Indian Head massage History:Indian head massage also known as “Champy” or “Champissage”. It was originated from the ancient Indian medicine practice “Ayuveda”. It was practiced helping balance mind and body. Ancient Indians believed that all types of massages, used with herbs, spices and oils, helped in strong muscles and skin, goodhealth and encouraged the body’s natural healing powers. About 1000 years ago Indian women starting giving head massage using oils Like olive, geranium, coconut, and mustard oils on their children for healthy hair. And then barbers also added that as treatments after hair cuts. Originally this treatment includes head, neck, shoulders and back. Indian head massage can be performed from on top of the clothes or without. Oil medium was used normally on the hair and the rest of the massage is performed according to the clients needs and aims. Indian head massage is performed to help in physiological and psychological heathof the human body. (Nell knap, 2017)Indian head massage revolves around maintaining the balance of life physically and psychologically. There are 4 main principals in Indian head massage.AyurvedaTridoshaPrakrutiVitrutiAyurveda:Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga. It means science of life. It is the holistic method of medicine. (be the change yoga, 2014, youtube) The basic foundation of Ayurveda is based on five elements earth, water, fire, air and ether.Earth represents the physical part like bones, teeth and tissues through kaphadosha.
Water, the principle of cohesion. It represents the liquid forms in our body like blood, fluids and lymph etc. Fire, the principle of radiance. The changing state of the substances like digestive process and perception. Fire is the dominant element in pitta dosha. Wind, the principle of vibration. It is responsible for all the gases exchanges and respiratory system. And is also a dominant element in vatta dosha.Ether, the principle of pervasiveness. It represents the space the empty parts in our body like ears pores and etc. (ancient healthcare, 2018 ) Tridosha: Tridosha is energy within human body. There are three types of energy according to ayurvedic principals:Vata: the energy of change or movement. Promotes breathing, blinking, muscle & tissue movement. In balance it out and also promotes creativity and flexibility. When its imbalance produces fear and anxiety. To balance it out one needs to keep warm, avoid excessive cold, eat spices and get plenty of sleep.Pitta: The energy of transformation and metabolism. governs digestion, absorption, nutrition, metabolism, body temperature. In balance it can promote understanding and intelligence. Imbalance promotes – anger and jealousy. To balance out pita avoid excessive heat, excessive heat and oil, limited salt intake.