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What Is an Indian Head Massage?

Monday, 11 Oct 2010 12:17 PM

An Indian head massage, more commonly known as Champi in Hindi, is a term for an alternative form of massage therapy. Basically, this head massage is designed to maneuver the energy flow by massaging the head, neck, and face. The main purpose of an Indian head massage is to free the energy channels of negative energy that are believed to be the origin of ailments. 
The Indian head massage has been practiced for decades now. The art of Indian head massage is an Ayurvedic form of healing and relaxation used commonly in many Asian countries. This type of massage is mostly done by masseurs, head massagers, and hairdressers to combat daily anxiety and strain.
The procedure for an Indian head massage, which reduces tension build-up around the neck and shoulders, is as follows. The head massage ideally starts on the back and neck, working on all the muscles and pressure points, giving you quick relief from tension and stress.The same technique is then applied to the scalp. This further relaxes and stimulates your body. This technique not only augments the circulation and oxygen flow but also stimulates hair growth and revitalizes brain cells. The massage ends up at the face, massaging all the right pressure points to help reduce headaches and sinusitis issues.
Various techniques are used for giving an Indian head massage. One common techniques is the Malish practice, which addresses the back, neck, scalp, and face areas and is focused on various pressure points. This type of  treatment lasts for 45 minutes to an hour.
Another way to experience an Indian head massage is to purchase a tingler head massager. A tingler head massager helps massage pressure points and sensitive nerve endings on the head and the neck. This tingler head massager is made from copper that acts as a conductor working on the electrical fields of your head cells. The tingler head massager is known to help treat headaches.
There can be some side effects associated with the Indian head massage. At times, you may experience fatigue and drowsiness or muscle pain. Sometimes, you may also experience an increased urge to urinate due to the elimination of body toxins and waste materials. However, these side effects may not last for more than an hour, after which you will undoubtedly feel revived and in high spirits.
Indian head massage should be avoided if you have gone through a recent head, neck, or back surgery, or if you have a history of thrombosis, embolism, or spondylitis. On the other hand, the Indian head massage is  good for people with high or low blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis. Doctor's recommendations are a must. You should not have alcohol at least five hours before going for the head massage.

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