Indian Head Massage, has been practiced in India for over 1,000 years. This Sanskrit word can be translated as the “science of life” or “knowledge of life”. The art of Indian Head Massage originated from Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine. In the West the scalp is commonly viewed as independent part of the body. In India, however, the scalp is regarded as an extension of the body's skin and lavished with attention and care. This form of massage is very relaxing and focuses on the face, neck, head, shoulders and upper arms where tension, headaches and stiffness tend to accumulate. It also has a balancing effect on the recipient as it helps them to release stress and tension creating a sense of peace and well-being. This form of massage is done over the clothing lying on a massage table or in a seated position. Oils such as sesame, almond and coconut, mixed with doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils are massaged into the scalp and hair at the end phase of the treatment. At the client's request this oil treatment can be optional.