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Below are descriptions of Indian Head Massage supplied by the Online Wellness Network wellness providers listed on this web site.

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IHM is a very relaxing treatment used 2 relieve stress & tension. It uplifts the body, mind & soul. It’s performed over clothes & can be practiced virtually anywhere. The massage is performed on the head, upper back, shoulders, neck & face. The treatment is shorter than a regular body massage, usually 20-30 minutes. IHM utilizes Marmas: acupressure points located on the head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands & face 2 stimulate circulation, rebalance energy & release blockages which cause stress
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Indian Head Massage Description

* This article is updated daily from Wikipedia. It may contain minor formatting errors.
For the original content and references, click here. Last update: 8/18/2013.

Champissage (possibly a portmanteau of champi, the Hindi term for the practice, and massage*), also known as an Indian head massage is a trademarked term for an alternative medicine massage therapy. In champissage, the head, neck and face are massaged with the purpose of manipulating energy channels.* The goal is to clear blocks in these energy channels that cause a build-up of negative energy that are purported to cause ailments. The belief is when the energy does not flow properly, negative energy builds up, causing common ailments, including stress, pain and nociception pains and aches, and baldness or hair loss. Champissage is practiced all over Europe. Indian head massage was brought to the west by Narendra Mehta in the 1970s.* Champissage is thought to have been originally introduced into the United Kingdom by Garaldeep McCoy, an Indian immigrant of Scottish ancestory.*

Evidence base

There is, as yet, no peer-reviewed literature or published research which supports any of the claims made for the efficacy of this technique, and no evidence of the existence of 'negative energy build-up'.

Popular culture

Many stand-up stalls in malls and other busy areas now operate Indian head massage treatments. This form of treatment can increase the income of beauty stall/salon owners, hence its recent surge in popularity.

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* This article is updated daily from Wikipedia. It may contain minor formatting errors.
For the original content and references, click here. Last update: 8/18/2013.

 
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