Head massage

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Woman receiving a head massage focused on the temples
Woman in India receiving a head massage from a public seller of massages
"Orgasmatron" head massage device

Head massage or scalp massage is a form of massage directed towards the scalp or head of the recipient.

Head massage devices[edit]

One such massage device is the "Orgasmatron", made of partially flexible copper wires attached to a handle and operated manually. It is made by an Australian company of the same name. The device is sold in the United States under the name "Happy's Head Trip". The Orgasmatron was designed by Dwayne Lacey, who registered the design in 1998.[1] Since it was first brought to market, several similar devices appeared, resulting in legal action from Lacey.[1] According to The Guardian, the device induces "a heavenly, tingling sensation".[2]

The head massager is used so that the rods encompass the skull of the person massaged, the movements maneuvering it can be either circular or back and forth.

Indian head massage[edit]

Indian head massage is an alternative medicine massage. One form of this is Champissage (a trademark; possibly a portmanteau of chāmpi, the Hindi and Urdu term for the practice, and massage).[3] In Champissage, the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face are massaged.

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  1. ^ a b Hornery, Andrew (2002) "Big O goes head to head", Sydney Morning Herald, 19 June 2002. Retrieved 7 March 2015
  2. ^ Thomas-Bailey, Carlene (2008) "Bongers, knobbles and massage sticks", The Guardian, 5 July 2008. Retrieved 7 March 2015
  3. ^ "Hindi dictionary search for chāmpi". Digital Dictionaries of South Asia. University of Chicago. Archived from the original on 11 July 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2023.

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