Indian head massage, also known as ‘champissage’, is an ancient Indian tradition, practiced for more than a thousand years. Traditionally, herbs and botanicals were used to promote healing, relaxation and wellbeing. Certain natural oils such as coconut, olive and almond were used to enhance health and vitality.
Now the practice is much the same: the application of gentle pressure and massage to certain points on the head and face to stimulate lymph, blood flow and oxygen within the upper body. And contrary to popular belief, Indian head massage is not just confined to your head but involves your face, shoulders and neck.
For pure relaxation Indian head and face massage is excellent. As a reset to your busy lifestyle it’s possible to feel stresses and strains ease away. Aches, pains and tensions in the head and neck are massaged, making it ideal for those suffering from office-posture strains and other pulls and tensions from injury or muscular problems. If you have sinus troubles, Indian head and face massage may be particularly beneficial as application on certain points helps to stimulate and drain the lymph. Insomnia can also be improved by the relaxation and stimulation of this ancient massage technique.
At my private consultation room, I will welcome you with herbal tea and we’ll sit down comfortably to a consultation about how Indian head and face massage can help you. For the actual massage you may be seated or laid down on a warmed treatment couch on heated blankets. We may use crystals to help us determine what combination of relaxation therapy will work best for you. It may be that you will benefit from a combination of head and face massage, reiki and/or ear candling. For the Indian head and face massage itself, cushions will be placed gently under your neck and shoulders, with concentration on the pressure points of your head and face. Aromatherapy oils will be used for your complete relaxation and pleasure.
Please contact me for a consultation and cost for Indian head and face massage.