• What is Indian Head Massage
  • Benefits of Indian Head Massage
  • Techniques used to do Indian Head Massage
  • Side Effects and Precautions to Indian Head Massage
  • Contraindication to Indian Head Massage
  • FAQ

What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian head massage (IHM) refers to a Hindu massage technique, tracing back to the traditional ways of Ayurvedic Indian health care. It has a history of being found by holy men (Rishis) from the Himalayan region of India back over 4,000 years. It is used to enhance overall health, this massage has become more and more prevalent in recent years. it’s also called to as champissage or shiroabhyanga.

Indian head massage, as of its name originated from India, it is currently a loved traditional practice that’s now immensely popular among Western cultures. this is because of its simplicity and portability that permits it to be done anywhere and everywhere, making relaxation and holistic wellness more accessible for everybody .

Benefits and use of Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage has a numerous benefits when it comes to head and neck relaxation. It also helps prevention of emotional stress with improvement of many tissue functioning.

Here are some of the most useful benefits of Indian head massage.

  • Promotes hair growth by increasing oxygen within the hair follicles which stimulates growth and health.
  • Prevents headaches and migraines by releasing built-up tension within the head and neck area and relieving muscle stiffness
  • Renews and balances energy levels by working with the three higher chakras
  • Relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety through relaxation
  • Boosts memory capabilities by relieving stress and quieting the mind
  • Stimulates lymphatic drainage by circulating blood to the neck area
  • Better sleep by reducing stress.
  • Improves circulation of cerebral cerebrospinal fluid.
  • improved respiration by encouraging deeper breathing
    release of muscular tension
  • relieves muscular pain and fatigue
  • Reduces Eye strain, Earache, Aching Jaws & Tinnitus.

Techniques used to do Indian Head Massage

The demonstration below shows an example through video of how its done.

Side Effects and Precaution of Indian Head Massage

Following a treatment some clients experience tiredness, light headedness, or aching muscles. All of those side effects usually last for some couple of hours, after which clients generally experience increased energy and application .
You should not do Indian Head Massage immediately after heavy meal and also alcohol should be avoided atleast 8 hours before the treatment. People who have undergone through recent surgery, or a head or neck injury; a history of thrombosis or embolism; spondylitis or spondylosis should not have this kind of massage treatment.

As with any treatment it’s important to inform your therapist beforehand if you:
• are, or think you would possibly be, pregnant
• have any medical conditions or are receiving any treatment or medication
• have recently had an injury or operation
• are allergic to anything, particularly skin allergies
• have any broken skin or sores on your scalp as this might affect the type of oil and treatment you receive.

Contraindication to Indian Head Massage

IHM is very safe for most people but if the following signs keeps coming to you after few massage treatment then this should be avoided.

  • Fever/high temperature
  • Acute infectious diseases
  • Scalp or skin infections
  • Recent haemorrhage, head or neck injury
  • Migraine (during an attack)
  • Intoxication.


How will I feel After treatment?

Indian head massage triggers the discharge of  chemicals which create a euphoric sensation of contentment and happiness. People emerge from the blissful experience of deep relaxation with renewed vigour, creativity and sense of purpose. It are often an exhilarating yet peaceful feeling, often described as greater awareness that brings more restful sleep, increased energy and vitality, and relief from stress and mild depression.

How often should I do Indian Head Massage?

This depends on variety of things like how stressed you are feeling, whether you’ve got muscular tightness, headaches, or other health condition, and in fact your availability and financial situation.

If you’re trying to find a treatment to assist you relax and take outing for yourself, I usually suggest that you simply go for a massage every 2–4 weeks.