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Indian Head Massage Activity no 1 In this essay I will be talking about the history and tradition of Indian Head Massage and its introduction to the West in the 1980's as a holistic treatment. Indian Head Massage has been practiced in India for 5000 years. Indian Head Massage is based on an ancient Ayurvedic healing system in India. Ayurvedic medicine is a type of holistic healing system which brings together your mind, body and soul. Indian Head massage is used to restore the balance and your inner harmony in your mind and body to improve the health of yourself or an individual. Originally it was restricted to the head and hair, but was developed by Narendra Mehta in the 1980's. ...read more.


Treatments would change and be different from the massages performed by women in that they where mainly intensive scalp massages designed to stimulate and refresh the individual and not as part of a beauty treatment. Indian Head Massage can be seen in many different parts of Indian form Calcutta to Bombay. They are commonly seen being performed on street corners, markets and the beach. Indian Head Massage was brought to the United Kingdom by Mr. Maeda, an Indian citizen. In 1973 Narendra Mehta, an osteopath and massage therapist, travelled to England from India to study physiotherapy. During the intensive first couple of years, he was dismayed to learn that most massages, even full-body massages, did not extend farther than one's neck and shoulders. ...read more.


He developed a technique that combined massage of the face and ears, chakra balancing and scalp massage. Mr. Maeda returned to the UK and taught the techniques that have now become known as Indian Champissage, derived from champi, an Indian word meaning head massage. Today the technique is known as both Champissage and Indian head massage. This treatment has become so popular that approved training courses have been developed by several major therapy examining boards. Due to the rise in 'Indian Head Massage' treatments are now very popular and are widely available. They are offered by hairdressers or barbers, therapists, beauticians, leisure centres and even in many work-places in the UK with other countries such as United States of America and Canada quickly catching on. Ann-Marie Dassen ...read more.

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