Heavenly Head Massage
This modality focuses exclusively on the upper body, i.e. upper chest, shoulders, neck, head and face.
Heavenly Head Massage was developed by Shama Kern, founder of Thai Healing Massage Academy, to be a truly heavenly experience.
The receiver experiences deep relaxation, often drifts into a healing sleep, or goes into a trance-like state.
Many clients have stated that they have never before experienced such profound levels of relaxation, well-being, peace, and balance.
Mental activity ceases, worries and stress melt away, and one’s energy changes to a state of calm like an inner candleflame which does not flicker.
Heavenly Head Massage consists of four elements:
- 1. Chest and shoulder massage
- 2. Neck massage and therapy
- 3. Head Massage
- 4. Face Massage
1. Upper chest and shoulder work
This opens the chest, promotes health of lungs and heart, and encourages relaxed and deep breathing.
2. Neck massage and therapy
Driving as well as staring into TV and computer screens for extended periods of time often results in stiff necks and loss of flexibility. Heavenly Head Massage includes extensive neck work, manipulation and stretches, which can restore flexibility, relaxation, and range of motion.
3. Head massage
This is the heart of Heavenly Head Massage. It is an essential skill for any kind of bodywork. Few people would not deeply enjoy the soothing touch of skilled hands on their head. It is a natural instinct to touch someone’s head if we want to express caring, empathy, affection, and love.
Most mothers naturally stroke their children’s head, and lovers spontaneously and naturally express their affection by caressing their partner’s head. Heavenly Head Massage has a wonderful and extensive range of movements to experience a blissful state of well-being, peace and relaxation.
4. Face Massage
This is the natural extension of head massage and feels just as wonderful. However it is often neglected in massage therapy, and many therapists don’t have a good selection of face techniques. Face massage, when done right, feels very nurturing and can help relieve built up stress and tension.
Healing benefits of Heavenly Head Massage
Stress, worry, negativity, and inability to relax all inhibit the healing process.
The body cannot effectively mobilize its inner pharmacy and healing mechanism if too much energy is needed to cope with the above mental habits.
Any fear based emotion drains energy from the body.
It is well known that most healing in the body occurs in the sleep state. This is the time when the body and mind are most relaxed.
Setting up a healing environment
Heavenly Head Massage produces the ideal state or health promoting condition to counteract negative mental conditions. Like sleep, deep relaxation is the time when the body can most effectively regenerate, rebuild and rebalance itself.
However, sleep can be disturbed by bad dreams, insomnia or restlessness. Heavenly Head Massage will induce all the healing benefits of deep, restful, undisturbed sleep.
It will naturally bring your restless mind to a meditation-like state. It will produce a flood of endorphins, the body’s natural pleasure hormones that are linked to states of joy and health and well-being.
Heavenly Head Massage is the perfect addition to any massage career. You can learn it through our online training course
“The Heavenly Head Massage was wonderful! The relief it brought to my neck and shoulders was amazing! Thank You.” Kim Klein, teacher
“Before your massage, every part of my body ached. And now I feel soft, tingling all over, and like I am walking in a dream. “Heavenly” just begins to describe it.” Lara Pilla
“After learning the Heavenly Head Massage from Shama, I immediately incorporated it into my massage sessions. The response has been fantastic!
Never before had my clients experienced such a deep and profound sense of peace and relaxation from a massage. Thank you Shama for teaching me such a wonderfully mindful and gentle technique to share with my clients.” Karin Bursky, massage therapist