Indian Head Massage

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To book an appointment or for more information, please contact me

Phone: 07801440625

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Based in Haywards Heath, West Sussex

What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage is a treatment based on traditional Indian massage techniques involving, the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. The treatment can be carried out with the client fully dressed or with the use of a base oil on the skin and hair for additional truly is a very relaxing experience! The client has the option of being seated on a low-backed chair or sat fully supported on a massage chair...the choice is yours!
The treatment focuses on the chakras, or energy nodes, of the upper body. Seven chakras are said to run from the base of the spine to the top of the head and balance the body's physical and mental health. Indian head massage affects the three upper chakras and when these energy nodes become blocked, it can be detrimental to a person's physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Indian head message relaxes tension in muscle tissue around the head, face, ears, neck, shoulders and arms. By relaxing and stimulating these areas, blood flow increases and energy balance is restored within the chakras. This removes stress and anxiety as well as flushing toxins from the body. The treatment can also improve skin tone, increase mobility in the upper body and enhance concentration.

The Benefits of Indian Head Massage

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An Indian Head massage has many health benefits helping you to maintain physical, mental and emotional well being, especially when it's part of your wellness routine.

  • Calms the nervous system and promotes a sense of relaxation and well-being.
  • Reduces tension, stress and anxiety.
  • Can reduce the symptoms of depression / low mood.
  • Improves blood circulation, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells in the body.
  • Stimulates the lymphatic system, which carries away the body's waste products and toxins.
  • Helps the release of endorphins, the body's feel good hormones which can also provide pain relief with conditions such as, arthritis, sciatica, muscle spasms etc.
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History of Indian Head Massage

The art of head massage or Champissage has connections to Indian Ayurvedic healing and is a traditional Indian system to relieve stress and illness, and promote a sense of better health.
The origin of the word 'shampoo' is derived from the Hindi word 'Champi' meaning head massage. Head massage has been an important part of Indian life practiced for over a thousand years to help keep long hair in beautiful condition. Even young children receive regular treatments and, as they grow, they learn to massage others to encourage the body's own healing process, often while using vegetable oils such as coconut, almond, olive and sesame. Indian barbers offering an invigorating "champi" use some of those same techniques.
Indian head massage was introduced to the UK in 1973 by Narendra Mehta who arrived in the country to train as a physiotherapist. Not long after his arrival he became disappointed to find that Indian head massage wasn't available to people and the head was completely neglected in a full body massage treatment. He then returned to India to study the Indian head massage techniques and extended the therapy to also include a massage to the face, neck, shoulders and upper arms. He combined his new method with traditional Ayurvedic elements to create a holistic therapy that would benefit the whole body.

Note: Indian Head Massage is not a good idea if you have a fever, infections, inflammation or any other serious medical condition. If you have any concerns you should consult your GP, or you can give me a call for further advice.