Indian Head Massage | Indian Champissage
Do you need to relax and unwind after a stressful day at work? Are your shoulders, neck and head tense? An Indian Champissage treatment combines massage with chakra balancing to provide both a deeply relaxing yet rejuvenating experience.
Book today and discover the benefits of this wonderful approach to well-being.
What to expect
Indian Champissage is a seated massage based on the ancient ayurvedic system of healing. The treatment will last for 45 minutes and, if it is your first time, the session includes a brief consultation (5-10 minutes) to ensure the treatment is tailored to your needs.
A typical Indian Head Massage starts with the upper back and neck working deeply over the muscles and pressure points to encourage the muscles to relax, and freeing up the energy flow around the head. The practitioner then moves into scalp massage, where further massage techniques are used to revive this whole area, improving circulation and the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the brain. The effect of this increases energy flow, helps stimulate hair growth and improves concentration.
A variety of pressures and techniques are used to relieve stress and tension in the upper back, shoulders, neck, upper arms and scalp, finishing with a soothing face massage and mini chakra balancing treatment, including drainage techniques to alleviate any tendency towards headaches and sinus problems. Oils are not used during a standard treatment but can be applied on request.
“The massage itself was incredible, calming and completely relaxing my entire body. Thoughts and feelings washed over me effortlessly like waves and for a while I had very little sense of time and place, just a deep comforting and securing feeling that is quite difficult to put into words. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and felt lighter both emotionally and physically for several hours afterwards. Although the focus is on the head and shoulders, my whole body and mind benefited”. LG
“I had an Indian Head Massage from Jennifer about 3 years ago when I lived in Dulwich, it was amazing. In three years since moving to Putney I hadn’t had a better massage, so I recently contacted Jennifer to book in another appointment. The Indian Head Massage was again incredible and really helped release the tension I had been feeling in my neck, shoulders and the back of my head. I can recommend Jennifer as the best masseuse I’ve ever been to and also as a great person. Jennifer gave me some good tips on how to help prevent the tension build up in the first place. First class service.” DB
Combined Indian Champissage & Reflexlogy Treatment (90 minutes)
Pamper yourself with a luxury treatment that combines Indian Champissage/Head Massage with Reflexology. You will start the session with massaging the head, neck and shoulders, and then have the foot reflexes massaged to bring total relaxation to mind and body.
Benefits of having Indian Champissage
Ayurveda teaches that mind, body and spirit are one in truth, so affecting one affects them all. A therapy treatment is deeply relaxing, easing strains from the upper body and removing stagnant energies that have accumulated around the major energy centres.
Indian Head Massage is ideal for everyday stress relief and the alleviation of neck and shoulder tension by inducing a sense of deep relaxation. Case studies have widely documented the powerful affect of the treatment including relief of headaches, migraines and sinus problems as a result of the variety and combination of techniques used.
Indian Champissage can help to:
- Relieve tension and headaches, neck and back pain
- Alleviate stress
- Promote relaxation
- Release muscular knots and tension that has accumulated in the tissues
- Stimulate lymphatic drainage, helping to remove toxins and boost the immune system
- Improve circulation which lifts energy and improves concentration
- Increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders
- Balance and improve energy flow
- Promote hair growth
“I was quite sceptical at first but was amazed at the feelings I experienced during my first session; relaxation, which I definitely needed that day after a very difficult day at work, warmth, emotional relief, and an overall sense of calm but to name a few.” TB
Jennifer is the primary therapist for Indian Champissage treatments, and also specialises in a wide variety of reflexology treatments. Jaime has trained in Zen Shiatsu Massage and has also trained in head massage, so is able to offer appointments whenever Jennifer is not available.
History of Indian Champissage (also called Indian Head Massage)
Massage has always played an important part in Indian culture, featuring in early ayurvedic texts dating back as far as 4000 years ago. The wisdom in these texts describe that indian head masssage, especially when used in conjunction with herbs, spices and aromatic oils, had an important medicinal function, encouraging the the innate healing energy within the body to restore balance on all levels.
Narendra Mehta, the founder of the Indian Champissage school, grew up with head massage as an integral part of his daily life, something he automatically experienced every time he visited an indian barber. However, when he came to England in the 1973 to train as a Physical Therapist, he was dismayed to find that head massage was not generally available and he was disappointed to discover that the head seemed to be completely neglected even in a full body massage.
Narendra began to miss the therapeutic value of regular head massage and in 1978 he decided to return to India to research the ancient art of head massage. He studied it wherever it was practised and synthesised what he was experiencing, applying his heightened sensitivity as a blind person to discover which part of his body reacted most positively to specific moves.
He quickly realised that the therapy would benefit by being extended to include the face, neck, upper arms and shoulders, all areas that accumulate high levels of stress and tension from daily challenges, and also introduced energy balancing through sound. Focusing primarily on the three higher chakras (Visuddha, Ajna and Sahasrara), the body’s entire energy system could be quickly rebalanced.
Narendra found he had a powerful holistic therapy which could be used effectively to treat the whole person and “Indian Champissage” was developed from an ancient practice to become an excellent contemporary therapy.
This “new” therapy was introduced at the 1981 Mind, Body and Spirit exhibition at Olympia, England, where a total of 179 clients came to Narendra’s stand suffering from headaches and many other stress-related symptoms. They left recharged and relaxed. Exposure to these and countless other clients during the next few years at his clinic and at various exhibitions allowed Narendra to study the effects of his techniques in depth and to revise and expand them.
The future of healing in the twenty-first century is an exciting one.