An Overview Of Indian Head Massage
So What Is An Indian Head Massage?
Indian Head Massage (also called champissage) is a form of massage therapy that has been applied in parts of India for close to 1,000 years. It is underpinned by the Ayurvedic healing system of healing which has been practised in India for almost 1,000 years. The practice of massage is possibly one of the most ancient therapies known to man and dates back almost 5,000 years and originate from the Middle East.
Indian Head Massage can help treat stress and other ailments / conditions which stem from underlying stress. Treatment concentrates on the areas of the head and upper and lower neck regions whilst also encompassing the shoulders and upper arms. The aim of the massage is to manipulate the body’s energy channels or chakras. An Indian head massage affects the three higher chakras of the seven (mind, body and spirit.)
Chakras are aligned in an upward tower from the base of the spine to the top of the head. It is believed that these chakra’s all interlink and are responsible for balancing and vitalising of the body’s physical and mental health. When these energy channels are blocked with negative energy they in turn lead to the manifestation of ailments.
What To Expect During Your Indian Head Massage
By massaging the head it can help greatly in relieving stress and tension that builds up in tissues, muscles and joint of the head, face, neck and shoulders. Indian head massages are especially effective for easing stress and headaches as well as scalp and hair problems; eye strain; blood and lymphatic circulation; promotes the immune system; sinusitis; relieves muscle tension; helps with restoring joint movement; tiredness, insomnia; tension/ stress; fatigue and the elimination of toxins and waste products.
When you visit your practitioner for an Indian head massage you will sit upright in a massage chair, fully clothed. Your practitioner will use a wide range of movements during your session such as compression and deep kneading. Usually sessions will last between 25 – 60 minutes. Most therapists like clients to sit quietly for a few minutes following the therapy.
Are There Any Side Effects Of An Indian Head Massage?
Following an Indian head massage clients may feel tired or dizzy and a heightened need to urinate. These effects are due to the body removing toxins and waste materials and will only last for a few hours following therapy. In the longer term you should expect to feel re-energised, wider-awake and alert.
It is recommended you consult your doctor first if you have a neck/ head injury; history of spondylosis (a degenerative spinal disorder); thrombosis; low blood pressure or have recently had surgery.
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David Ibbotson, GoToSee Journalist