Ssaplam Therapies: Indian Head Massage

Indian Head, Neck and Shoulder Massage (or Champissage) has been popular in the Indian sub-continent for over a thousand years, practised by mothers for their children, and by barbers as an addition to their services. It only came to England in the early 1980s, introduced by Narendra Mehta, who developed the methods commonly used today.

It is carried out whilst the person is fully clothed and seated in a chair, working on the areas of the upper back, upper arms, shoulders, scalp, ears and face. Traditionally it can be carried out including the use of oils or essential oils on the head; however, we carry out the treatments without the use of oils, unless specifically requested. It soothes, comforts and re-balances the energy flow. It aids blood circulation, and lymphatic drainage thus helping to remove toxins from the system. It is beneficial to a person’s overall wellbeing and provides a feeling of peace and tranquillity. It is stimulating yet relaxing.

It can help relieve: stress; headaches; migraines; sinus problems; aid memory; aid restful sleep, thus helping those with insomnia; and much more.

There are certain contra-indications to Indian Head Massage including: high temperature or fever; very high or very low blood pressure; painful cysts; psoriasis or weeping eczema; spondylitis or spondylosis in the neck; chronic arthritis of the spine; osteoporosis; and epilepsy. Prior to any treatment we request completion of a Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire which will disclose these and any other possible contra-indications; the Questionnaire also gives us a picture of you as a ‘whole’ to enable us to give you a true holistic treatment.

It is the ideal introduction to massage for those who have never experienced a Holistic Massage. A treatment lasts approximately 20-30 minutes, at a cost of just £25.00.


If you value your health and think that we may be able to help you, do not delay; please contact us today.

Paul Malpass IIHHT MICHT VAI & Dip Hyp

Tel: 01922 446312 or 07745 232489