Indian Head Massage

At the Soulfull Living Academy we can help you to improve your quality of life through tailored one to one sessions

Sessions available in Dunoon & Innellan, Argyll


Massage has been a major part of medicine for at least 5000 years. Ancient Greeks and Romans used massage as their principle means of pain relief and healing. Knowledge of massage came to India from China, and was based on finding the various points on the body where pressure, rubbing and manipulations were most effective. In India, the Ayurvedic term for these is 'marma' points. Massage has always played an important part in Indian Life, it features in the earliest Ayurvedic texts, dating back nearly 4000 years. 

Narendra Mehta grew up in India and head massage was an integral part of his life. He came to England in the 1970's too train as a physical therapist and in 1978 returned to India to study the benefits and practice of champissage. On his return to England he developed a sequence of movements and introduced this new therapy in 1981 at the Mind, Body, Spirit exhibition at Olympia. 

It is currently one of the leading complementary therapies in Great Britain, popular with both health practitioners and the general public. 


Benefits of Indian Head Massage

  • benefits the client both physically and psychologically
  • general relaxation
  • improved blood circulation
  • improved lymphatic flow - aids removal of toxins and thereby helps the immune system
  • reduced muscular tension
  • regenerated skin
  • reduced stiffness in the neck and shoulder region
  • stimulated nerve endings
  • releases anxiety, 
  • lifts feelings of depression, despondency and desperation
  • balances chakra energy
  • releases stagnant energy, boosting available energy on all levels

What happens during a session?

A session is carried out with the client sitting in chair in a comfortable and peaceful environment. You will usually be asked to remove clothing so that the upper back can be accessed, or the treatment can be conducted without oils through the clothing

A full consultation will be completed, ensuring that there are no contra-indications - see below

The treatment incorporates shiatsu and acupressure techniques on the heard, scalp, face, neck, upper back, shoulders, and arms, helping to relax tense areas and rebalance the chakra energy by releasing any areas of negativity or stress


A typical session will last approximately 45 minutes

The whole ceremony brings a wonderful relaxation, a deep sense of security and a feeling of happiness


Although anyone can be treated with Indian Head Massage, there are some conditions for which they are not suitable.

You should not receive a treatment if you have any of the following:

Any recent head or neck injury, including whiplash; high temperature, illness or fever; the first 3 months of pregnancy, severe bruising; scalp infections; any infectious disease; cuts or abrasions; cancer and other serious conditions whilst undergoing treatment; epilepsy; aneurosa; high or low blood pressure; diabetes; thrombosis or embolism; recent hemorrhage; chronic ME.

If you have any of the above please discuss this with your therapist before attending your session as you may be advised to seek advice from your GP as to whether this treatment is suitable for you.


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