Indian Head Massage
What is Indian Head Massage ?
Indian Head Massage, also known as Champissage, is an ancient system from India used to improve the health by stimulating the scalp (sometimes with oils) which is beneficial in improving the circulation and promoting relaxation. It is a gentle, simple, safe, yet effective therapy that provides relief from aches and pains and may promote hair growth.
Traditionally, the head and scalp are massaged, but I have extended this ancient Indian technique to include a massage into the face and ears, neck, shoulders and upper arms, where many of us hold on to tension, which can create pain. As it is a holistic therapy, it benefits the mind, body and spirit.
How does Indian Head Massage work?
Everything is made up of energy: you, me, your car, the rain, your thoughts, your words, the cash in your pocket! We cannot see the energy flowing throughout our body, but it is there. When this naturally flowing energy becomes blocked and stagnant, pain is the immediate result and debilitating ill-ness and dis-ease can result in the long term. So it makes sense to keep this energy flowing.
The head, neck and shoulders are important energy centres in the body. When we are angry, stressed, depressed, afraid, etc this tension tends to accumulate in the neck, shoulders and upper back, creating such problems as a stiff neck, 'frozen' shoulder, eye strain, 'foggy' thinking or even hair loss.
As the knots of tension are gently massaged away and the uncomfortable build-up of tension is released, an Indian Head Massage treatment also works on you emotionally, relieving stress, promoting relaxation, soothing the mind and calming the spirit. The power of touch should never be underestimated.
Who could benefit from an Indian Head Massage treatment?
Anyone who spends long hours working in front of a computer, or drives for long distances, and those who work with the upper part of the body, such as hairdressers, beauticians, musicians, painters and decorators.
When it is NOT recommended to have Indian Head Massage:
Indian Head Massage is safe for all ages and even pregnant women (after the first 4 months into the pregnancy). In fact, it is customary in India for both mother and newborn to receive this work for 40 continuous days after delivery. However, there are some contraindications and conditions to be aware of, when doing a client consultation, before starting any treatment.
Any prevailing conditions, such as fever, migraine, head or neck injury, cold sores, infections, bruising, cuts, abrasions or weeping eczema in the area to be treated may dictate that the head massage should take place at another time.
High or low blood pressure, diabetes, metal plates in the head, thrombosis or embolism, recent haemorrhage (especially brain haemorrhage), recent operations, dysfunction of the nervous system (eg meningitis; inflammation of the brain) and epilepsy, arthritis/osteoporosis in treatment area, cancer (unless treatment is approved in writing by a specialist).
Do I need to undress?
There is no need to undress. However, a low-cut or V- neck, sleeveless camisole top or t-shirt is ideal to wear for your treatment
Effective treatment for...
- Chronic neck & shoulder stiffness
- Mental & emotional stress
- Mental & physical tiredness
- Improves concentration
- Relieves symptoms of neuralgia
- Total & deep relaxation
- Promotes hair growth/condition
- Aides memory improvement
- Headaches, migraines, eye strain
- Depression & anxiety
- Improves symptoms of tinnitus
- Relief from TMJ Syndrome
- Relieves symptoms of Bells Palsy
- Relief from sinusitis
Quick Reference Guide
How much does it cost?
£45 for every hour long treatment.
A Note About Massage Oils
Although Westernised Indian Head Massage is usually performed dry, some clients may prefer to have some warmed oil used. If this is the case, let me know at the time of booking.
Please also let me know of any allergies, especially NUT allergy, so that nut oils are not used, and I can remove them from the therapy room.
Clients with hair and scalp problems may benefit from the use of warm oil during the treatment.
None of the complementary holistic therapies offered by Jane Goodman Holistic Therapies is intended as primary healthcare. Complementary holistic therapies work alongside the relationship you have with your professional medical practitioner. If you have any medical concern, you must always consult your GP. As a holistic practitioner, I do not diagnose, prescribe medication or advise you to stop taking prescribed medication without first consulting your doctor.