At Holistically Yours I want you to have the best of times here with me, an Indian Head Massage is a wonderful way of relaxing and the feeling of rejuvenation and revitalisation afterwards is fabulous!

To ensure that you get the best of treatments I have a 15 minute consultation prior to the massage this is where we can discuss any ailments you may have or any worries you wish to discuss.

I also have a list of Contraindications that I go through but before your session but I would ask that you just take five minutes to read through here.

 It maybe an idea to pop to your Doctors if you have any of the following to ensure that this treatment is the right one for you! Don’t worry if you can’t, Reiki is still an option 🙂 It is possible that you may need your doctors written permission for certain medical conditions prior to having the Indian head massage.

These contraindications apply to both Laying Down and Seated IHM.

Consultation Information: to ensure you are not contraindicated to any treatment.

  • Pretreatment Advice: should be read prior to attending an appointment.
  • Aftercare Advice: to be read following your appointment for best results.

Children under the age of 16 should have consent from a parent or guardian prior to any appointment.


  • Local Contraindications: treatments cannot be performed over contraindicated areas.
  • Medical Contraindications: please seek medical advice prior to booking. In circumstances where medical permission cannot be obtained, clients must give their informed consent in writing.
  • Total Contraindications: prohibit a treatment from taking place.

Local Contraindications:

  • Cuts/Abrasions
  • Bruising/Swelling
  • Sunburn
  • Skin Conditions (Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis)

Medical Contraindications:

Check any condition that is already being treated by a GP or another practitioner.

  • Cardiovascular Conditions (Thrombosis, Phlebitis, Hypertension, Hypo-tension, Angina, Pacemakers)
  • Haemophilia
  • Medical Oedema
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Epilepsy
  • Recent Operations
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Dysfunction of the Nervous System (Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neurone Disease)
  • Trapped/Pinched nerve (e.g. sciatica)
  • Inflamed Nerve
  • Cancer
  • Whiplash
  • Slipped Disc
  • Acute Rheumatism
  • High or Low Blood Pressure

Total Contraindications:

  • Contagious or infectious diseases, scalp infections
  • Dysfunction of Nervous System (Meningitis, Inflammation of the Brain)
  • Fever
  • Head lice
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Sycosis Barbae
  • Undiagnosed lumps and bumps
  • Cervical spondylitis
  • Anaphylaxis Vertigo
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Bells Palsy
  • Tinnitus
  • Migraine, Earache
  • Recent Head or Neck Injury
  • Severe Bruising in Treatment Area
  • Recent Haemorrhage (especially Brain)
  • Arthritis/Osteoporosis in Treatment Area


  • Indian Head Massage is designed to promote stress reduction and relaxation. Avoid strenuous activities following your treatment.
  • Please attend your appointment with clean hair, I will be using an essential oil blend in your hair unless this is something you do not want.
  • Indian Head Massage is suitable to have during pregnancy however deep tissue work is avoided and only light strokes are used.

I must stress though, that I cannot treat a person whilst they have a migraine but very often a person will know when they have a migraine coming on and that’s when an Indian head massage can prevent a migraine attack.
Either before or after a migraine would be an excellent relief to someone that suffers in this way.

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