Indian Head Massage
Relax your mind, body and soul with the benefits of Indian Head Massage
Indian Head massage, also known as Champissage, has been practised in India for over 1,000 years. It is a form of relaxation massage that focuses on the head, neck, face, shoulders and upper arms, which are important energy centres in the body where tension can accumulate, resulting in headaches as well as neck, shoulder and back problems. This form of massage combines physical massage with a more subtle form of energy work. This affects the recipient in a more profound and holistic way, bringing the energy of the whole body back into balance creating a deep sense of peace, calm and well-being.
Indian Head Massage helps increase mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders. It improves blood circulation, lymphatic flow and aids elimination of toxins and is particularly good for reducing the effects of stress and tension.
By concentrating on the areas most vulnerable to stress and tension, Indian Head Massage will help the body to release stress, relieve tension and encourage the flow of the blood which will re-energize every part of the body. The results are felt on a mental, physical and spiritual level.
The head neck and shoulders are very important energy centres within your body. If you are feeling stressed or angry, tension tends to accumulate here. This tension can later show up as a stiff neck and shoulders, eyestrain and sometimes even hair loss. Indian head massage involves working with a firm gentle rhythm to help clear blockages and release uncomfortable knots and the build up of tension.
How does an Indian Head Massage treatment work?
The aim of an Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. An Indian Head Massage works with the Ayurvedic concept, which, goes beyond the limits of healing and places emphasis on balance. Working on the chakras has a powerful effect and can bring the energy of the whole body back into balance.
Indian Head Massage involves massage and acupressure techniques manipulating the soft tissues on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. The effect is not just physical: it works on an emotional level too, calming the mind, promoting relaxation and relieving stress.
Massaging the scalp, face, neck and shoulders relieves eyestrain, improves concentration, eliminates muscular tension and restores joint movement.
Indian head massage relieves the buildup of tension, and also has an emotional effect; calming the person, promoting relaxation and relieving stress.
Circulation is improved as the massage increases blood flow; this brings nutrients and oxygen to the head and neck area, improving brain function and other organs in this area. Thinking and concentration can become clearer. The increased blood flow also means that there is an increase in toxins being picked up and removed.
Lymphatic drainage is increased, stimulating a healthier immune system and the removal of toxins. Sinuses are drained more expediently through the increased blood and lymph flow.
All organs and endocrine glands in the head and neck benefit and there is a subsequent cascade of benefit in the rest of the body as all endocrine glands elsewhere respond to the improved function of those in the head and neck.
Massaging the head encourages the supply of oxygen to the brain, which is one of the best ways of reducing stress. Oxygen helps you think clearly and creatively, the same effect is brought about through exercising.
Indian Head Massage attacks stress in an immediate way by accessing the physical effects. It also aids better relaxation and sleep, the lack of which is often a strong component in stress-related illness, which can lead to a more serious mental breakdown. The relaxation opposes the stress response and helps re-balance the process.
By working on Stress, Indian Head Massage has the effect of slowing down behaviour. Time becomes less important for the duration of the massage as sensual awareness takes over. Afterwards, a feeling of being less hurried allows the individual to be less compulsive and more considerate in their outlook. Thoughts quieten and awareness is brought to the forefront.
What are the benefits of Indian Head Massage?
The therapeutic effects and benefits of Indian Head Massage last long after the treatment is finished. Remember, the more treatments you have, the more these benefits will tend to linger. There is a cumulative effect. Here are some of the very good reasons why IHM is so popular in our stressed out world.
- It can relieve eyestrain and headaches
- You should see improvement in the circulatory system
- There is often a reduction in lymphoedema in the head and neck
- Many people report an improvement in concentration
- You will feel variously relaxed or stimulated depending on the techniques used
- You will receive much-needed relief from muscular tension
- An increased oxygen and glucose supply to the brain
- It easily relieves much physical and mental fatigue
- You will find relief from stiffness in your neck and shoulders
- Stress just melts away
- You should see a marked improvement in the symptoms of headaches, insomnia and sinusitis
- Joint mobility and flexibility increase
- Blood circulation and lymphatic flow increase their cleansing effect
- (continued) Accumulated toxins and metabolic waste are more easily eliminated
- Knots and adhesions in muscles are dissolved and removed
- Better lymph drainage supports the immune system
- Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) circulation increases
- You should feel a sense of renewed energy
This treatment is tailored to whatever you need at the time, making it an ideal massage/healing combination to alleviate these problems and to produce lasting effects on health, and value in general well-being. By soothing away any stress and tension, and leaving you relaxed, revitalised and re-energised, this very popular treatment is perfect for promoting a calm mind, a stress-free body and for maintaining optimum health.