Introduction to Indian Head Massage


Indian Head massage, or to give it its Hindu name, Champissage, is a relaxation treatment that aims to relieve the tension in muscles and promote an increase in blood circulation around the head, neck, face and scalp. The therapist uses their hands to gently but firmly push, pull and press the muscles until they soften and relax.


Negative emotions such as anger, worry and fear cause us to feel stressed. The effect of stress on our bodies is to raise our heart rate and blood pressure and increase muscle tension. A lot of this tension occurs in the shoulders, neck and face. Using massage to reduce muscle tension and relaxation to lower heart rate and blood pressure, counter-acts the stress and calms the mind, helping you to cope with life’s problems.


On this half day workshop you will learn some of the massage techniques and how to link them in a simple routine to perform an effective shoulder, neck, face and scalp treatment. Each stage of the routine is broken down into steps which are demonstrated to you by the experienced tutor. You will then work with a partner to practice what you have just seen and then swap to receive the treatment and experience the benefits. The training continues in this way until the full routine can be completed. You will be encouraged to make notes as you learn so that you can repeat the treatment at any time in the future.


The group sizes are deliberately kept small, usually just 4 or 6 people, so that the tutor can watch and correct any mistakes as you learn. It is ideally suited to couples, friends or family members who want to learn together so they can treat each other in the future.


Although the workshop is not a professional qualification it will give you sufficient knowledge and skills to give a short treatment and provide an ideal introduction to anyone who is thinking of signing up to do a full, professional, diploma course in Indian Head Massage in the future.


In this workshop you will learn:

  • The history of Indian Head Massage

  • The names and positions of some head and body bones and muscles

  • An introduction to some of the energy centres (chakras) and how they are used

  • The basic massage techniques used in Indian Head Massage

  • How to carry out a 15 minute Indian Head Massage routine.

  • How the body relaxes and the mind calms during an Indian Head Massage treatment


The cost of the workshop is £30 per person, or £25 if two people join and pay together


A £20 deposit is required when booking.


For future dates please get in touch with Gareth on the contact details below

To reserve your place(s), or if you have any questions, contact tutor Gareth Davies on:   OR ring 01554 835912  OR text:  07821 382845