Most people love head massage. It feels good, it calms nerves and headaches, and it helps “iron out” those pesky little wrinkles we all get. Unless someone has just spent an hour on that fantastic hairdo and are having a fabulous hair day, it’s a good bet that they would enjoy someone rubbing their head.
But, is there more to it than just feeling good? Yes! Chinese Head Massage has its roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which uses the principles of Yin, Yang, and the Five Elements to find the exact acupressure points that govern specific organs. When the organs are out of balance, it causes disharmony, which results in feelings of discomfort and stress. Have you ever had a feeling of dread, yet you’re not facing any type of dreadful situation? That is a symptom of disharmony in the body.
Dr, Wu gives us a very basic understanding of what TCM is and how it works. He then gives us an illustrated, step-by-step routine that can easily be followed. He also stresses the importance of self-treatment so that we can stay healthy and better help their clients.
If you have clients with limited time, you can adapt the head massage to their specific needs and time constraints. It is also fantastic for clients who want the benefits of massage but for one reason or another would prefer to remain clothed. Plus, the self-treatment routine might just minimize headaches for us!