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Unlock Inner Calm: London's Indian Head Massage Experts

Feeling stressed? Indulge in the ancient art of Champissage! Also known as Indian Head Massage, this invigorating treatment has multiple benefits, from promoting deep relaxation to improving sleep, reducing headaches, and a renewed sense of well-being. Try our certified therapists near you (London?) to experience the transformative power of Indian Head Massage today! 

What Is It

What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage, also known as Champissage, is an ancient therapeutic practice rooted in Ayurvedic tradition.


It focuses on massaging the head, neck, shoulders, and upper arms, all areas prone to tension and stress.

This powerful technique is a great way to unwind, ease muscle tension and enhance mental clarity by stimulating key pressure points.

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Ancient Roots, Modern Benefits


​​Indian Head Massage has a rich history dating back over 2,000 years.


As mentioned above, it originated within Ayurveda, the so-called  "science of life” in the Indian tradition. In fact Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medicine system that focus on promoting holistic well-beings with various practices, such as massage and herbal remedies.

Indian Head Massage originated to maintain hair health and promote relaxation. In fact, traditionally, family members, particularly mothers, would give it to their daughters to improve scalp circulation and hair growth.


Then, one generation after the other, it evolved into the sophisticated therapeutic practice it is today. 

In the 1970s, Indian head massage was also introduced in the Western World. Then, thanks to Narendra Mehta, a blind Indian massage therapist trained in physiotherapy and massage, it arrived in the West too.

He refined and formalized the techniques he learned from traditional Indian practices, integrating them into a comprehensive therapy known as Champissage.


Mehta's work emphasized significantly the benefits of this massage for stress relief, mental clarity, and physical health, making it popular in the West.


Today, Indian Head Massage has become a widely recognized complementary therapy practised worldwide. It has expanded and incorporated acupuncture, shiatsu, and reflexology elements to enhance its therapeutic effects.


What are the Benefits of Indian Head Massage?

Indian head massage addresses physical, mental, and emotional well-being thanks to its holistic approach. In fact, it is a timeless remedy for stress, tension, and a variety of health issues, including:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety: The treatment is very calming so it is fantastic to lower stress levels and promote a sense of tranquility. 

  • Improved sleep quality: Thanks to the deep relaxation effect of this treatment, as a result, you may find it easier to fall asleep and experience deeper, more restful sleep.

  • Relief from headaches and migraines: thanks to the many pressure points we can target on the face, head and neck. These effectively alleviate headaches and migraines by promoting relaxation, improving blood circulation, and reducing muscle tension in the head and neck area.

  • Enhanced Mental Clarity: Reduces mental fatigue and improves concentration and memory.

  • Promotes Hair Health: Stimulates hair follicles, encouraging healthy hair growth and improving scalp condition.

  • Boost Immune System: Regular treatments may help to reduce stress hormones. This could potentially contribute to a stronger immune system. 

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How Indian Head Massage Is Performed


Our skilled therapists use a variety of techniques to create a personalised experience. 

  • Acupressure: Applying gentle pressure to specific points on the head and neck.

  • Petrissage: A kneading technique to release tension in the scalp.

  • Tapotement: Rhythmic tapping to stimulate circulation.

  • Vibrations: Light shaking to release built-up tension.

  • Hair strokes: Relaxing strokes to promote calmness.

We tailor each session to meet your needs, ensuring a personalized and rejuvenating experience.


Are There Any Risks?

Indian Head Massage is generally safe for most people. However, there are some situations where we don't recommend it.


It's important to consult your doctor before booking a massage if you have any of the following:

  • First Trimester: Due to the increased risk of complications, we usually advise avoiding massage during the first trimester of pregnancy.

  • Migraines: Discuss with your doctor if you experience frequent or severe migraines.

  • Scalp conditions: Indian head massage might not be suitable for people with open wounds, psoriasis, or other sensitive scalp conditions.

  • High blood pressure: Uncontrolled high blood pressure may be a contraindication.

  • Recent surgery: Allow proper healing time, especially for head, neck, or shoulder surgeries.

  • Recent Head Injury: Avoid massage if you have had a concussion or other head injury.

  • Certain medical conditions: If you have any underlying medical conditions, consult your doctor before booking.

Open communication is key. Be upfront about any health concerns during your consultation to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

At A to Zen Therapies in London, we're passionate about using Indian head massage to help you achieve deep relaxation and lasting well-being.


Here's what sets us apart:

  • Expert Therapists: Our team of experienced and qualified therapists is passionate about Indian Head Massage and committed to your well-being.

  • Personalized Treatments: We believe a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work. We customize each session to address your specific needs and preferences, focusing on areas that require the most attention.

  • Tranquil Atmosphere: We've created a calming and serene environment where you can unwind and de-stress.


More Than Just a Massage: We believe in a holistic approach to wellness.


Our therapists may incorporate additional techniques like hot towels and sports massage stretches to the neck and shoulders to enhance your experience and achieve optimal results.

In brief, Your Satisfaction is Our Priority. We're dedicated to providing exceptional service and ensuring your complete satisfaction.


We encourage open communication throughout your session to tailor the experience perfectly for you.

Sarah L., City of London

What Our Client Say

"I used to suffer from regular tension headaches, but since getting Indian Head Massages at A to Zen therapies, they've become a thing of the past! Ola is amazing, and the atmosphere is so calming. I always leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated." 


Book Now

Looking for an Indian Head Massage Near You?

Experience the profound benefits of Indian Head Massage at A to Zen therapies in London. Book your appointment today and embark on a journey of relaxation, rejuvenation, and holistic well-being. 

  • What is the duration of a session?
    Our sessions are customizable, ranging from 30 to 90 minutes to accommodate your schedule and preferences.
  • Do you offer Gift Vouchers?
    Certainly! We provide gift vouchers applicable to any of our services, including Acupuncture, various Massage types, and Cupping therapy.
  • How much does a full body massage cost in London?
    Session prices vary based on duration, ranging from £45 for 30 minutes to £115 for a 90-minute appointment. Take advantage of our discounted treatment packages.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    You can cancel your appointment at A to Zen therapies at no cost up to 24 hours in advance.
  • What payment methods are accepted?
    We accept card and cash payments. Alternatively, you can prepay when booking your appointment online. ​
  • Can I combine different treatments?
    Absolutely! You have the flexibility to combine any of the treatments we offer to tailor your wellness experience according to your preferences and needs.
  • Do you tip for massage in London?
    We don't expect anyone to tip our therapists. But of course it is always appreciated! All tips go to the therapist who treats you
  • What are A to zen city therapies opening times?
    Our business operates Monday through Friday with varying opening hours. Please check our current availability for specific times.
  • What is the most requested massage?
    Undoubtedly, our most popular massage treatment is Deep tissue massage. We are true masters at it!
  • Is 90 minutes of massage worth it?
    We recommend longer sessions such as 90 minutes massage if you have specific issues and a few areas of tension that require attention. Because this will let us work the issues thoroughly while leading to deeper relaxation and stress relief.
  • Do you have a Loyalty Program?
    Yes! Discover how to earn points and redeem exclusive discounts on your sessions and packages.
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