What is Indian Head Massage?
Also known as Champissage, Indian Head Massage is a form of massage therapy created in India over a thousand years ago and has been practiced in the UK for about the last 30 years.
Indian Head Massage does not solely focus on the head, as the name implies – this treatment is traditionally carried out on the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck and scalp – the treatment is completed with a short facial acupressure routine.
Using a variety of different techniques, the treatment works to release any blocked energy in the body, that may be manifesting itself in the body, as disease or injury.
An Indian Head Massage is an ideal way to get yourself away from everyday emotional and mental stress, as it helps to promote relaxation, stress relief and gives an uplifting feeling of wellbeing.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage
There are many benefits of Indian Head Massage, as it may help to treat physical symptoms of stress related conditions – here are some potential benefits from the treatment:
What to expect from your session
An Indian Head Massage lasts approximately 30-40 minutes.
Your session starts with a consultation, where we talk about you, your lifestyle and you current and medical history, all of which is totally confidential.
During the consultation we will discuss your preferences, such as oils, areas of focus, parts of the treatment you may not enjoy allowing more focus on a different technique – I like to tailor the treatment to your needs and likes.
When using oils, the upper body outer layers of clothing is removed, lower body garments remain on – a towel is draped around your body, covering your modesty – please be aware, when using oils in your hair, you will not be ‘camera-ready’, as the oils are massaged into your scalp and hair, to encourage improved condition.
If you prefer the treatment without oils, the treatment will be carried out over your light clothing – although, I would suggest the treatment is more beneficial with oils, as the massage is deeper and hence more relaxing to the client.
The majority of the treatment is carried out with you on a seated massage chair, leaning forward with your face in the supportive cradle – the facial acupressure part of the routine carried out with your laying on the therapist couch, encouraging further relaxation.
For larger people or those that do not feel comfortable in the seated massage chair, the client may lay face down on the massage couch for the treatment.
At the end of your treatment, I will give you time to relax, once your treatment is complete. You will be offered water to drink and we will discuss after care advice and treatment plan.