Indian Head Massage is based on Ayurvedic healing system using the upper Chakras and this tradition is still carried out in India today. This is often known as Champi or Indian Champissage, the efficiency of the circulatory and lymphatic systems improves, toxins are dispersed from tense muscles and flexibility and fluidity of movement is restored.
Indian head massage can be done with or without using massage oil on the skin of the patient. Using massage oils however gives the therapist better manipulation and gliding of the hands as he or she conducts the various massage strokes and techniques. The preference of taking off the clothes or leaving it on is also enjoyed by the client. Instead of lying down which is usually done on most types of massage therapies, patients who are into this type of massage are asked to sit comfortably in a chair during the therapy. The sitting position allows the therapist to have a full view and access of the head, face, shoulder, neck and upper arms on all angles.