WHAT IS INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE?
Indian Head Massage, also known as Champissage, is a 4000+ year practice based on ancient Ayurvedic healing system using the upper chakras. The word Ayurvedic comes from Sanskrit, the ancient language of India, and means “knowledge of life”.
Head Massage or Champissage was brought to the west by Narenda Mehta in the 1970’s. It is gentle, safe and non-invasive.
Champissage of the face, head, neck and back has the purpose of manipulating energy channels. This form of massage addresses those areas where we tend to hold a great deal of tension. The goal is to clear blocks of built up negative energy that may cause ailments.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AN INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE TREATMENT
You can expect to be lying fully clothed and comfortably on a massage table in a relaxing atmosphere. The Indian Head Massage practitioner massages your scalp, face, shoulders, upper back and upper arms. A treatment usually lasts 45 minutes.
BENEFITS OF INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
- General relaxation
- Stress and anxiety relief
- Eases neck, back and shoulders
- Increases blood circulation to scalp promoting new hair growth, strengthening existing hair
- Conditions and softens hair
- Manipulates the skin and muscle tissue for a natural face lift
- Balance to mind, body and spirit
- Helps fatigue, headaches, sinusitis, eye strain, ear problems and mental clarity
- Promotes lymphatic drainage, blood circulation and brain oxygenation
- Promotes sound sleep in the night
WHEN NOT TO USE INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE:
- High temperature, fever, swelling or inflammation
- Severe bruising, any skin disorders in the areas to be massaged. Scalp infections
- Recent injury, accident or surgery to the head, neck or shoulder areas such as whiplash, concussion etc.
- Acute infectious diseases such as the flu, chest infection or a bad cough or cold.
- Very high or low blood pressure
- Aneurosa, food poisoning
- Cancer and any other serious medical condition while undergoing treatment
**When in doubt about a condition, we ask the client to consult his or her physician before proceeding with a treatment.