Head Massage is an outstanding alternative healing therapy. It doesn’t need a specific setting, is very convenient, can be administered practically everywhere, and the patient doesn’t need to undress during the therapy.
A Short History of Head Massage
The art of Head Massage began in ancient India as an aspect of Ayurvedic medicine. After a while, the Indian Gurus brought the practice to Tibet, which was then brought by Tibetan Monks to China.
The Indian head massage known as Champissage or Champi, for short, is a very popular Eastern folk tradition that has its knowledge passed from generation to generation.
Head Massage Health Benefits
The outstanding benefits of head massage extend to the following conditions:
- Muscle stiffness and cramps
- Unbalanced Emotions
Alongside the use of massage oils, head massage is also a very good way to address hair and skin problems.
Head massage is one of the best ways to treat all illnesses caused by modern life.
Ear massage helps alleviate stress, enhances adjustment of body temperature, and boosts digestion.
How to Perform Ear Massage
Using light force, pull the ear backward. Use the index finger and thumb to squeeze the ear applying light pressure. Use light force to pull the earlobe downward and release.
This massage stimulates all the pressure points on your ear and its effects are very similar to auricular acupuncture in Cleveland.
Hyperactive kids can find comfort and relaxation by getting an earlobe massage.
Beginning from the midpoint of your eyebrows, rub your eyebrows to your temporal bone using both your middle fingers. When you’ve reached the temporal bone, feel for a small cavity and perform a small circular fingertip friction. This activity can also be done using the thumb. Eyebrows friction is a terrific way to cure fatigue and headaches.
Gently stroke your fingers gently through your hair opposite the direction of hair growth and stroke all the way to the back of your neck. Repeat this but this time on the opposite direction beginning from back of your neck to the front of your head. When you’ve reached the top of your head where the hair forms a swirl, halt for an instant and then proceed further.
On your right shoulder near your neck, place your left hand. Then squeeze the muscle between your fingers and your palm. Squeeze your whole shoulder up to your neck. Do this once again this time with your right hand on your left shoulder. Ideally, this should be done directly on your skin. If you’re not using oil, refrain from vigorously rubbing your skin.
You can give yourself a head massage if there’s no way to avail the services of a professional massage therapist. Self-massage can help you relax at home after an exhausting day. You can also use it to help you refocus at your workplace, and help ease your stress and anxiety before an exam.
Before beginning, warm up your hands by washing them with warm water. Then use massage oil or moisturizing cream to prepare for the massage. After this is done, rub very quickly your hands together, which makes them even warmer. Calm down, stay relaxed, and focus on your massage.
Start by doing some stretching of the neck. Put your hands on the part where your shoulder joins your neck and begin with a side stretching, right to left. You can do the stretching in a slow manner, and the extension should be within the limits of comfort. Perform this a few times each side. Keep your hands on your shoulders and keep on stretching backward – forward – in the same slow manner. Continue stretching with alternative rotations; one counterclockwise the next one clockwise this time even slower. Do this a number of times.
On The Spiritual Aspect of Indian Head Massage
The basis of Indian Head Massage lies in the belief that the human body possesses energetic centers known as marma. The Marma centers are very sensitive points that serve as gates between the energetic and physical levels of the body, (it is somewhat similar to Chinese acupuncture points). We are able to adjust the vital energy when we stimulate these points.