INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Indian Head Massage (or champissage) is based on the ancient Ayurvedic healing system passed down from generation to generation within ancient India. It is a holistic therapy incorporating mind, body and spirit. The treatment has been practised in India for over a thousand years, originally to keep hair in beautiful condition by stimulating blood flow to the scalp, thus nourishing the hair roots A variety of herbs, spices and oils with known healing properties were used in the process which gave the added benefit of relieving a number of common scalp conditions. Originally it was almost exclusively concerned with massage of the head and hair folicles, although over time it has developed to incorporate massage and manipulation of the face, scalp, neck, upper back, shoulders and upper arms as is seen in the modern embodiment of the therapy.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is particularly beneficial for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, head-aches, migraine and sinusitis,. It can increase mental clearness, and promote relaxation. Head Massage is especially helpful to people who are 'desk bound' and experience pain and tension in the upper body.
It is also useful for relieving: Tension headaches, eyestrain, ear problems, insomnia, neck and shoulder stiffness, hair loss, hair thinning, scalp tension, mental tiredness, and anxiety.
A Powerful Preventative Practice
Indian head massage is a deeply relaxing practice. As a relaxing technique is a powerful preventive practice in today’s stressful lifestyle.
Hair Loss and Hair Thinning
Champissage is known in India for a long time and practiced on large scale. It is practiced by almost every family as a grooming ritual and as a hair and scalp care. The increased blood circulation strengthens the hair root and promotes health. The use of special oils feed the scalp and the hair with necessary nutrients. Champi as it is known in India is a head massage practice found in every Indian barber shop and it is extremely common to have one with a hair cut or even with a morning shave.