Indian Head Massage is a relaxing treatment, which involves massaging the scalp, head, neck and shoulders. Massage uses simple but effective techniques to achieve a relaxed state of mind and body. It also promotes good circulation to hair and scalp which benefits the whole body.
The treatment involves massage, thumb and finger pressure, friction as well as soothing effleurage. These techniques reduce muscular and nervous tension and improve circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids. It relaxes tense areas, re-balances, and helps flush-out toxins.
Joint mobility, relief of headache, insomnia/mental fatigue, sinusitis and nasal congestion, eye and ear problems, improves lymphatic drainage and removal of waste products, tiredness/stress/anxiety, improves concentration, hair loss/thinning.
The Hindi word for head massage is 'Champissage' or 'Champi' for short. It is an ancient healing system of Ayurveda, which means the science of life. It has been used traditionally in India as part of grooming and as a method of relieving aches, pains and healing.
The techniques were refined by Narenda Mehta in the 1970s. Blinded at the age of one, it became part of his life. He came to England to train as a therapist, then returned to India to enhance his studies and developed a sequence of movements. Because of his blindness, his other sences were finely tuned and this enabled him to concentrate on the treatment he was giving. He developed the treatment to involve neck, shoulder and upper back techniques.