In this fast-paced world, finding time to relax and unwind is essential for our health and well-being. One way we can do this is by embracing Indian head massage. Also known as Champissage, Indian head massage focuses on massaging acupressure points throughout the upper body, with the aim of aiding relaxation and reducing stress. This treatment can also reduce pain and inflammation in the muscles, alleviate headaches and nourish the hair. Read on to find out what to expect when you get an Indian head massage in Chelmsford.

What does Indian head massage involve?

Indian head massage is a seated treatment that targets those areas of the body most likely to develop tension and stress, including the scalp, face, neck, arms, shoulders and upper back. Your practitioner will perform specific massage strokes which are deep but gentle. You can expect them to use a combination of techniques during the massage, including circular stroking movements on your scalp and deep tissue work on your shoulders. Your practitioner will clearly explain to you what the massage will involve before they proceed with the treatment.

The techniques used in Indian head massage can have a number of effects, including relaxing the muscles of the head, neck and shoulders and increasing blood flow to these areas. Inflammation can decrease as a result, reducing painful spasms and knots.

What are the benefits of Indian head massage?

Indian head massage offers a wide range of benefits for physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The treatment relaxes tense muscles in the head, neck, shoulders, and upper back, reducing stiffness, promoting flexibility and mobility, and lowering the risk of musculoskeletal issues.

Indian head massage can also provide relief from headaches and migraines, reducing their frequency and intensity. This is a result of targeting specific pressure points and promoting improved blood flow. Indian head massage can offer fantastic mental health benefits too, reducing feelings of stress and anxiety and boosting mood and mental clarity.

How will I feel after an Indian head massage?

Normally, you will feel very relaxed after an Indian head massage. You’re likely to feel refreshed, rejuvenated and less stressed. However, you may also experience some aching and soreness within your muscles as well as tiredness. This is a result of toxins being released and your body’s nerves responding to the deep massage work. Fortunately, any negative reactions usually subside quickly and you’ll be able to enjoy the many benefits this treatment brings.

To allow the Indian head massage to be fully beneficial, some practitioners recommend avoiding alcohol, smoking, caffeine, heavy meals and strenuous activity for the first 24 hours after the treatment. If possible, relax for the rest of the day and drink plenty of water.

To book an Indian head massage in Chelmsford, contact Faye Pattison Physiotherapy today. You can reach us by calling 01245 901170, emailing or sending us a message via our website.