Pre-cautions and Contra-Indications:

Any recent head or neck injury, whip lash, concussion, epilepsy, recent hemorrhage, head lice, infectious skin disorders, any infectious disease, intoxication, cuts and abrasions in the treatment areas, fevers...

... also known as Champissage, has been practiced as part of the family ritual in India for thousands of years. It is included in India`s oldest recorded healing system of medicine known as Ayurveda. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word meaning ``the science of life``. It focuses on beauty, health and living a long fulfilled life through massage, diet, herbs, cleansing, yoga, meditation and exercise. The Ayurveda approach to health is the balance of body, mind and spirit.

What is an Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage uses gentle massage techniques that are simple, but extremely effective. It focuses on the upper arms, back, shoulders, neck, face and scalp areas. The client remains fully clothed in a seated position. The techniques are applied through the clothing. It is recommended that the client wear a t-shirt with no collar and that earrings and jewelry be removed, The treatment is generally 30-45 minutes long.   Oil may be applied at the end of the treatment if the client chooses.  It is recommended that the oil remain on for a minimum of 2 hours but preferably overnight for the full benefits.

Indian Head Massage is suitable for all ages and also for pregnant women.

Indian Head Massage

Benefits may include:

* Promotes general relaxation and a more balanced state of being

* Triggers the release of ``feel good`` chemicals called endorphins creating an almost euphoric sensation of content and happiness

* Improves blood circulation and increases oxygen supply to the brain

* Helps to dissipate mental tiredness, stress, depression

* Relaxes tight and painful muscles, eases stiffness in the neck and shoulder region

* Increases joint mobility

* Improves Lymphatic drainage which helps the removal of toxins and waste products

* Promotes hair growth

* Can give your hair a healthy lustrous shine and improves skin condition

* Calms, revitalizes and uplifts the spirit

* Greater mental alertness, concentration and clearer thinking

May also help to relieve eyestrain, tension headaches, migraines, earaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ear), jaw ache, sinus congestion, insomnia and disturbed sleep.