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Indian Head Massage at Aromatica Dreams

Indian Head Massage - Treatment Procedure

Indian Head Massage is a combination of ancient techniques and modern awareness, specifically targeted at the upper torso, arms, neck, shoulders, face and mind. For those who have a fast-paced lifestyle, this treatment is perfect, as it will only take half an hour.

Stress causes stiffness and tension in the neck, upper back and shoulders. Indian head massage helps relieve this stiffness. As well as the physical stimulation, Indian head massage also has a profound calming effect on the mind, leaving the client with a feeling of inner focus and well being.

This technique is also known as "on the spot" or "seated massage" because the person is sat in an ordinary chair without the need to undress.

It is an excellent introduction to massage for those who have never experienced it before. It is especially beneficial to anyone who sits for prolonged periods, like computer users who often experience pain and tension in the neck and shoulders and may be prone to eyestrain, headaches and lapses in concentration.

Psychological benefits of Indian Head Massage

  • Creates a balanced feeling of peace and calm

  • Alleviates stress, anxiety and depression

  • Helps clearer thinking by increasing alertness and concentration

  • Rebalances the energy flow to the body

  • Release of stagnant energy

  • Revitalizes the whole person



Physical benefits of Indian Head Massage

  • Improves blood flow to the head and neck, increasing distribution of oxygen and nutrients to nourish the tissues and encourage healing

  • Stimulates and improves lymphatic drainage to the head and neck, thus helping to eliminate waste material from the body

  • Relieves eyestrain and headaches and is effective to tinnitus, jaw ache, sinusitis, congestion and insomnia

  • Relieves mental and physical strain to improve concentration and better productivity

  • Improves muscle tone

  • Relieves muscle tension and pain from muscular spasms

  • Constrictions and adhesions can be reduced or prevented as traumatised muscle tissue heals

  • Unlocks restricted joint movements and improves mobility

  • Revitalizes the whole body

  • Scalp massage boosts the blood supply to the scalp, increasing the amount of nourishment and oxygen reaching the hair, thereby promoting hair growth

The history of Indian head massage

Massage always played an important role in Indian life, featuring in the earliest Ayurvedic texts, which date back nearly 4000 years.

Today infants often receive a daily massage from birth until they are 3 years old to keep them in good health, and from then on they are massaged once or twice a week. After 6, they are then taught to share a massage with family members and massage across the generations as an integral part of family life.

Indian head massage or as its known in India "Champissage" has been practiced in India for over a thousand years and springs from a rich tradition of family grooming. The techniques were originally developed by women who used different oils according to the season such as (coconut, almond and olive) to keep hair strong, lustrous and in beautiful condition.

In India, head massage had been performed as part of the treatment at the barbers and masseurs and it became a normal custom where people from the king down would have someone to tend them. Treatments would differ from the massages performed by women in that they were mainly invigoration scalp massages designed to stimulate and refresh the individual and not as part of a beauty treatment. These skills have also evoked through the ages and have been handed down from barber and father to son. The females in the family have also kept the tradition of hair massage and grooming by passing it down from mother to daughter. Nowadays it is very common to visit a barbershop, and receive a head massage as part of the treatment.

Indian head massage can be seen in many parts of Indian form Calcutta to Bombay, commonly seen being performed on street corners, markets and the beach. This treatment can be carried out in your own home or at the office.

Aromatica Dreams: Based in Dudley Wood, Dudley in the West Midlands (UK) just 2 minutes from the Merry Hill Centre

Principal Practitioner Claire Bayliss M.I.C.H.T. R.G.N.

Telephone: 0800 043 2610

All treatments include a FREE consultation and the second treatment will be HALF price if you introduce a new client to the power of relaxation with Aromatica Dreams.

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