Indian Head Massage 

Indian Head Massage, or shirobhyanga/champissage, is a soulful, relaxing, and rejuvenating experience.

Through mindful massage based on traditional massage techniques used in India, the network of important nerve pathways of the scalp and head can be balanced, helping to relieve insomnia, headaches, sinus problems, eye strain, and stress, and improving memory, focus, and mental alertness.

Energetic points or centres on the head, known as marmas (similar to acupuncture points in Chinese Medicine) can be stimulated and balanced through Indian Head Massage, bringing about a feeling of deep calm and clarity that lasts beyond the immediate experience of the massage. 

As a part of your treatment, I am delighted to offer you a selection of oils infused with local wild-harvested plants or blended with essential oils, depending on your needs and preferences. However, you do not need to use oils as a part of your treatment if you prefer not to. Usually oils are left in for a little while after your appointment so that you can experience them as a hair and scalp treatment as well as a component of your massage. They are removed with shampoo or natural hair soap at your discretion. 


What to expect

Indian Head Massage is carried out with the client fully clothed and seated comfortably in a chair. If you wish to lie down instead, I am happy to accommodate you. You will be massaged not only on your head, but through the neck and upper back, shoulders and arms, face and outer ears. Hair is tousled and gently combed and shifted with fingers, gathered and released in repeating motions. If you do not have hair on your scalp, extra time will be spent using gentle pressure on certain areas to alleviate tension.


How to Book

Currently I am taking appointments via email request at 

Your massage can be enjoyed at the wellness facilities at Twisted Willow Studio in Port Alberni.

An appointment is 40 minutes long, and includes a customized oil blend (if oil use is desired). Appointments are $65 inclusive of all taxes.