Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage (or "Champi" in Hindi) is a practice that originated over a thousand years ago in India where it stemmed from a tradition of family grooming. It was brought over to the UK by Narendra Metha, a blind man who developed and formalised Indian head massage into an actual therapy.
Metha arrived in England in the 1970's where he trained as a physiotherapist. In 1978 he returned to India where he studied the benefits and practice of Champi. Metha soon included the neck, shoulders and face into the massage and employed modern knowledge of shiatsu and acupressure to relax tense areas, rebalance the energy and clear any areas of concentrated negativity.
Indian Head Massage is a traditional treatment, which relieves tension, headaches and stress with
massage of the shoulders, neck, scalp and face.
The massage is carried out whilst you remain comfortably seated. The massage can be carried out with or without the use of oil, and with or without your upper body clothing removed.
Indian Head Massage is not capable of curing any serious or life-threatening medical disorders but it has been known to provide a welcome relief from the symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, some migraine, sinusitis, temporo-mandibular joint tension, eye strain, and muscle tension in the neck and shoulders.
It is calming and relaxing, leaving clients feeling energised, revitalised, stimulated and able to concentrate better.
Indian Head Massage:
• Provides immediate relief from general and specific tension.
• Reduces effects of Metal & Emotional stress
• Improves tissue & joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders.
• Fibrous adhesions, knots of muscular tension, practically around jaw and face are broken down.
• Loosening of the scalp stimulates and improves the scalp circulation & health.
• Relaxation of connective tissues induces’ relaxation to the whole body.
• Dispersal of toxins & waste products from tense, knotted muscles
• Improves’ blood circulation & therefore increases’ oxygen uptake.
• Stimulation and improvement of the circulation of the lymphatic system.
• Help in the relief of eyestrain and tension headaches.
• Excellent for disturbed sleep and insomnia.
• Relieves, mental tiredness and tension.
• Improved concentration.
• Strengthens & improves hair growth.
• Energy flow is rebalanced therefore installing Peace and Tranquillity to the individual.
What are the side effects?
Following a treatment some clients experience tiredness, dizziness, an increased desire to urinate (as the body eliminates toxins and waste materials) or aching muscles. All of these side effects usually last for no more than a few hours, after which clients generally experience increased energy and alertness.
When not to have Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage should be avoided if you have had recent surgery, or a head or neck injury; a history of thrombosis or embolism; spondylitis or spondylosis.
If you have very high or low blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy, any kind of heart condition, cancer or osteoporosis, talk to your doctor before arranging a treatment.
30 minute treatment - £20.00
Overall session will last approx 50 mins which will take into account time for your initial consultation and aftercare advice