Indian Head Massage

Featuring in ayurvedic (an ancient form of Indian healing) texts, massage has always been an essential part of Indian life, dating back 4000 years. Within these texts it stated that massage, when used alongside herbs, spice and aromatic oils, was an integral part of the physiological function of the human body as it not only strengthens muscles and skin but triggers the body's own healing energy.

Indian head massage was brought to England by Narendra Mehta, who grew up with massage being a vital part of his and his family's life. He originally came to England to train as a physical therapist and was disappointed to discover that head massages were not generally available, even during a full body massage. Therefore, a few years later, he returned to India to discover and research this ancient art of his own heritage. However, after reaching a variety of teachings, he felt that there was something missing because although he enjoyed a small improvement in his own well-being after a head massage, he felt that it was too temporary to achieve any form of therapeutic benefit. This was especially common when he discovered that each head massage was different and every family had a different way of working. Therefore, he decided that he would formalise Indian head massage by considering two points:

  • The face, neck, upper arms and shoulders should be included within a head massage as these areas of the body accumulated a great deal of stress and pressure.
  • The three higher chakras were to be included to enable balance and harmony within the body's entire energy system.

Indian Champissage™ was developed to treat each individual holistically, showing that an Indian head massage is not only exceptionally relaxing but provides relief from stress-related symptoms. Consequently, by releasing stress within the joints, muscles and tissues in the head, face, neck, upper arms and shoulders, people reported health benefits including relief from fatigue, headaches, migraines, sinusitis, stress and tension, leaving them feeling beautifully energised.

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