Indian Head Massage. An ancient treatment for hair and scalp

June 13, 2018

 Summer is here! And we all love spending more time outdoors socializing with our friends and loved ones!

But, while sunlight provides us with the many benefits of vitamin D, the prolonged exposure to UVA and UVB rays can damage our skin and hair cuticles. Some signs indicating that your hair may be damage include discolouration, broken or split ends and dry hair.

The use of pure oils or applying a good conditioner/mask on the scalp can help nourish your hair and gain elasticity.

 

 

Did you know head massage has been practiced for over a thousand years by both men and women?

 

The concept was originally developed in India by women who used different oils according to the season of the year and their individual needs. The treatment was meant to beautify their hair, practiced with a soothing and relaxing massage using natural oils (coconut, sesame, almond, mustard oil, herbal oils, buttermilk, henna) to keep their hair long and strong.

For men, on the other hand was part of the service that their barbers offered. Barbers used to visit their homes and after cutting their hair they offered a ‘champi’, which means head massage. This treatment was an invigorating scalp massage designed to refresh the individual and stimulate hair growth.

Head massage is a relaxing and invigorating treatment that has a number of benefits. We live a lot in our heads in the current society and we find very hard to slow down. As this treatment focuses on the three upper chakras it can relieve physical tension on neck, shoulder, head and face. Also it can help moving stagnated energy of those centres living us with a sense of peace and clarity of mind.


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