Indian Head Massage was originally developed by women as part of their grooming routine to keep their hair strong and in beautiful condition, and to keep their scalp healthy. For men, a visit to the barbers will always include a head massage designed to stimulate the client’s scalp. Interestingly, the western word ‘shampoo’ is derived from the Hindi word ‘champi’, which means ‘having your head massaged.’
The advantage of Indian Head Massage is that it can be carried out anywhere, for instance at home, in a salon, in a nursing home etc. There is no need to disrobe, as Indian Head Massage can be performed fully clothed.
Indian Head Massage is a truly holistic therapy that aims to balance the mind, body and spirit, because it has a far-reaching effect on every system of the body. Numerous short and long-term therapeutic benefits are claimed including improved circulation, improved mobility of the joints, relief from tension headaches and eye strain, promoting healthy hair growth and a general feeling of relaxation.