Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage, also known as Champissage, is a trademarked term for an alternative medicine massage therapy. Indian Head Massage is practiced all over Europe after being brought to the west by Narendra Mehta in the 1970's.
In Indian Head Massage, the head, neck and face are massaged with the purpose of manipulating energy channels called Chakras with the goal being to clear blocks in these Chakras that cause a build up of negative energy, which are reported to cause ailments. The belief is when the energy does not flow properly, negative energy builds up, causing common ailments, including stress, pain and nociception pains and aches, and baldness or hair loss.
Through using Indian Head Massage to balance the Chakras, the client will be better able to cope with every day stresses and strains, and will feel more relaxed and energized. It is helpful in not only alleviating tension, but also improves blood and lymphatic drainage and circulation.
Indian Head Massage is carried out with the client fully clothed and seated in an ordinary chair. It can be performed with or without oils. The therapist uses a range of different movements including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas.
The treatment lasts for 20-45 minutes.