Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic practice that has been used in India for over 2000 years, (since around 600 B.C.).
It originates from an Indian alternative medicine system called Ayurveda, (translated as the ‘science of life’), whereby it is believed that the mind and body are intricately connected and thus can influence one another.
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Indian head massage
Indian head massage, as the name indicates, originated from India and is a beautifully traditional practice that is now immensely popular amongst Western cultures.
The Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic practice used in India for over 2,000 years, (since around 600 B.C), usually by mothers on their daughters. It is part of the practice of medicine called Ayurveda, which aims to promote long life and balance the body’s energies. It was often used with spices and herbs that would promote good health and skin.
Traditionally, the Indian head massage was used at weddings and births. Today, many babies still receive the massage to keep them in good health. Spas and barbershops have been known to use the massage as well.
Indian head massage, also known as champissage, is a treatment that focuses on massaging acupressure points along the head, neck, and shoulders, often using circular massage strokes to improve hair and scalp condition.
It originates from an Indian alternative medicine system called Ayurveda, (translated as the ‘science of life’), whereby it is believed that the mind and body are intricately connected and thus can influence one another. Through this theory, is is understood that Indian head massage can not only reduce headaches and improve physical well-being, but it can also improve mental and emotional wellness too.
Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic practice that has been used in India for over 2000 years, (since around 600 B.C.),
What to expect
A typical Indian head massage treatment, usually starts with the shoulders, working into this area especially as it often holds a lot of tension. The upper back may also be massaged working around the shoulder blade.
Following this, flowing motions will move up the neck massaging and stretching to relieve any stress and tension.
Finally, the scalp is then massaged along the acuppresure points on the head, and in non-corporate settings, followed up by the forehead and the area around the eyes.
The upper back and arms can also be massaged depending on the techniques being used.
Promotes hair growth by increasing oxygen in the hair follicles which stimulates growth and health.
Prevents headaches and migraines by releasing built-up tension in the head and neck area and relieving muscle stiffness
Renews and balances energy levels by working with the three higher chakras
Relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety through relaxation
Boosts memory capabilities by relieving stress and quieting the mind
Stimulates lymphatic drainage by circulating blood to the neck area
Better sleep by reducing stress
Improves circulation of cerebral spinal fluid