Indian Head Massage
What Can Indian Head Massage Be Beneficial For?
Indian Head Massage has been reported to be beneficial with the following conditions:
Improves circulation to the head and neck area therefore speeding up the interchange of oxygen, nutrients, carbon dioxide and waste products.
Improves lymphatic drainage from the head and neck aiding the removal of waste products and toxins.
Relieves tension in muscle tissue.
Helps improve mobility in neck and shoulder region.
Relieves mental and physical strain and therefore improves concentration.
Helps relieve tension headaches, eye strain, insomnia.
Helps relieve sinusitis/congestion.
Can bring about a general feeling of calmness and relaxation.
Promotes higher levels of alertness and concentration.
May help prevent hair loss/thinning and improve the condition of the hair and skin.
What Is Indian Head Massage?
Indian Head Massage or ‘Champissage’ is the name given for head, neck and shoulder massage that has been practised for generations in India to promote hair growth and good health. It is becoming increasingly popular as a natural and effective means of relieving stress and promoting health and well-being.
It is known to bring about a feeling of relaxation, improve circulation and can even improve alertness and concentration. Indian head massage can also help to relieve or alleviate tension headaches, insomnia, neck and shoulder tension/stiffness, sinusitis and stress.
What Does Indian Head Massage Treatment Involve?
After a detailed medical history has been taken the massage is carried out fully clothed seated in a chair. Treatment will include massage of the scalp, hair and face but firstly the upper back, shoulders and neck, where a great deal of tension and stress is usually held in the body. No oils are used during this treatment.
Particular attention is paid to the tension ‘hot spots’ around the shoulder blades; along the infraspinatus and supraspinatus muscles of the shoulders; the sterno-cleido-mastoid muscles of the neck; the sensitive occipital region at the base of the skull; the masseter muscles of the jaw; the temples; and the suture joints of the cranium.
Indian Head Massage is a very relaxing yet reviving treatment which helps to promote higher levels of alertness and concentration. The tension in the muscles is released, dispersing toxins, reducing mental and physical stress and improving blood flow to the brain.
In short, it is a wonderfully relaxing and stress reducing therapy.
Length Of Treatment And Cost
Half Hour Massage approx 30 minutes – £22
1 Hour Massage approx 1 hour – £33
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