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History of Indian Head Massage


Indian Head Massage is known as Champissage. Brought to the West in the 1970's by Narendra Mehta.

Massage has always played an important part of Indian life.  It features in the earliest Ayurvedic texts, which date back nearly 4000 years.  These ancient texts describe that, when used in conjunction with herbs, spices and aromatic oils, massage had an important medical function. It could not only " strengthen muscles and firm skin" but also encourage the body's innate healing energy.

Today Indian Infants often receive a daily massage from birth until they are three years old to keep them supple and in good health.  From three to six years of age, they are massaged once or twice a week.  After six years of age, they are taught to share a massage with family members.  Massage occurs across the generations in India as an integral part of family Life.

Like most of his compatriots, Narendra Mehta had grown up with Indian Head massage as an integral part of his daily life .  However when Narendra came to England in 1973 to train as a Physical therapist, he was dismayed to find that head massage was not generally available.  He was also disappointed to discover that the head seemed to be completely neglected even in a full body massage.

Narendra began to miss the therapeutic value of a head massage. In 1978, he decided to return to India to research the ancient art of head massage.  He studied it wherever it was practised in barbers shops, on street corners, at the beach and in family.

He then brought his experiences back to England and introduced a Traditional Indian Head massage, extending it to the face neck upper arms and shoulders. This new therapy was introduced at the 1981 Mind Body and Spirit Exhibition at Olympia.  He had a total of 179 clients suffering from headaches and many other stress related symptoms. they left recharged and relaxed. 

Indian Head massage received allot of positive exposure through numerous articles, magazine features, radio and television since its introduction to the UK.  This together with the obvious effects of the treatment, has undoubtedly led to its current popularity amongst health practitioners and the general public as one of the leading complementary therapies in Great Britain.

Benefits of Indian Head Massage


The Therapeutic effects of Indian Head Massage last long after the treatment is over. Short and long term benefits are individual, varied and can include many of the following :  

  • Relief from pain and stiffness in the muscles of the face, scalp, neck, upper back and shoulders. 
  • Increased Mobility of the joints in the neck and shoulder area.
  • Increased energy levels.
  • Relief from tension headaches, eye strain, nasal congestion and aching jaws.
  • Greater creativity, clarity of thought and concentration.
  • A sense of tranquillity, calmness and positive well being.
  • More restful and refreshing sleep patterns.
  • Deeper calmer breathing .
  • Increased self-esteem.
  • Alleviation of stress, anxiety,lethargy and mild depression .
  • Strengthened immune system.
  • Strong healthy, shiny hair.
  • Greater self-awareness, which often brings the change of a healthier lifestyle.
  • Improves blood flow to the brain, thus improving concentration levels.
  • Better skin condition .




The treatment is carried out fully clothed, whilst sitting upright, on a comfortable chair and listening to relaxing music .  Although it is advisable for you to wear a strappy top so I can massage to your shoulder blades, for maximum effect.

It begins with a massage of the shoulders and neck, to relax the muscles where most of our tension is carried.

Working up to the head and ending with a very relaxing facial massage. This is a very relaxing massage, a must for all of us carrying the stresses and strains of everyday life. 

Indian Head Massage leaves you relaxed uplifted and re-energised.

The treatment lasts approximately 55 minutes - £30.00

Please visit the Eternal Aquarius shop to book a treatment or, contact me via the Contact page should you require any further information.