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What is Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is an incredibly soothing massage, which releases harmful stores of built up negative energy. Also known as Champissage (possibly a portmanteau of chāmpi, the Hindi term for the practice, and massage) Indian head massage is based on old Ayurvedic techniques involving work on the shoulders, neck, scalp and face. A variety of massage movements are used to relieve tension, stimulate circulation and restore joint movement. Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional Indian medicine dating back to the 3rd century AD.


Champissage massage techniques are based on ancient knowledge regarding the manipulation of energy channels. Indian head massage is intended to clear blockages in these energy channels which could cause a build-up of negative energy which in turn can result in health problems such as stress, muscle pain, aches and nausea. Indian head massage was brought to the West by Narendra Mehta in the 1970s and is now a popular form of alternative treatment as well as a luxurious way to relax and ease built up tensions from the day to day stress of urban living.

The Benefits of Indian Head Massage

An Indian Head Massage will relax you. It reduces aches, pains and tension in your neck, back and shoulders, stimulates the flow of blood, lymph and oxygen in your upper body, and therefore will help to clear your sinuses, relieve stress and give you a decent night’s sleep.

Our therapist will use Indian Head Massage with Cranial Sacral Therapy which offers the therapeutic response of reducing headaches, migraines, and eye strain.

But it's more than that…


Often you feel serene, ‘floaty’ but also clear headed and alert, it clears your brain-fog and tension Perhaps part of the reason for this is that Indian Head Massage focuses on the three higher “chakras” The mind, body and spirit which balances your energy epi-centre


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