Head Massage has been practiced in India for well over a thousand years. Originally employed by women to keep their long hair healthy, the treatment stemmed from the belief that the secret behind the growth of lustrous hair lay in regular massage of the scalp with oils. While oils such as coconut, sesame, and olive improve the texture of the hair, scalp massage stimulates the local circulation of blood. This has a nourishing effect on the roots of the hair, and helps to prevent hair loss. Traditionally the treatment was restricted to head and hair. Today the method includes treatment of the upper back, shoulders, neck, upper arms, and face.
Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage, or Champissage as it was originally called, has played a part in Indian life for thousands of years. The earliest mention appears to be in Ayurvedic texts dating back 4000 years ago. This form of massage was first introduced to the UK in the 70's by Guru Narendra Mehta. He used it as an effective tool for clearing blockages of tension in the body. The combination of strokes restores balance, harmony, and clarity to the body's natural energy flow. Indian head massage is particularly helpful for anxiety & stress; it is deeply relaxing- an effortless yet effective way to release mental and physical tension & achieve a calm state of mind. The sense of well- being that follows a treatment has to be experienced to be fully understood. On the other hand, a more stimulating head massage treatment helps to clarify the mind, manage stress, enables one to concentrate without tension, and is an effective means of essential oil application. A wide range of different massage techniques incorporating deep thumb and finger pressure, friction, and soothing effleurage will be used. A typical massage will take somewhere between 20 and 30 minutes, but can last anywhere up to 45 minutes. The oils used include coconut, sesame, olive, and almond- all can be used as a base to blend the essential oils to achieve the desired effect.
60 Minute Treatment $75
Session begins with an initial energetic assessment, clearing & smoothing using a pendulum to scan and assess the general current state of your chakras.
Using a special vibrational myst comprised of essential oils, flower essences, gem elixirs & crystals aimed at clearing, the auric field is cleared and opened up to greater receptivity. This same spray is used in the 4 remaining directions - North, South, East, and West to raise the vibration of the treatment area.
Drops of chosen essences as well as appropriate stones will be placed at chosen sites. Through this technique we can affect the auric field and rebalance any depleted energy. Any outstanding areas of imbalance will be given special attention during the treatment session which includes Reiki, breath exercises & scalp massage. We end the session with a foot massage to ground healing energies into the body & awaken the mind.
Once the client has completed the assessment form provided (this can be done prior to consultation), you will either meet with Debbi in person or by phone for a consultation. Allow 30 minutes for the first consultation. We will discuss your health history & condition in the important aspects of your life, physically, mentally and emotionally. Following the consultation, I will suggest a unique, custom made blend and product to address your needs and/or intentions such as to relieve aches & pains, eczema, stress, etc. Usually, I suggest several options in from of a massage oil, bath oil, inhalers, etc. that offer therapeutic attributes. You can choose according to your preferred method of application. Your personal essential oil blend will be provided a week after initial consultation, this can be picked up after completion or mailed. Phone or email follow-up is recommended.
The initial essential oil blend is included in the price of the first consultation. Prices for refills will vary based on each individual blend. Assessments and Initial sessions take about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. $85
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