The perfect way to learn Indian Head Massage

What is Indian Head Massage?

If you are stressed, tension tends to accumulate in your head, neck and shoulders, resulting in a stiff neck or shoulders, eyestrain or headaches. Physical or emotional stress tends to result in tightening of the muscles in the back, shoulders, neck, face and scalp.

Indian Head Massage focuses on these areas bringing about a release of tension and promoting relaxation. Clients tend to notice immediate improvements in physical and mental functioning.

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Indian Head Massage is also known as ‘Champissage’ (the Indian word for massage is ‘champi’). The Ayurvedic approach to health treats the person holistically: mind, body and emotions. Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage is used regularly as part of this approach to health. Yoga, a balanced diet and meditation are also encouraged for optimum health and wellbeing which is why we teach some meditation on this course too.

Benefits of Indian Head Massage

The benefits listed below help you see why Indian Head Massage is a popular therapy in the UK. They may include:

  • Helping you feel calmer and happier
  • Helping reduce your physical muscular tension
  • Helping to lower high blood pressure
  • Helping reduce tension headaches and stress
  • Helping to increase your energy levels
  • Helping to improve your sleep
  • Helping to open constricted air passages – good for asthma
  • Helping to reduce hypertension
  • Helping your ability to focus and concentrate.

Would you like to practise professionally as a therapist using Indian Head Massage?

Learn Indian Head Massage on an intensive four-day course

This is the perfect way to learn Indian Head Massage – a soothing complementary therapy massage course which is a fun and informative experience for beginners.

The training course is taught over four days in Edinburgh. In those four days, you’ll learn and practise the full basic routine of Indian Head Massage.

The course allows you to train for a formal qualification in Indian Head Massage, accredited by IPTI. It includes the practical exam and 3 of the 10 case studies required for the certificate. This can lead to quicker completion of the course and receiving your certificate. The intensive course is ideal for  both qualified therapists or beginners:

  • For  therapists with Anatomy and Physiology certificates, there’s only 7 hours of case studies  to complete to receive your qualification.
  • For beginners, the Anatomy and Physiology certificate must be completed along with the 7 remaining hours of case studies before receiving your qualification.

This course will teach you how to work professionally as an Indian Head Massage therapist – either adding this skill to your current therapies or to establishing yourself as a professional therapist with this life-long skill.

No previous massage training is required to attend this course.

What you’ll learn

  • The history, background and the benefits of Indian Head Massage
  • Chakra energy centres and a basic introduction to anatomy and physiology
  • Massage techniques – the power of touch (demonstration and practise)
  • The full, basic massage routine (demonstration and practise, in stages)
  • An introduction to aromatherapy oils, crystals and colour for treatments
  • Precautions – general and contraindications for treatments
  • Self-care for relaxation and balancing stress
  • Introduction to relaxation and meditation techniques
  • Therapist consultation – review and practise
  • Guidelines – how to improve/set up your own therapy business
  • Facial Reflexology – some new moves to incorporate into the routine which will help improve facial muscle and skin tone. Facial reflexology is a great extra to add to this wonderful treatment and can be practised on its own too.

The four-day course gives you ample time to learn and practise the Indian Head Massage routine. Meditation is included in the course as it’s a great tool to support your own self-healing and helps you feel less anxious about learning. Course students soon discover the added benefit of receiving treatments throughout the weekend course – leaving them very relaxed and chilled by the end of day four!

Dates for 2020

6th, 7th, 8th and 9th March 2020

29th, 30th and 31st May and 1st June 2020

7th, 8th 9th and 10th August 2020

27th, 28th, 29th and 30th November 2020

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Terms and conditions for booking courses

  • Your place is only confirmed on receipt of the full payment due in advance of the course. If paying by bank transfer, your place is not confirmed till the payment is received. We do not hold bookings for bank transfer payments. Please contact us for bank details to send a payment.
  • No refunds are offered but with a minimum of 28 days notice, places may be transferred once to another date (subject to availability).
  • A request will be sent to you for the final payment 3-4 weeks before the course. If this is not paid within 7 days of the email date, you will lose your place and your deposit.
  • While we take every precaution possible, Dee Taylor Therapies will not be held responsible for loss or damage to your personal belongings or safety while on the premises where the courses take place.
  • Please inform us by email if you are taking any medication or suffering from any illness/ill health in advance of attending.
  • Please do not decrease/stop any medication you are receiving from your medical care provider unless they advise you to do so.
  • Discounts – only one discount applies at any one time unless advised.
  • If you give notice that you can’t attend a course with less than 28 days notice of the course date, it may be possible to transfer to another date with an admin charge of £35 payable. This is at the discretion of Dee Taylor Therapies and will be assessed on a case by case basis.