Indian Head Massage known as “ Champa ” has been practiced for many centuries as part of the family health care. Ayurvedic doctors practiced it for skin rejuvenation and as part of an anti-aging technique. Indian mothers would massage their babies’ hair, head neck and shoulders to stimulate HOLISTIC growth and relaxation.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
-Indian head massage goes beyond the purely aesthetic and superficial
-Stimulates nerve function,
-Improves relaxation , creating calmness and emotional well-being.
-Concentration and alertness are optimized.
-Other benefits include: tension headaches, eye-strain, ear problems, neck and shoulder stiffness, Bell’s Palsy, sinusitis, scalp tension and mental fatigue
PURPOSE OF WORKSHOP
How to incorporate massage, oils and pressure point technique in a 35 – 45 min treatment of HEAD, NECK SHOULDERS AND FEET on the table or in a chair!
Explanation of the Ayurvedic understanding of the life force Prana, meditation and the philosophy behind Ayurvedic massage
How to evaluate, analyze and treat the client as an individual
The three different types of massage suited for each individual
An explanation of functions of and locations of the marmas (pressure points )
Location and explanation of the nadi ( meridian system)
Discussion of the choice of appropriate essential oils , herbs and their energetic qualities for each individual client
How to apply the three principal strokes , satvic, rajastic and tamasic
HOW TO SELECT APPROPRIATE OILS AND ESSENTIAL OILS FOR DIFFERENT CONDITIONS
How to do a vigorous, but relaxing foot and leg massage
WHAT ELSE CAN I EXPECT?
This is mainly a hands-on course. We will practice the three principal strokes and techniques ( Sattva, Raja, Tamas) , apply oils and get a great revitalizing and relaxing treatment.
Bring a hand towel, table, and suggested oils ( Rosemary, Sandalwood, Lavender,
Peppermint, Frankincense, Patchouli and blends, etc ) and an open mind! IF YOU DON’T OWN ANY OILS, YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE!