This specialised head, neck and shoulder massage is a great introduction to complementary therapies as it does not require disrobing.  This treatment is performed whilst the client is sat; at Aviva Holistics we use a specialised massage chair. As no oils or creams are used, Indian Head Massage is perfectly suited to be used as a lunch break treatment.

This treatment uses both traditional massage techniques and gentle manipulation of pressure points.

 

Indian Head Massage 1/2 hour £30.00
Indian Head Massage
Benefits
Physiological
  • Relaxation of the muscles of the upper back, neck and head
  • Increase flow of blood to the muscles of the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face
    • Removing toxins that have built up in these muscles
    • Relaxing the muscle fibres and removal of fibrous muscle adhesions
    • Improves mobility of the joints
  • Increase the flow of oxygen to the brain
  • Calms the respiratory system
  • Reduces eye strain
Psychological
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Creates a feeling of tranquillity
  • Clears and refocuses the mind
  • Reduces the feeling of tiredness
History of Indian Head Massage

Head massages originated as part of the ancient Indian practice of medicine, called Ayurveda, based on balancing the body, mind and spirit to promote a long life. Ancient Indians believed that massage of all types, used with herbs, spices and oils, promoted strong muscles and skin, good health and encouraged the body’s natural healing powers.

Indian women began offering head massages to their daughters more than 1,000 years ago. They combined them with oils, which included coconut, almond, olive and buttermilk, to keep their hair in good condition.

Indian barbers have made head massages part of the hair cutting treatment for men, as a means to refresh their clients. Traditional Indian head massage originally included just a massage of the scalp and hair. It has now been developed to include the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face.

Indian Head Massage or Champi was brought to the west by Narendra Mehta. Narendra came to England in 1973 to study physical therapy. He began offering the head massage practice in England and it spread to other Western countries as more people learned the technique. Mehta also expanded the tradition to a more holistic massage of the head, neck and shoulder region. He used his heightened sensitivity as a blind man to identify the other areas related to the head that would also benefit from the massage.