Let’s start by stating that neither of the above terms — Indian Head Massage, nor the trademarked term Champissage — results in an article on PubMed.

So, what’s it good for?

Narendra Mehta, the author of “Indian Head Massage,” presents a concise overview on WorldwideHealth.com. He states, “Indian Head Massage can help to lift you out of the hustle and bustle of everyday stressful living. The techniques used are based on the ancient Ayurvedic Healing System.”

  • Tension headache
  • Eyestrain
  • Aches and pains in the neck and shoulder area
  • Insomnia
  • Stress and work related symptoms

Also, no studies support claims that Champissage encourages hair growth or treats alopecia.

WikiHow explains and shows the technique.

9/7/07 22:56 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.