Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage techniques have evolved from a rich tradition of family grooming in India. Throughout generations, Indian women have been taught by their mothers to massage different oils, which vary according to the seasons (coconut, sesame olive, almond, buttermilk, mustard oil, and henna) to keep their hair strong, lustrous and in beautiful condition. Indian male barbers incorporate massage into their treatments. A visit to the barber will always involve champi (head massage) of some kind. The western word ‘shampoo’ is derived from this word. The barbers treatments differ from the massages performed by women, in that they are much more stimulating and invigorating, designed to refresh the client.
Nowadays Indian Head Massage is not confined to the head area, but has been westernised to include treating other parts of the body vulnerable to stress such as the neck, upper back, arms, shoulders and face. There is a fundamental relationship between the head, neck and shoulders and although the techniques used in Indian Head Massage involve the upper body, the potential benefits for the rest of the body are extensive. Many clients comment on the fact that they feel as if their whole body is balanced after the treatment as Indian Head Massage works on all levels.
A full treatment usually takes 30 minutes and your first session will include an additional consultation. You will need to remove jewellery and can either remain fully clothed and have the massage without oils, or with oils for the upper body and hair (modest towel provided), or oils for the hair only. A treatment using oils is far more therapeutic, pleasurable and relaxing for the receiver and the natural beauty of the hair and skin is promoted and protected.
I carefully select natural base products and essential oils to create your own bespoke Indian Head Massage oil, which you get to take home with you.
Treatment can take place whilst you are seated on a massage chair or lying down on the massage couch.
Indian Head Massage releases tension and can help you to relax and feel calmer. Anyone can benefit from the sense of well-being it induces but it can be of particular value to those suffering from stress, tension headaches, sinusitis, tinnitus and other ear problems, insomnia, hair loss, muscular tension and fatigue, amongst many other benefits.