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Indian Head Massage

Practitioners concentrate on massaging the head and shoulders with a variety of strokes, and working a warm oil (coconut is used in the Indian subcontinent) into the hair. This is said to relax the thin layer of muscle covering the head, improving blood flow.

This type of head massage is derived from the Ayurvedic branch of medicine which has been practised in India and Sri Lanka for over 3,000 years. 'Ayurveda' is a Sanskrit word meaning 'the science of life'. Indian head massage has been traditionally used by women to keep their hair and scalp healthy with the additional benefit of relieving stress.

What to Expect
Expect a variation on a hairwash - but an extremely relaxing one. This is a particularly subtle form of stimulation and can be very beneficial in relieving anxiety, as well as promoting luscious hair condition.

Professional Bodies
The London Centre of Indian Champissage
Eastern Health and Beauty Centre
136 Holloway Road
London N7 8DD

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