Indian Head Massage Bristol

History

Indian Head Massage, or as it is known in India, 'Champissage' has always played an important part in Indian life, featuring in the earliest Ayurvedic texts dating back nearly 5000 years, and based on the ancient Ayurvedic healing system that combine natural therapies and encompass the mind, body and spirit.

Today, infants often receive daily massage from birth until they are 3 years old, to keep them in good health. From then on they are massaged once or twice a week, and after 6 years they are then taught to share massage with family members as an integral part of family life. These skills are handed down from generation to generation, traditionally practised for the health benefits the massage provides.

Techniques were originally developed by women using different oils according to the season or availability (coconut, sesame, almond, olive oil, herbal oil, buttermilk, mustard oil and henna), to keep their hair strong, lustrous and in beautiful condition. This massage, applied regularly, revitalises the circulation at the hair roots, and the oil will bring nourishment to the living growing hair.

Benefits

Indian Head Massage can also help to relax, soothe or invigorate the receiver whilst increasing blood flow to the brain, delivering more oxygen so helping mental fatigue and improving concentration, it is an excellent treatment for helping alleviate stress related problems. The treatment involves the therapist using their hands to kneed, squeeze or rub the body's soft tissue such as muscles of the upper back, shoulders, neck and head, the benefits are many including increased lymphatic flow which helps to eliminate toxins and other waste products from the body. As clients usually remain fully clothed the massage can be carried out almost anywhere.

Today it is very common to visit a hairdressers and receive a head massage as part of the treatment.

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