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What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage (Champissage) is a blissfully relaxing form of holistic massage applied normally to the head, neck, shoulders and upper arms. Not surprisingly, it originated as part of the Ayuvedic medicine tradition in India where it has been practised for thousands of years and where it remains a family ritual with children being taught the technique as part of their upbringing.

In India it is still quite common to find masseurs offering head massage on the beach, on street corners and even in busy markets. It is only relatively recently that this delightful tradition has been brought to the West and taught here.

Almost anyone can benefit from the very young to the very old. It is a supreme stressbuster and an excellent way of preventing insomnia, headaches, sinusitis and eye strain. Since it can improve blood supply to the brain, business executives often say that it helps their performance, making them more alert and better able to concentrate.

It deeply relaxes the face muscles, making the client look healthier and happier. Used with oil it can improve hair texture, giving a wonderful shine.


How is a Indian Head Massage session conducted?

After assessment, the client sits in a comfortable chair for the massage. No clothing needs to be removed although it should be noted that when attending, a cotton top or T shirt is probably the most comfortable thing to be wearing. Some clients prefer to remove their shirt or top to prevent staining with oil.

Treatment normally begins with a deep kneading and probing of the neck and shoulder muscles. At times, almost akin to Osteopathy but with no crunching or cracking. The head is then worked with the scalp being squeezed, rubbed, tapped and prodded. The hair is briskly tugged and gently combed. Pressure points are gently worked on and the ears tugged and pressed.

Lastly the practitioner moves to the face, working acupressure points to help relieve sinus pressure, stimulate blood circulation and increase alertness. The face is very gently stroked.


How many Indian Head Massage sessions will be needed?

Most people who experience this therapy will want to enjoy it again and again (you have been warned!). The number of sessions needed varies widely and normally at least 4 or 5 sessions are recommended for maximum benefit, with occasional maintenance sessions.


What is the cost of Indian Head Massage treatment?

Treatment is charged at £25 per session.