Indian Head Massage Therapy evolved out of a ancient family tradition in its country of origin India. Now Indian Head Massage Therapy has grown in popularity and is now a popular massage therapy technique in its own right. Indian Head Massage, also known under the trademarked term Champissage, is an alternative medicine massage therapy in which the head, neck and Face and facial areas are massaged with the purpose of manipulating energy channels. Although there are many different personal techniques for Indian Head Massage, osteopath and massage therapist Narendra Mehta has formalized the therapy that he calls Champissage. Champi is the Indian word for “head massage” and is the origin of the English word shampoo.
The goal is to clear blocks in these energy channels that cause a build-up of negative energy that are purported to cause ailments. The believe is when the energy does not flow properly, negative energy builds up, causing common ailments, including Stress,Pain and nociception pains and aches, and Baldness or hairloss.
What does it involve?
The client, fully clothed, sits in a massage chair for the treatment. The therapist uses a range of different movements including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas. In addition, the therapist will also gently stimulate and stroke pressure points on the face. The session will usually last from twenty to forty-five minutes, and most therapists like their clients to sit quietly for ten or twenty minutes once the massage has been completed.
What is it good for?
Indian head massage is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. Clients report that the experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energised and revitalised and better able to concentrate.
Indian Head Massage originated as part of regular grooming routines. Indian women used vegetable oils such as coconut, almond, olive and sesame to nourish the hair while promoting circulation through massage. The treatments involves massage, shiatsu and acupressure techniques on upper back, shoulders, arms/hands, neck, scalp and face. This relaxes tense areas but, at the same time, helps to rebalance the energy, clearing any areas of negativity. Indian head massage other used for higher levels of alertness and concentration, improvement of joint mobility, dispersal of toxins from tense, knotted muscles and stimulation and improvement of circulatory and lymphatic systems. If using massage oil, warm it slightly. Always make sure the person getting massaged is relaxed, and aware.
Indian Head massage Benefits
1. Relieves tension and headaches, neck and back pain.
2. Alleviates stress, promotes relaxation a popular massage often requested for general well-being
3. Stimulates lymphatic drainage, helping to remove toxins and boost the immune system.
4. Alleviation of eyestrain
5. Indian head massage helps to rebalance the energy, clearing any areas of negativity.
6. Easing muscle tension and exciting the normal process of blood circulation.
7. Confidence and improved self-esteem
8. A deep sense of relaxation and a feeling of total well-being
9. relief of stiffness in the neck and shoulders
10. Easy to learn in one day (due to small classes) one to one tuition. No expensive chairs or oils required.
For these reasons it is a valuable therapy to receive in the workplace, where pressures are plentiful and time is precious.