The History of Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage (or champissage) is based on the ancient Ayurvedic healing system passed down from generation to generation within ancient India. It is a holistic therapy incorporating mind, body and spirit. The treatment has been practiced in India for over a thousand years, originally to keep hair in beautiful condition by stimulating blood flow to the scalp, thus nourishing the hair roots. Originally it was almost exclusively concerned with massage of the head and hair follicles, although over time it has developed to incorporate massage and manipulation of the face, scalp, neck, upper back, shoulders and upper arms as is seen in the modern embodiment of the therapy.
What is Indian Head Massage?
It is believed that three of the major energy centres of the human body can be found in and around the head. These are the brow, the crown and the throat. Acting on a physical, mental and subtle level, Indian head massage stimulates these important energy centres, so helping to maintain the important balance of energy within the body, which in turn promotes a sense of well being, positive energy and relaxation.
Indian head massage includes massage of the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, face and ears. It is a wonderfully relaxing therapy that is safe and very effective at relieving aches, pains, stress and rebalancing energy flow to provide a deep sense of peace, calm and tranquility. There is no need to undress to receive the treatment.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage can include:
-Relieves muscle tension and improves mobility in in the upper body and neck.
-Improves blood circulation around the head and neck area assisting with the exchange of carbon dioxide nutrients and oxygen.
-Improves lymphatic drainage from the head and neck so assisting with the removal of waste and toxins.
-Relaxes the body so improving mental concentration.
-Reduces congestion and a number of sinus related problems.
-Relieves headaches, migraines and other similar ailments
-Reduces stress, mental tension and anxiety.
-Helps to alleviate insomnia.
-Promotes a deep and lasting sense of peace, calm and tranquility
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