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Q: Indian Head Massage ( No Answer,   11 Comments )
Subject: Indian Head Massage
Category: Health > Alternative
Asked by: probonopublico-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 17 Oct 2006 23:23 PDT
Expires: 02 Nov 2006 23:30 PST
Question ID: 774588
How much curry should be used?

Clarification of Question by probonopublico-ga on 18 Oct 2006 08:31 PDT
Thank you all for your helpful comments.

Let me explain ...

A very good friend of mine is taking me to the theatre on Saturday, as
a birthday prezzy. (Actually my birthday is on Sunday but, for some
reason, most theatres hereabouts are closed on Sundays.)

Happy Birthday .... Oops I mustn't say that till Sunday.

Anyway his partner will also be joining us, as well.

Well, I visited my friend yesterday, for the purpose of setting up his
new computer. Unfortunately, I was unable to proceed because he didn't
have a monitor!

I explained that fact and he asked 'Are you joking?'

(I can be a bit of a joker on occasions.)

I assured him that I wasn't joking ...

Anyway, he told me that his partner wouldn't be joining us for lunch
yesterday because she had gone for an Indian Head Massage.

Now, I want to prepare myself for our outing on Saturday ...

I want to be able to talk knowledgeably about Indian Head Massages, just in case.

And should she still reek of curry, as I expect, then the requirement
becomes even more urgent.

Thank you all once again


A Seeker of Oriental Wisdom

Clarification of Question by probonopublico-ga on 19 Oct 2006 03:52 PDT
Answerfinder ...

You've done the biz!

Get thee to thy computer and find me an answer.

Many thanks

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Indian Head Massage
From: kemlo-ga on 18 Oct 2006 00:43 PDT
NO Bryan 
A currie is a type of comb used for cobming what little hair u hav left
Subject: Re: Indian Head Massage
From: frde-ga on 18 Oct 2006 02:06 PDT
I suppose it is optional

- Rug Vindaloo or Barnet Vindaloo for an authentic one
- Rug Madras
- Rug Masala

Probably not Rug Tikka Masala 
- as putting ones head in a clay oven is a bit painful.
Subject: Re: Indian Head Massage
From: myoarin-ga on 18 Oct 2006 04:25 PDT
It depends how much favour you need.

Would you like some alternate expressions?
Subject: Re: Indian Head Massage
From: pafalafa-ga on 18 Oct 2006 05:03 PDT
Are you asking in regard to your date with the Queen?
Subject: Re: Indian Head Massage
From: steph53-ga on 18 Oct 2006 07:51 PDT
Hmmmm.....not sure how to respond to Bryan's question.

Either he wants to make a meal of someone's head...or....??????

I just dunno.....

Subject: Re: Indian Head Massage
From: answerfinder-ga on 18 Oct 2006 08:12 PDT
If I was Australian it would depend. It could be something ike,
?probonopublico you?re going very bald?. Or, ?probonopublico! Will you
stop moving about! I?m trying to massage you!?

Oxford English Dictionary.
?to give (a person) curry - Australian Slang.
To give someone curry, to abuse, reprove, express anger at a person.?
Subject: Re: Indian Head Massage
From: pafalafa-ga on 18 Oct 2006 09:03 PDT
On the other hand, if pbp is trying to curry favor, something a little
more fawning would be in order:

--what a beautiful head you smooth...luxurious, actually...

and so on.
Subject: Re: Indian Head Massage
From: pinkfreud-ga on 18 Oct 2006 12:46 PDT
According to Marshall McLuhan, the medium is the massage. So it seems
logical to use a medium amount of curry, if any.

Personally, I prefer a less spicy massage, since I believe that the
most delightful spiciness comes from within the massagee.

~Pink Spice
Subject: Re: Indian Head Massage
From: probonopublico-ga on 18 Oct 2006 20:54 PDT
Wow, thanks, Pink ...

I never realised that you were a Spice Girl ...

(A now defunct UK pop group)

I recall that when I was planning to join them, my daughter suggested
that I should be named 'Old Spice' ...

(A UK after-shave)

Subject: Re: Indian Head Massage
From: answerfinder-ga on 19 Oct 2006 00:10 PDT

You?ve been abandoned on this question. Sorry. Here?s the low down as a comment.

These various sites give an explanation of Indian Head Massage which
is also known as Champissage from the Hindi word champi.

The benefits include:

?1. Improved circulation and lymphatic drainage to the head, neck,
scalp, face and shoulder area
2. A deep sense of relaxation and a feeling of total well-being 
3. Relief from headaches and migraine 
4. Relaxation of the muscles of the head, neck and shoulder area 
5. Stimulation of hair growth 
6. Improvement in concentration and memory 
7. Relief from anxiety and insomnia 
8. Alleviation of eyestrain 
9. Healthy skin 
10. Confidence and improved self-esteem?

There are quite a few colleges offering courses in Indian Head
Massages. This is the syllabus from one of them.
Syllabus ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Indian Head Massage

This is another one. 

Originating in the East over a thousand years ago, Indian Head
Massage, known as Champissage, (the Indian word for massage is
champi), is based on the Ayurvedic system. It is believed to encourage
growth and health. The massage deals with the balance and uniqueness
of the individual.

This froma complementary health advice website.

?Indian Head Massage (IHM)

Indian Head Massage is a treatment based on old Ayurvedic techniques
involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. A
variety of massage movements are used to relieve accumulated tension,
stimulate circulation and restore joint movement. IHM is also used to
aid the condition and health of the hair, particularly when combined
with the use of natural organic oils.

Indian Head Massage is used by practitioners to help reduce stress and
fatigue, increase mental clarity, and relax and rejuvenate the
receiver. A treatment will last between 20 minutes to one hour.?

History of Indian Champissage (Head Massage). This is from the website
of Narendra Mehta who apparently introduced it into the UK.

Here?s a couple of people who discuss the massagie service they offer.
This is from the BBC regional websites. have quite a few books on the subject including self-teach books.

I feel that a massage would suit me fine. I?m off out now.

Subject: Re: Indian Head Massage
From: answerfinder-ga on 19 Oct 2006 00:12 PDT
Sorry, I said, "The benefits include:". That should read "the benefits
are said to include". For, as like any alternative therapy, not
everyone agrees with its benefits.

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