Indian Head massage , is based on the traditional form of Champi , an Indian word denoting a particular massage technique. Head Massage is a common place in India and has been passed through generations after generations for thousands of years. It has been featured in Ayurvedic Texts which date back nearly 4000 years . When used with aromatic oils and herbs, its function is used to invigorate and improve the constitution .
The art of Head Massage was developed by Indian women , who have always been renowned for their lovely , long luxuriant hair. Together with various oils stimulating massage techniques were incorporated into this ritual. Sesame , almond , olive, mustard, and coconut oils were used as well as buttermilk and henna and were used to stimulate and refresh.
In India today it is a common sight to see Head Massage being used on street corners , in the market place or on the beach. Indian infants receive massage from birth to 3 yrs of age .
In our modern society , stress, poor eating habits , pollution , lack of exercise and fresh air all contribute to a variety of ailments settling on the head and shoulders. Indian Head Massage is a simple technique and can be practiced anywhere and all you need is a chair.