Henry Tyndale School

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Head Massage

Benefits of Head  Massage



Muscular Skeletal System

Increases flexibility and muscle tone, improving mobility and range of movement

Releases tightness, tension and toxins

Digestive System

Aids digestion, speeding up elimination of waste from the system and alleviating constipation

Endocrine System

Balances the hormones. Massage causes the brain to release endorphins (the body’s natural ‘happy’ hormones)

Respiratory System

Relaxing the body encourages deeper breathing

Lymphatic System

Assists drainage of lymph from cells which aids removal of toxins from the body and boosts the immune system, increases production of antibodies and reduces swelling

Pain Control

Masks pain by giving the recipient a pleasurable feeling as positive nerve messages travel faster than pain messages (Pain Gate Theory)

Cognitive Skills

Promotes more on task behaviour, social readiness, body awareness and acceptance of tactile stimulation


A feeling of wellbeing, bonding between participants, calming of mind and body, preparing for restorative sleep