It works on the areas of the body that are most affected by stress, however while the treatment is just on the upper part of the body it's effects are felt throughout the mind and body.
Indian families use massage daily both for relaxation and healing. They value the power of contact and enjoy the stress reducing benefits of touch. From an early age children are taught to give head massage so that each family member can both give and receive a treatment.
Barbers in India have used stimulating and invigorating head massage known as 'champi' during their treatments. The techniques have been passed down through the generations from barber father to son.
Over the centuries practitioners of alternative medicine have recognised the benefits of massage, particularly scalp massage to relieve tension and stress. In the West the traditional scalp massage used in India has evolved to become the Indian head massage.