The head, face and neck store a great deal of the anxiety that accumulates in everyday life - massaging these areas will ease aches and pains and will also open paths for better communication with others. Indian head massage, or Champissage, is a wonderfully relaxing therapy based on the ancient Ayurvedic healing system. It has been practised in India for over a thousand years. This book looks at the history of Champissage, introduces you to the power and importance of touch, and takes you step by step through the basic methods of head massage, including self massage. Each technique is fully illustrated, with easy to follow instructions for massaging the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face. Learn how a simple circular temple rub can release a tension headache; how to 'iron down' into a state of total relaxation; and how to send a tingle of pleasure down your lover's spine with a sensual ear massage.