Press Here! Ayurvedic Head Massage for Beginners gives simple step-by-step guidance on how to incorporate Indian head massage into you and your family's everyday routines to enhance overall well-being and beauty. The techniques illustrated and explained offer many health benefits, including:
Practitioners can also achieve psychological and spiritual benefits, including:
Potential beauty benefits include:
The book also addresses safety considerations, including vital areas of caution in the neck and head and when it might be unwise to practice Indian head massage, and cautions with regard to herbally infused oils.
Each chapter covers an important area related to head massage techniques in depth, including foundational principles of ayurveda and how Indian head massage is part of ayurvedic practice. You'll find:
The book ends with an Ayurvedic Dosha–type quiz to help understand your personal prakriti or constitution. The Press Here! series offers contemporary takes on traditional hands-on healing practices for a new generation of practitioners. These introductory guides feature easy-to-access organization, clear instructions, and beautiful illustrations of each technique. Other Press Here! topics include reiki, reflexology, chakras, and acupressure.
Hillary Arrieta is a holistic wellness expert, industry educator, and small business owner located in Dallas, Texas. With nearly two decades of experience in massage therapy, aromatherapy, Western herbalism, yoga, and meditation, she specializes in Ayurvedic spa treatments and barefoot massage. When she's not working with clients, she teaches massage, yoga/meditation, participates on local massage education advisory boards, and writes for various publications on related topics of expertise. Hillary has taught massage therapists since 2008, from the basic certification program to continuing education workshops at Gaia Bodywork. Hillary has the honor of teaching as an approved instructor for the Center for Barefoot Massage. She strives to create a dynamic, organized, and comfortable learning environment.