As well as covering the history and development of the art of Indian head massage, there are chapters on managing stress, massage techniques, partners and lovers, caring for the hair and self-massage, ensuring readers are equipped to make the most of their new skill.
The text is interspersed with quotations from articles about Mehta's work and philosophical quotes from famous people. These combine with the decorative details to give a book with a special luxurious feel, making it an ideal gift. Anyone presented with this beautiful book is bound to be delighted and inspired. Give it to your nearest and dearest and hope they practice on you! It is certain that there will be many grateful readers wishing to say a heartfelt thank you to Narendra Mehta for bringing this wonderful therapy to the West. --Dale Evans
‘…Indian head massage is the most sensual way to ease the tensions of a stressful day – and is guaranteed to bring you closer as a couple.’
The Daily Mail
From the Back Cover
DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE AND FEEL FABULOUS
Indian head massage is a wonderfully realxing therapy that involves massage of the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face. The massage is safe, simple to learn and effective. It can provide relief from aches and pains and stress symptoms, promote hair growth, soothe, comfort and rebalance your skin and give you a deep sense of calmness and tranquility.
Indian head massage, or Champissage (champi is an original Indian word meaning head massage) is based on the ancient Ayurvedic healing system. It has been practised in India for over a thousand years, originally by women who used the technique to keep their hair thick, healthy and in beautiful condition. The massage stimulates the circulation of the scalp which nourishes the hair roots. A special oil, generally an Ayurvedic preparation containing five herbs, may be used to improve the texture of the hair.
This book looks at the history of Champissage, introduces you to the power and importance of touch, and takes you step by step through the basic methods of Indian head massage. Each step is fully illustrated and there are clear instructions for different massage techniques for the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face – all of which you can practise on yourself, or with a partner.
Learn how a simple circular temple rub can release your tension headache, how to’iron down’ into a stae of total rrelaxation, and how to send a tingle down your lover’s spine with a sensual ear massage.
About the Author
Twenty years ago, Narendra Mehta was the first to bring Champissage to the UK. He is a qualified osteopath as well as massage therapist and has been blind since childhood.