As the name suggests this massage technique comes from India and to be more precise is a Traditional Ayurvedic treatment. This type of massage focuses on the head, shoulders and neck.
According to the ancient system of Ayurveda, the head area holds great healing potential. It is an area of the body with the highest density of Marma points (energy channels) and other energy gateways into the body (this is a similar to acupressure points in Traditional Chinese Medicine). In Ayurveda, Marma points are used in Shiroabhyanga. These points are used to unblock energy channels & encourage the flow of energy (prana) in the entire body.