How is Indian Head Massage so important here in Steve's suite?
The Indian Head Massage system, also known as Champissage, has been practiced in India for hundreds of years. Indian therapies concentrate much more than Western massage traditions on the upper areas of the body such as the head, hair, face, neck and shoulders. In fact, if you have any sort of massage in India, it is likely to include these areas. In a full body massage in India, you are likely to start off in a chair, and receive a massage to these areas while seated, before moving onto the table or couch for the remainder of the body massage. These head, scalp, face and neck areas are often omitted in Western traditional massages. In the 1980s it was introduced to the Western world in England by Narendra Mehta, a blind massage therapist from India. Thus the therapy 'Indian Head Massage' appeared in spas as a separate treatment, which is quite different to Indian traditions, which incorporate it into most massages as well as on its own.
Steve, who has practiced in Ayurvedic centres in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, practiced these traditional common Indian forms of head massage. As a result, Steve is very practiced and specialized head, neck, and face massage.
His style has developed in different ways now he is practicing back in England and offers you much more than many other massage centres:
This all means that Indian Head Massage here with Steve, whether its a treatment in its own right, or whether it is incorporated into other treatments, gives you an extra slice of massage that is not normally available here in the West!