Indian Head Massage
The practice of Champissage is a very old and time-tested method that is believed to have begun in India about four thousand years ago. When this useful therapy was gradually passed on to the other regions of the world, especially the West by Narendra Mehta in the 1970’s, it came to be known as Indian Head Massage (or IHM in abbreviated form).
IHM - is an efficient form of massage therapy based on the ancient Ayurvedic healing systems. This alternative therapeutic practice employs an assortment of massage techniques giving a thorough massage of your head/scalp, face, shoulders, neck and upper back areas and NOT just the head as the name would suggest. Indian Head Massage involves using a firm and gentle rhythm to help get rid of knots in the muscles and relieve uncomfortable tension. It works to restore balance and harmony by working on the higher three charkas. As in the original practice, oils can be used but most people prefer not to have them as it leaves the hair very oily and often people are going back to the office or going out. However, if the client would like oils as in the original practice, this can be incorporated.
IHM is a clothed therapy that you can conveniently be given anywhere, even at your workplace.
Indian Head Massage works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress and can bring immediate relief. It benefits the mind, body and spirit, promoting not only physical but psychological wellbeing by promoting relaxation, improved sleep pattern, reducing overall stress, anxiety and edginess. It works great on the relief of tension, headaches, neck and back pain, sinusitis and eye strain.
Stimulating lymphatic drainage thus, helping to remove toxins and boost the immune system, it also provides extra oxygen for the brain and increases mental clarity. It improves hair growth and condition (especially when using oils).
Indian Head Massage reaches all energy centres where tension accumulates
Warning: A medical professional should always be consulted for any medical physiological and/or psychological conditions. Complementary therapies are not a substitute for, but work in conjunction with conventional medicines and the medical profession / care teams. Referral from a G.P. or healthcare team may be required in some cases.
N.B. Patch test required at least 48 hours prior to treatments with oil.
Cost of treatments:
30 Minute Session (without hair oils) - €30
30 Minute Session (with hair oils) - €40