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Indian Head Massage

What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage or Champissage, is a traditional massage originating in India about 4,000 years ago. It was part of family life for week-old babies to very aged members of the family, and still is. 

Indian Head Massage is a technique of manipulating soft tissues in the shoulders and scalp. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head and neck area. A typical massage lasts about 20 minutes. 


How May it Help Me?

  • Relaxation of muscles

  • Fibrous adhesions can be released (knots, nodules)

  • Toxins can be released from tense and knotted muscles

  • Neck and shoulder stiffness can be relieved

  • Improved circulation to provide brain and muscles with extra oxygen

  • Lymph flow stimulation

  • Joint mobility aided

  • Hair growth promoted

  • Helps relieve eye strain / ache, tinnitus, jaw ache, sinus congestion

  • Neck & Shoulder ache / stiffness

  • Insomnia


How will I feel after a treatment?

  • Possible effects immediately after a treatment

  • Extreme tiredness

  • Frequent urination

  • May feel calm and tranquil

  • May experience a slight headache

  • Skin may be red in places

  • May feel slightly light headed

  • May feel very emotional

  • Energetic

  • Slightly depressed




  • Drink plenty of water

  • Keep to a light diet

  • Rest

  • Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours



Indian Head Massage is not suitable if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Undiagnosed lumps or swelling of any kind

  • Contagious or acute infectious diseases

  • Known internal bleeding

  • Under the influence of alcohol or narcotics


Consult with your GP before an Indian Head Massage if:

  • You have acute inflammation of venous or lymphatic systems

  • Damaged areas, scars, bruises, or cuts

  • Any rare or unusual condition

  • Undiagnosed pain or ache, especially if acute

  • Unstable blood pressure

  • Flu type symptoms

  • Inflammatory conditions, e.g. arthritis

  • Epilepsy

  • Sepsis or any skin condition affecting the scalp or target area.

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