Indian head massage, also known as champissage, is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practiced in India for thousands of years, originating from the traditional Ayurvedic medicine of India.
It was first used as a way of sharing and caring within the family structure, although a deeper interpretation suggests that Indian style champissage also offers the chance to get in touch with the healing potential within the individuals inner being, empowering the recipient to ensure their own well-being.
Indian head massage uses deep thumb, finger and heel of the hand pressure and friction as well as the soothing laying on of the hands. The muscles of the head, neck, shoulders and upper back are helped to relax, relieving stress, anxiety and other physical and emotional problems.
This immediately reduces muscular and nervous tension as well as improving the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid. Cells become fully oxygenated and toxins are flushed out. The tissues of the neck and shoulders are stretched and mobilised, scalp circulation is stimulated which in turn helps the overall condition of the hair, in terms of its texture, strength and growth.
The massage also relaxes the scalp and tones up the subcutaneous muscles helping to relieve eyestrain, headaches and improving concentration levels. The body’s natural balance is addressed and an Indian head massage will leave you with a great feeling of inner peace and clarity.
A holistic approach means treating the mind, body and soul, as a whole, in order to restore balance and improve general health and well-being. The benefits of Indian head massage include: