Treatment: 45mins – Cost: £25
What is Indian Head Massage?
Is a specialised form of Ayurvedic scalp massage. The word ayurveda is made up of two words. Ayur means ‘life’ and veda means ‘knowledge’.
The treatment incorporates the use of Massage, Shiatsu and Acupressure techniques on the upper back, shoulders, arms/hands, neck, scalp and face, using both firm and gentle pressure. This relaxes those areas while helping to rebalance body energy. Warm oil may be used – usually coconut, sesame, almond or olive oil; however, if oily hair is an issue, you can request an oil-free massage.
The History of Indian Head Massage
This form of Ayurvedic head massage is traditionally used by Indian women to enhance health, wellbeing and keep their hair glossy and vibrant. It is also known as ‘Champissage’, from ‘Champi’, the Hindu word for head massage.
Ayurvedic Massage encourages the restoration of balance and harmony to the body and mind. The therapeutic benefits of Indian Head Massage go way beyond boosting hair health, helping to alleviate anxiety and stress by promoting a deep state of relaxation.
Indian Head Massage can bring about a general feeling of wellbeing, calmness and relaxation. It stimulates improvement in the circulatory and lymphatic systems, enhances joint mobility and boosts levels of alertness and concentration. It can be especially helpful for the following symptoms:
- Fibrous adhesions can be broken down
- Dispersal of toxins from the muscles
- Relief from chronic neck and shoulder stiffness
- Improved circulation of blood in the muscles, increasing oxygen to the brain
- Promotion of hair growth
- Eyestrain and tension headaches
- Tinitus and other ear problems
- Temporo-mandibular joint tension, caused by grinding of teeth
- Migraine and Headaches
- Insomnia and disturbed sleep
- A sense of calmness, peace and tranquillity
- Release of anxiety and stress
- Relief from depression
- Increased concentration
- Clear thinking
- Mental Tiredness
An initial medical consultation is carried out to discover any reason why the treatment should be adapted or avoided.
During the treatment the client may either be sitting in a chair or lying on the treatment couch. Clothing from the upper body will have to be removed but modesty will be preserved by towels.