Indian Head Massage, also known as Champissage, is a relaxing massage that focuses on the head (scalp), neck and shoulders, all of which are important energy centers within the body. As implied by its name, Indian Head Massage is a form of massage therapy that originated in India thousands of years ago and works on releasing energy blockages in the body, reducing stress held in the head and shoulders as well as decreasing symptoms of a variety of ailments in the target area. It increases circulation to the head and promotes drainage of accumulated toxins via the use of essential and carrier oils. Indian Head Massage can also be done with no oils on the scalp if preferred.
Better Living health food store offers Indian Head Massage with our Registered Massage Therapist, Camilla Singh for our Toronto clients. Note: All massage services are covered by most extended health benefit plans as Camilla Singh is a standing member of the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
Theories of Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage has been featured in early Ayurvedic texts dating back to over 4,000 years ago. This type of massage works well for relieving mental and emotional stress by soothing the nervous system and increasing the production of feel-good neurotransmitters (endorphins that also act as natural pain killers). Indian head Massage can also help to reduce nerve entrapment and nerve root compression caused by muscle tension around the cervical spine and shoulders. With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, heightened stress and constant pressure, chronic stress-related illnesses are rising at an alarming rate. As a result, muscle strains, migraine and tension headaches have become very common issues for many individuals. Indian Head Massage helps to calm the mind and relieve muscular discomfort and tension while also promoting relaxation. By improving circulation in the head area it also enhances the senses, and promotes clear thinking.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage
- Reduces headaches and migraines through release of tension
- Decreases neck, shoulder and back pain
- Stimulates lymphatic drainage
- Reduces depression and anxiety
- Relieves symptoms of sinusitis
- Reduces pain of TMJ
- Improves vision and other sensory health
- Promotes better and more restful sleep
- Increases ability to concentrate and memory
- Offers stress relief and relaxation
- Strengthens the immune system
- Promotes better circulation and energy levels
- Increases mental clarity and acuity
To book your appointment and experience the benefits of Indian Head Massage, contact either Camila Singh, RMT directly at 416-301-8085 (preferred) or call Better Living health food store in Toronto (Etobicoke) at 416-249-1895. For information on pricing click here.