A common technique in Ayurvedic medicine, champissage or Indian head massage is now a popular massage therapy that uses various techniques that focus on the head, neck, and face. Like aromatherapy massage, this therapy is also used with herbs and aromatic oils, which help promote the natural healing abilities of the body. This type of massage therapy targets the nervous system and helps alleviate stress, encourage detoxification, stimulate the lymphatic system, and break down muscle knots. It also helps increase oxygen uptake, relieve chronic stiffness in the shoulders and the neck, as well as improve the body’s overall circulation. Additionally, head massage can also improve the recipient’s concentration, relieve migraine, and even stimulate hair growth.
In essence, champissage works by releasing negative energies that are blocked in the body. In Ayurvedic medicine, negative energies are believed to manifest themselves as injuries and diseases, thus release of these energies help prevent certain illnesses. Applying pressure to different points on the shoulders, head, and neck unblocks the chakras, which then encourages free flow of energy throughout the body.
The Massage Moghuls offers the best Indian head massage therapy in London. We offer mobile massage services that bring you relaxing, therapeutic treatments in the locale of your choice, bringing you comfort whenever and wherever you please. Our therapeutic massages offer relief from mental, physical, and emotional stress. Head massages help calm the mind, relieve discomfort and tension, and improve circulation in the head, thus enhancing your senses and promoting clear thinking.
What to Expect:
An Indian head massage session often lasts between 25 to 45 minutes (or longer). Your therapist may or may not use essential oils during the session, although applying aromatic oils is recommended if you want to take advantage of their therapeutic benefits. Massages often start at the upper back, stimulating the pressure points in order to dissolve knots in the muscles and induce relaxation. The massage then moves to the shoulders and then the upper arms to release tension, continuing on to the neck and the head to unblock passages that commonly cause aches, pains, and stiffness. Massages on the neck and head help promote better circulation not only of the blood, but of cerebral fluids. Following the neck and the head is the scalp, which helps relax the entire head, encourage further circulation, and stimulate hair growth. Your therapist may also perform gentle face massages, which work to relieve headaches and symptoms of sinusitis.
Common Benefits of Indian Head Massage:
- Stress relief and tension release, preventing headaches, migraines, back pains and stiff necks
- Detoxification (lymphatic drainage stimulation)
- Immunity boost
- Improved circulation (increased energy levels)
- Increased concentration
- Respiratory benefits
- MJT (mandibular joint tension) relief
- Improved muscle tone
- Sinusitis relief
- Improved cerebral spinal fluid circulation
- Relief from restlessness, sleeplessness and insomnia