Hair Growth and Indian Head Massage
Indian head massage is a common practice in Indian family life where members give each other weekly head massages to promote the growth of hair follicles and to relieve scalp tension. Originally, the practice was developed by women wishing to keep their hair in good condition. In fact, the word ‘shampoo,’ unbeknownst to many people, is derived from the Indian word ‘champi,’ which means head massage. The treatment also helps prevent premature greyness, which typically results from stress and subsequent failure of blood supply and nutrients to reach the scalp. Men who are starting to lose their hair can also benefit from a traditional Indian head massage which uses sesame oil, sandalwood oil, and amla (a fruit packed with Vitamin C) to relax muscles and combat grey hairs.
Indian Head Massage Benefits
Indian head massage effectively:
- Alleviates stress
- Helps eliminate toxins
- Breaks down muscle knots
- Alleviates neck and shoulder stiffness
- Relieves migraine and headache pain
- Improves concentration
- Increases oxygen intake and uptake
- Improves blood flow
- Stimulates hair growth
Narendra Mehta and Champissage
Narendra Mehta, father of the treatment, devised a derivation of Indian head massage called Champi or Champissage. Blind since the age of one, Narendra Mehta had a highly sensitive power of touch. Today he works as a physical therapist and manipulative therapist and has been running Indian Head Massage (Indian Champissage™) courses for many years.
Considered a highly relaxing therapy, Champissage promotes energy balancing through massage of the neck, face, ears, scalp, shoulders, and upper arms. The massage is safe and simple to learn and give.
With constant refining, Narendra Mehta’s Indian Champissage now includes chakra balancing, balancing the body’s three highest chakras: the crown, the third eye, and the throat. In his own words, the massage “helps mental and emotional problems.” In addition, his wife Kundan has developed “facelift massage,” aimed at reducing wrinkles and bags under the eyes, as well as toning facial muscles and the jaw line.
To re-balance your energy flow, promote healthy hair growth, and achieve a deep sense of peace, calm, and tranquility, locate a trusted Indian head massage practitioner in your area. You will fine it worth your while!