Indian Head Massage (Champissage) is a patented form of massage that has developed as part of Indian Ayurvedic Medicine and including classic Swedish techniques. Ayurvedic medicine focuses on the whole person – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and so the aim of the treatment is to restore balance and harmony to the whole body and person through the manipulation of energy channels. The treatment includes the effleurage, petrissage, percussion and friction techniques of Swedish massage, whilst incorporating the use of pressure points, ie, applying pressure to points which release blocked energy.
Indian Head Massage focuses on the head, scalp and face but also incorporates techniques working on the neck, shoulders and upper arms. The treatment is performed on clients whilst they are clothed and although there is no need to use oils, their use on the scalp section of the massage has a conditioning affect on the scalp and hair and can enhance the relaxation process. Scalp conditions such as alopecia, dandruff and eczema can benefit from the scalp massage. It is often a preferred treatment for people who are looking for a quick boost.
Indian Head massage provides the following benefits:
Improves skin colour and tone
Increases suppleness and flexibility in the shoulders, neck and arms
Improves circulation, removing waste and lactic acid from muscles, and so reducing aches and soreness
Reduces tension and stress
Improves the delivery of nutrients and oxygen and lowers blood pressure
Improves lymphatic circulation
Improves sleep, reduces anxiety, improves breathing and produces a sense of calm and well being