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Indian head massage- history, treatments and benefits

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Indian head massage is quite common. The technique is quick and effective and relieves your tension and stress.


Also popularly known as Champissage, the massage is practiced in India for over 1000 years. In the beginning, it was just centered around the head alone with the aim of improving Indian women hair growth and condition them. It was introduced in the west in 1970s by Narendra Mehta. In this era, the Indian Head Massage also gets evolved to use for face, neck, shoulders and upper arms. Now it addresses the body’s most important energy channels and also help combat stress in the muscles.

The procedure

When you opt for Indian Head Massage, the therapist carefully kneads the muscle around the key body areas to stimulate the head, neck and upper portion of the body. It also includes stimulating the pressure points around the face. The duration of the head massage is around 30 minutes.

The remedy addresses nodules in the muscles to break them down. It removes harmful toxins from the muscles. Massage relaxes the whole body and also improves blood circulation. It gives you a soothing effect and re-balances the energy flow which in turn leads to peace of mind.

Benefits of this remedial treatment

  • Relieves mental and emotional stress like headache, depression and insomnia.
  • Increase the flow of oxygen to the brain.
  • Improve circulation of cerebrospinal fluid.
  • Removes toxins from the body
  • Relieve the tension in the muscle.
  • It boosts immune system
  • Stimulates hair growth.
  • Stretching the tissues of the neck and shoulders.

The procedure

The therapist settles you on a comfortable chair. They get you a pair of loose clothes to change. A few essential oils are used. The therapist starts from the scalp and face and then moves to the shoulders and upper back. The procedure includes squeezing, rubbing and gentle tapping and prodding. Your ears are pressed, and pressure points are worked on. Gentle stroking also helps relieve pressure points. It also stimulates blood circulation. You also allowed to rest for around twenty minutes after the massage session.

After a long, tiring week, consider head massage and you will feel the difference. You can get it done once in a two weeks. Contact a nearby spa clinic. Ensure they are well knowledgeable. The staff must have the knowledge of acupressure points.

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