatives and although expensive these are the safest to use. Others are thinner and usually 'burn' more quickly. very good .so much easier,and quicker than having ears syringed after having to loosen wax with oil. Will,definitely purchase some more. Order Here
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