Indian head massage is a relaxing holistic treatment that uses acupressure massage on the head, face, neck and shoulders. It aims to re-balance your body’s energies.
What is Indian Head Massage?
Indian head massage, also known as Champissage, is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practised in India for thousands of years and is incredibly relaxing. Part of the Hindu health care practice of Ayurveda, Indian head massage focuses on your head, neck and shoulders. It is a deep massage, which uses a variety of pressure and techniques that tap into your seven “‘chakras” or paths of energy and encourage healing and balance in your whole body.
Indian head massage has become a popular component of combined treatments or rituals, including massage and facials.
What is Indian Head Massage good for?
This form of massage focuses on the three higher “chakras” – mind, body and spirit and as such hits your energy epicentre.
It doesn’t seem sufficient to say that a good, long Indian head massage (involving proper neck and shoulder and back massage as well) will relax you. It’s more than this. It should actually make you feel detached and serene, and leave you sighing and wordless.
Even if you don’t experience this level of relaxation, this massage treatment offers all kinds of other benefits. It will relieve aches, pains and tension in your neck, back and shoulders, improve the texture of your hair and encourage it to grow. An Indian head massage stimulates the flow of blood, lymph and oxygen in your upper body which will clear your sinuses, relieve stress and help you sleep better. And because it can help cure headaches (even migraine!), eye strain and anxiety, an Indian head massage can even help you to concentrate better at work.
What’s more, the use of our warmed fragrant oil can stimulate as well as relax you, clearing your head, and soothing you even further.
All in all, an Indian head massage will leave you feeling happier and more relaxed all round.
As with any treatment, it is important to tell us in advance if you
- are, or think you might be, pregnant
- have any medical conditions or are receiving any treatment or medication
- have recently had an injury or operation
- are allergic to anything, particularly skin allergies
- have any broken skin or sores on your scalp
as this could affect the treatment you are able to receive.
What to expect from an Indian Head Massage
A complete Indian head massage will take 60 minutes. You’ll have a consultation chat beforehand to get an idea of your lifestyle, any particular aches, pains or ailments you have. You will be asked if you are having any medical treatments or taking medicines, as this might affect what type of pressure and technique you have. All our treatments are tailored to you.
In an Indian head massage, you are likely to have oil rubbed into your scalp. We use a warmed coconut based oil which suits all hair types to improve your hair’s shine and texture. It’s worth mentioning, too, if you have dandruff or thinning hair, as the oil can help improve these conditions.
Be prepared for the fact that some of the massage will be quite firm – it can be quite an odd sensation to have your skull massaged, for example, but you will feel really relaxed and serene afterwards. The results are worth it.
After an Indian head massage you are likely to feel great: relaxed, serene, ache-free, clear-headed, ready to tackle that important report for work, run the children ragged round the park!
If you’d like to book an Indian Head Massage you’ll find us near Canterbury in Kent. Call us on 07738 320271 to make your appointment or contact us by clicking HERE.