History Of Indian Head Massage

‘Shiroabhyangam’ is the original name for the Indian head massage.

‘Shir’ means head, and ‘Abhyangam’ means oil application. Thus oil application on the head is called as ‘Shiroabhyangam’ in Sanskrit, a language in which the Ayurvedic classics were initially written, almost 5000 years ago. In its true sense, the Shiroabhyangam, is a complete massage of the head, neck and shoulders.

Out of the three (Heart, Head, and Pelvic region including the excretory and reproductive systems) most important parts of the body, head is the foremost.

Head consists of the brain which is the seat of consciousness. It also consists of all the sense organs through which we interact with the outer world.

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