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Indian Champissage (Head Massage +) 

Indian Head Massage not only works on the head, but also the shoulders, upper arms, neck and face before balancing the top three Chakras (energy centres) making it a truly holistic treatment to relieve the stresses and strains of everyday life in the 21st century.

Valerie Lowe trained with Narendra Mehta who has now received the MBE presented by Pricess Anne for his work in founding the London Centre of Indian Champissage

Champissage (Indian Head Massage) has been practised for over a thousand years in India as a tradition of family grooming. Although originally developed by women who used different oils according to the season to keep their hair strong, lustrous and in beautiful condition, barbers would often offer 'Champi' as part of the treatment when going to a client's house to cut hair.

Champissage was introduced to this country in the 1970's by Narendra Mehta who, although blind from early childhood, is an accomplished Osteopath, Physiotherapist and Massage Therapist. Arriving in London to study Physiotherapy during the 1970's, he was surprised to discover that head massage was not included as part of the treatment given at the barbers; he later returned to India to research head massage wherever it was practised and during his journey he found the methods used varied from person to person: The barbers would concentrate on his scalp, while his mother and her women friends focused on treating the hair. In addition, everyone who worked with him had his or her own individual technique, which had been handed down and developed through the generations.

Because of his blindness his other senses are very finely tuned and he was able to devise a therapy that would bring the greatest relief to, not only the multitude of problems concentrated in the head, but also those of the neck, shoulders and upper arms. Narendra Mehta has continued to develop his techniques over the years and the treatment now includes gentle massage of the face and ears. Balancing of the body's energy now enhances the overall effect of the treatment.

Stress-busting in the workplace

  • Stress at work is a big problem for business and can have a huge cost - more than 6.7 million working days, and £3.8 billion, lost per year!·

  • Headaches, Migraines

  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)

  • Back, shoulder and neck stiffness and pain·

  • Or just a feeling of not being able to cope

  • Depression - (Mind mentions Complementary & Alternative therapies on it's website: 'Mind' )

Whatever the cause, a (fully-clothed) Indian Head Massage (champissage) in the office can do a great deal to help, not only the symptoms of stress, but may also be able to prevent, otherwise, unavoidable sick-leave.

 "Preventing it [stress] is good for employee health and well-being and good for business." "It's not uncommon for a client to hit upon a solution to a pressing problem after experiencing an Indian Head Massage." (Health & Safety Executive)

Just taking some time out to remove distractions can focus the mind wonderfully - and someone who is relaxed and stress-free, through the use of massage or other means, tends to be:

  • a better communicator ·

  • charismatic (i.e. a good leader)

  • highly intuitive etc. etc....

There is no need to use oils or undress - the client just sits in an ordinary chair - and treatment will last around 30 minutes - a very small investment given the possible benefits!

Each Treatment works through the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, face and ears, finishing with energy balancing. Indian Champissage works on areas of the body, where stress affects major muscle groups, and can bring immediate relief from problems such as:·

  • Chronic neck and shoulder tension and stiffness.

  • Eye-strain

  • Migraines and headaches·

  • Mental tiredness and low mood

Other benefits include:

  • Tensions are eased and fibrous knots and nodules melt away.·

  • Improved circulation of the blood in previously congested muscles provides extra oxygen to the brain and thinking may become clearer.

  • With improved efficiency of the circulatory and lymphatic systems, toxins dispersed from tense muscles may restore flexibility and fluidity of movement.

  •  As the client relaxes, breathing becomes deeper and more and more oxygen is supplied to the body

  • Higher levels of alertness and concentration are achieved.·

  • Close to the end of each treatment, a deeper sense of relaxation is induced and the client's energy level is improved.

  • Some people may find it helps them to open up after a treatment and talk about the troubles and stresses, finding it easier to talk to a stranger than they do to friends and relatives who may seem too close.

  • Champissage may release locked emotions, and negative energy, it releases tension and improves mood, making space for positive feelings.

  • Long-term attitudes are encouraged to shift and life becomes more enjoyable.

  • A sense of calmness, peace and tranquillity is achieved by the end of treatment.

Valerie Lowe trained in Indian Champissage at The Duke of Yorks Royal Military School in Dover, Kent, and holds both The Kent Centre of Indian Champissage and The London Centre of Indian Champissage™ International Diplomas awarded by Narendra Mehta - the founder of the therapy. She is also a member of The NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners.

If you would like to book an appointment or for more information as either an individual or as an employer in the Ashford Kent area please email me by clicking on the green box below:

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