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Indian Head Massage Course

Based on ancient Ayurvedic principles, Indian head massage focuses on the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck scalp and face, all areas where people tend to hold tension. You will learn to use a variety of techniques including Japanese acupressure which stimulates the pressure points on the face and scalp, and chakra balancing.

Indian head massage relieves stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. It leaves the client deeply calm and relaxed, often feeling energised, revitalised and better able to concentrate.

Learn for yourself how to carry out this wonderfully relaxing, versatile treatment.

What Will be Covered?

  • Review of anatomy and physiology.
  • Benefits of massage.
  • The history of Indian head massage and its specific benefits.
  • Contra-indications and contra-actions.
  • Client consultation and aftercare advice.
  • The chakras.

  • The aura.
  • Oils to use.
  • Massage strokes.
  • Treatment preparation.
  • The treatment.

How Will the Course be Assessed?

Written exam (multiple choice) and practical demonstration.

I will demonstrate the routine and students will then practise on each other.

Do I Need Any Previous Experience?

No previous experience of massage is necessary and you are not required to hold a recognised Anatomy and Physiology qualification, but it is recommended that you do at least 10 hours home study prior to the course by reading the manuals which will be sent out to you approximately 4 weeks in advance.

A video of the routine is provided on completion of the course.

Course Duration

One day 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM


Charlton Marshall, near Blandford Forum.

What Do I Need to Bring?

You need to bring your manuals, and a pen and paper. Wear loose, comfortable clothing preferably a short sleeved T-shirt – you will be required to use your lower arms during the treatment. Wear minimal make-up, you will be practising the treatment each other. It is advisable to bring a packed lunch.

Is the Course Accredited?

The course is accredited and approved by The Guild of Holistic Therapists. It is worth 10 CPD points.


A certificate of attendance will be provided with which you can obtain insurance to practice professionally.


£240 – A deposit of £80 will be required on receipt of which I will send you your manuals. 

There will be a maximum of 4 people per course so that I can give individual attention to each student.

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