INDIAN HEAD & SHOULDER MASSAGE
“The Quick & Portable De-Stresser”
Indian Head Massage, is based on the traditional
form of Champi, an Indian word denoting a particular massage technique.
The English word "shampoo" is derived from the Hindi. Head
massage is commonplace in India - the techniques have been passed through
the generations over thousands of years and is featured in the earliest
Ayurvedic Texts which date back nearly 4000 years.
India today, whether as a tourist or resident, it is quite common to
be offered a head massage on street corners, in the marketplace and
on the beach.
In our modern society, stress, poor eating habits,
pollution, lack of exercise and fresh air all contribute to a variety
of ailments settling on the head and shoulders. Indian Head Massage
is a simple, effective technique that can be practised anywhere.
treatment can be tailor made to suit the application, in that oils may
or may not be used depending on the situation ie if at the office or
going back to work, oils need not be used; or if wanting oils to stimulate
scalp and hair these may be used.
No clothing need be removed as the clothes become
the lubricant. The upper back, shoulders, arms, neck, head and face
are massaged using Various types of touch:
A wide stroke performed with the whole palm, it warms the muscles
and prepares them for deeper, more specific work. It is ususally the
first contact the therapist has with the client and establishes a sense
of trust. In Indian Head Massage this technique is applied to the tops
of the shoulders, and down the arms.
is a form or kneading and wringing which stretches and stimulates
muscles. This technique is employed on shoulders and arms.
a French word meaning drum or tap which is a stimulating technique
for improving circulation. This is used on the scalp.
takes three main forms – hacking, cuppling, pummeling. This
is designed to break down fatty deposits and revitalise tissues in body
massage. On the shoulders and back, it frees the muscles from toxins
and lactic acid deposits, allowing them to drain into the lymphatic
system and out of the body. On the scalp it improves the circulation.
the fingers maintain contact with the skin, sliding the underlying
muscle back and forth. This also breaks down toxic deposits.
Massage is an important aspect of Ayurvedic medicine
and the three higher Chakras are balanced during the treatment. Shiatsu
and Acupressure points have been included in the routine as a beneficial
BENEFITS OF RECEIVING
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
working on the upper back, neck, shoulders and head - the areas which
are most vulnerable to stress and tension, it becomes in effect a de-stressing
programme for the whole body and thus eliminates toxins from tense knotted
muscles, relieves stiffness, improves lymph and blood circulation.
General and specific relaxation for muscles, providing immediate relief
Fibrous adhesions (knots) can be broken down
Disperses toxins from tense, knotted muscles
Relief from acute and chronic neck and shoulder stiffness
Loosens the scalp
Relaxes the whole body
Increases oxygen uptake in the tissues
Improves blood circulation in previously congested muscles
Provides additional oxygen to the brain
Stimulates and improves the circulation of the lymphatic system, allowing
for the disposalof toxins from the body
Restores joint mobility
Provides relief from disorders such as earache, eye strain, tinnitus,
aching jaws from clenching or grinding teeth, sinisitus, headache, migraine
Provides relief from hair disorders associated with stress: alopecia,
Provides a sense of calmness, peace and tranquility
Increases levels of alertness and concentration
Lifts feelings of depression, despondancy, desperation
Clears the perspective
Balances Chakra Energy
Releases Stagnant Energy, boosting available energy on all levels
Provides a general feeling of having been healed
Massage is one of the safesty and most natural forms
of therapy known to man. However, there are certain circumstances when
massage should be avoided, if only temporarily. Use your judgement.
Illness, especially high temperature/fever
Following recent accidents, injuries or surgery
Acute infectious diseases such as typhoid, diptheria etc
Local infectious skin disorder
Aneurosa (localised dilation of blood vessels – commonly the artery in
the temple or forehead area) which is most prevalent in the elderly
Eczema: this can be contagious, especially if the eczema
Massage is more than a job and more than a way of
earning money, it is a serious art form where we give of ourselves and
participate in the joy of life. In healing and teaching others we heal
and teach ourselves.
come and enjoy an Indian Head and Shoulder Massage!