Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage

A holistic massage treatment dating back many thousands of years.


What is Indian head Massage?

In India, head massage has always been an important part of daily life. From birth to old age, family members are taught to share massage across the generations to keep them in good health.

Many Indian barbers offer a hair-cut with a “champi” (head massage) as part of the treatment. The massage would be an invigorating scalp massage designed to stimulate and refresh the individual. The word “shampoo” comes from the Hindi word “Champi” meaning head massage.

Indian Head Massage is deeply relaxing and this encourages the body’s own healing abilities.

In the West we have developed Indian Head Massage to include the upper back, arms, chest, neck, face and scalp. These are places where many people hold stress and tension and the gentle movements used may release these tensions by calming the mind, improving circulation and increasing lymphatic drainage.

A full treatment takes about 45 minutes.


What are the benefits ?

There are many benefits to Indian Head Massage both physical and psychological, these include:

  • Stress relief
  • Pain reduction
  • Headache relief
  • Frozen shoulder pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Tinnitus
  • Stress
  • Sleeping problems


What happens during a treatment?

An initial consultation will discuss your needs and health issues and any contra-indications to the treatment will be discussed.

During the treatment you will be seated and a robe will be provided for warmth and modesty.

Oil will be selected to suit your skin condition and needs.

The massage will start on the upper back and then progress to the shoulders and upper arms. The movements will be gentle and calming, with some firmer movements to encourage blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.

The massage will then move to the upper chest area to relax the pectoral muscles and help respiratory congestion. The massaging of the neck will follow, relieving tension and stiffness.

The next stage is the face, where gentle movements are made which aim to relieve congestion in the sinuses and aid lymphatic drainage.

The treatment ends with a scalp massage to improve blood circulation and to release endorphins to give you a feel-good feeling.

The treatment will end with quiet relaxation.


After an Indian Head Massage Treatment

After a treatment it is advisable to follow the guidelines below for the next 24 hours:


Increase your intake of water or herbal/fruit tea. This will help with the detoxification process.


Try to avoid rushing around, relax and enjoy the treatment that you have just had.


It would be best to avoid heavy or rich food; this will enable the body to use its energy for the healing process

Avoid smoking


Reduce your consumption

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