Indian Head Massage

Originating in India, Indian Head Massage or "Champissage" is a 4000 year old therapy that treats a person on the physical, mental and the subtle levels by using specific massage techniques; working on the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, head, face and ears to produce a deeply relaxing experience for the whole body.  

Taking 30-45 minutes, this unique massage is done while a client sits fully clothed in a low back chair.  Due to its simplicity and portability, Indian Head Massage can be done anywhere and everywhere, making relaxation and holistic wellness more accessible for everyone.

You have the option for an oil treatment at the end of your massage.  

 

 

 

Benefits of Indian Head Massage

  • General overall relaxation

  • Relieves eye strain, tension headaches, nasal congestion and jaw-ache

  • Increased blood supply to scalp, head and neck, bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients to encourage healing

  • Improved blood circulation increasing oxygen supply to the brain

  • Relaxes taut and uncomfortable muscles, eases stiffness, breaks down knots and nodules in muscle tissues

  • Stimulates blood circulation and drains away accumulated toxins

  • Increased joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders

  • Improved lymphatic drainage which helps in the removal of waste products and toxins helping the immune system

  • Can give your hair a healthy lustrous shine and improve skin condition

  • Encourages deeper breathing and deep relaxation; very enjoyable and triggers the release of “feel good” chemicals called endorphins creating an almost euphoric sensation of contentment and happiness

  • Promotion of hair growth

  • Helps to dissipate mental tiredness/fatigue, stress, depression resulting in greater mental alertness and concentration and clearer thinking

  • Can create a more balanced state of being, and balancing of the Chakras

Indian Head Massage can help with the following symptoms

  • Tension Headaches / Migraines

  • Tinnitus and other ear problems

  • Helps hair loss and thinning

  • Muscle tension – neck, shoulder stiffness

  • Eye strain

  • Insomnia

  • Sinus congestion

  • Stress, Anxiety, Depression

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Recent whiplash or injury to the neck or upper back, shoulder and head region

  • Chronic Fatigue ( if advanced and non-resolving )

  • Clients under-going medical treatments ( with Doctor’s approval this can be done)

  • Hair Extensions

How to prepare for your treatment

  • Hair needs to be clean (shampoo) the day of or the day before the treatment

  • Please wear a cotton crew neck shirt, long or short sleeve is your option

  • A hair band or hair clip to bundle up your hair with, if it is longer than the top of your shoulders (I do have some bands)

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Testimonial

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Carolyn

Prior to my appointment I was in significant pain with virtually no range of motion in my neck; the pain was the worst at night trying to sleep. The lack of restorative sleep increased the pain and the emotional frustration.  To be honest I was hesitant to try Indian Head Massage as other interventions on my neck had contributed to further pain; however the level of relaxation I had experienced was incredible!  Seriously the best results I've had in a long while.  I have movement in my neck again and no pain!