Gentle Touch

Therapy Training College

Gentle Touch

Indian Head Massage (3), Basic & Advanced : 4-day : £475


Basic and Advanced course in Indian Head Massage


4-Day Advanced Indian Head Massage Diploma

Indian Head Massage is based on traditional Indian massage techniques. It involves work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, as well as the scalp and face using a variety of massage movements to relieve muscular and emotional tension, stimulate circulation and restore mobility in the joints. Head massage is a holistic therapy and treats the whole body, re-balancing the energy flow to the body and creating a feeling of relaxation and well-being.

Our routine is based on the method developed by Narendra Mehta who brought this formalised treatment to the West.

Why should I learn this?

This 4-day course qualifies you in both Basic and Advanced Indian Head Massage techniques.

The Basic level is done without oil through light clothing, so is perfect for corporate work and for use at MBS fairs. It can easily be shortened to give sample treatments.

The Advanced level includes the use of oils and covers how to conduct the treatment with the client on your massage table.

Whichever method is used, this is an excellent stress buster, both relaxing and uplifting, and is good for clearing the head and easing tense shoulders.

Course Objectives:

  • History and principles of Indian head massage
  • Your working environment
  • Codes of practice and insurance for therapists
  • Consultation process including contra-indications
  • Contra-actions and aftercare advice
  • Anatomy & physiology for Indian head massage
  • Oils for massage, including pre-blended Aromatherapy oils
  • Chakra Balancing in the Indian Head Massage routine
  • The Indian Head Massage routines:
    • Seated – with oils
    • Lying down – both with/without oils

Course format:

The first day of the course is the Basic IHM course, with the client seated and without oils.

On the 2nd and 3rd days, we cover the Advanced techniques of massage with oils, both seated and lying down.

You will then do 20 case-study treatments out of class and return for assessment on the 4th day of the course.

Pre-Requisites:  None – you can start this course with no previous therapy experience

CPD points – 50

NEXT COURSE DATES: Please look for a date under your chosen training venue – or contact us if no date is listed – we’ll arrange a suitable date for you!

Cost:  £475 Includes fully accredited course manual and TWO Diplomas – Basic IHM and Advanced IHM

Please pay a Booking Fee of £100 to book your course; the balance of £375 no later than 10 days before your course.

Accreditation:   Guild of Holistic Therapists : Pro-Beauty : IPHM : IAOTh