Head massage has always played a pivotal role in Indian life. This massage nourishes the hair from the roots and drains away tension, and relieves eyestrain. Indian head massage is especially good for relieving stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. The experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving them feeling energized and revitalized and better able to concentrate.
This Indian head & neck therapy supports the nervous system by alleviating stress; stimulates the lymphatic system, encouraging the elimination of toxins; helps break down muscle knots; relieves chronic neck and shoulder stiffness; increases oxygen uptake in tissues; and improves circulation.
This therapy can also be used to stimulate hair growth, improve concentration, and relieve migraine pain. It helps to increase joint mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders, improves blood circulation and lymphatic flow, frees knots of muscular tension, relaxes connective tissue, and aids in the elimination of accumulated toxins and waste products.
Head massage originated in India over a thousand years ago. The origin of shampoo comes from a Hindi word ‘champi’. Being ‘champi-ed’ meant having your head massaged. It began as the way to keep your long hair in beautiful condition and has become a part of daily life.
Massaging the head can do much to relieve the stress and tension that fill our day to day lives. The technique involves controlled caresses such as the spider walk, root pull, and comb, and focuses mainly on the face and scalp. It can also continue down the upper back, neck, shoulders and upper arms.
This therapy has a strong effect on the three higher chakras of the seven – mind, body and spirit. Chakra (wheel) is the energy vortex that we need to remain striving. As this therapy works on the shoulders and neck, the relief of tension on these areas are felt almost instantaneously.
The beauty of the head therapy is that you can have it almost anywhere – at home, work or in a salon. You can be clothed or unclothed, use oils, cream, powder or nothing.