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Indian head massage (technically called Champissage) is used to relieve stress, anxiety, headaches, pain in the neck and in shoulder muscles, as well as common emotional and mental problems such as depression and insomnia, by using a variety of stimulating and tension-releasing techniques.
Your head, neck, shoulders and upper arms are all interconnected though a network of nerves, veins and arteries. This massage therapy treats them all, concentrating on the areas most vulnerable to emotional and physical stress and tension (the head and shoulders). The therapeutic effect is both mental and physical which can help relax the whole person.
Indian head massage can reinvigorate every part of the body by relieving tension in the key areas and unblocking the energy trapped in the muscles, thus restoring movement of joints and helping them to maintain mobility. This massage is effective for untying knots and smoothing out the nodules in muscles. It treats headache right at its source and can benefit hair and scalp. The massage can help relieve eye strain and improve mental concentration.
This massage therapy can encourage healing of damaged muscles by increasing blood circulation as well as the uptake of oxygen in tissues and the brain. It can also stimulate the immune system. Indian head massage can help the body to detox by energising the lymphatic system. By reinforcing the respiratory system, Indian head massage encourages deep breathing which is fundamental to healing and well-being.
The treatment involves massaging the head, shoulders and the neck, and is performed while you are sitting in a chair.
Feel free to let our massage therapist know how vigorously you wish the movements to be and how much oil you would like to be used. Traditionally Indian head massage is vigorous with plenty of oil.