Mar 25 2009

Indian Head Massage

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What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage is a treatment used to help sooth, relax or invigorate the client.

 

History

Indian Head Massage  (Champissage)  is the Ayurvedic form of healing and relaxation, it is probably the oldest recorded medical system in existence. It has been practiced for over 5000 years.

Indian women traditionally performed this for the health benefits that it provides. the skill is handed down from generation to generation and members of a family often give and receive head massages.

 

What does it help with?

Indian Head Massage helps by:

  • Promoting sleep as massage relaxes the body and mind.
  • Relieving irritability.
  • Releases natural endorphins within the body.
  • Increases blood circulation to bring additional oxygen and nutrients to the area, which improves the condition of the skin and allows waste products to be taken away, detoxifying the body.
  • Improves concentration as it increases blood flow which carries vital oxygen to the brain.
  • Relieves stiffness in muscles.
  • Breaks down fibrostic nodules commonly known as knots, which develop from tension in the muscles.

 

What happens during an Indian Head Massage?

The treatment consists of a back and shoulder massage, the therapist will remove any tension by using massage and applying pressure point  massage.

The upper arms are massaged and the Marma (energy) points are rebalanced.

The neck  and the scalp are then massaged using a variety of movements and techniques to relieve tension.

The treatment concludes with a lymphatic massage to the face and neck.

Can anyone have a treatment?

Indian Head Massage is a very safe treatment. However there are certain conditions that the therapist should be made aware of which may prevent treatment being carried out or may require the permission of a GP. A medical massage form should always be filled out.

  • Any recent head or neck injury.
  • Severe bruising, cuts or abrasions in the treatment area.
  • Epilepsy (please bring a guardian with you)
  • Recent haemorrhage.
  • High/low blood pressure.
  • Migraine.
  • History of thrombosis and embolism.
  • Diabetes (please eat an apple and banana before treatment)
  • Dysfunction of the nervous system.
  • Recent operations.

The therapist will discuss any concerns you may have.

 Gift Vouchers are available.

 If you would like more information about this treatment please feel free to telephone for an informal chat.

Telephone 01553 679453     or    07817693867

There is an answering service so if no one is available to take your call please leave your name and number and we will return your call as soon as we can.

Lin Boardman Delph©2013 all rights reserved

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