Professional Indian Head Massage Diploma

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Course Summary

Course Name: Professional Indian Head Massage Diploma course (24 CPD points)

If you don't see a suitable date available for the course you want, then email us with your requirements and we will do what we can to accommodate your request. Please book early to avoid disappointment. We can also provide private lessons, please contact us for more details on this.

Locations: See drop down menu for locations

Course Cost: £150.00 - £60.00 non refundable deposit to be paid upon booking. The remaining balance of £90.00 to be paid direct to your educator. All course deposits quoted exclude VAT. 

Please see our Course Terms & Conditions for further details about course payments.

Course details

What is Indian Head Massage?

Indian Head Massage (IHM) is a treatment based on old Ayurvedic (science of life/wisdom) techniques involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, arms, hands, scalp and face. Using a variety of massage movements, Indian head massage can help to relieve stress, reduce fatigue, invigorate and stimulate a person. Indian Head Massage is also used to aid the condition and health of the hair.  Indian head massage is a non-invasive treatment in which clothing doesn't have to be removed and treatment can take place anywhere without the need of a lot of equipment. A treatment will last between 20 minutes to one hour. Indian head massage uses oils for the benefit of the hair, skin, mind and spirit of a person.

Indian head massage aims to restore balance and inner harmony to the mind, body and spirit to improve the health of an individual.

During an Indian head massage, the therapist will also work on the client's chakras.

What are the benefits of Indian head massage?

Physiological benefits of Indian head massage

  • Increases flexibility in the shoulders and neck.
  • Helps to relieve congestion in the head.
  • Has been known to reduce oedema.
  • Helps to nourish tissues and encourage healing.
  • Improves mobility in stiff joints.
  • Improves the condition of the skin.
  • Increases lymphatic flow that helps the body to eliminate waste.
  • Increases blood circulation.
  • Helps to relieve headaches.
  • Helps to relieve eye strain.
  • Promotes hair growth.
  • Increases oxygen in the tissues.
  • Loosens the scalp area.
  • Relaxation of the muscles.
  • Helps to break down fibrous adhesions, knots and nodules.
  • Promotes sleep.
  • Can help postural problems.
  • Encourages cell regeneration.

Psychological benefits of Indian head massage

  • Reduces stress.
  • Promotes sleep.
  • Can promote clearer thinking.
  • Helps to bring on a state of relaxation.
  • Help to reduce mental tiredness.
  • Improves concentration.
  • Releases stagnant energy.
  • Creates a feeling of happiness.
  • Rebalances energy flow.
  • Lowers stress levels.
  • Uplifting.
  • Helps to calm feelings of irritability.
  • Help to relieve depression.
  • Creates a feeling of being calm and balanced.
  • Elevates moods.

Benefits of our diploma courses, they are accredited with The Guild of Holistic Therapists and offer:

  • Home study of the theory section of the course.
  • One-day practical training.
  • Easy and fun learning experience.
  • No previous experience needed.
  • Support from our tutors throughout the course.
  • Special offers on therapy supplies needed for the therapy.
  • Accredited by the Beauty Guild allowing you to practice professionally.
  • If you are attending one of our private one to one session you will receive the treatment yourself so that you will know what the treatment feels like.
  • High CPD points gained with all our courses.
  • Highly experienced tutors who are dedicated to their therapies.

What do I need to bring on the practical training day?

  • Your training manual.
  • Your model.
  • A packed lunch and a bottle of water.
  • Copies of your previous qualifications if these have not already been submitted to us.
  • A jumper for after the treatment. After some treatments, the body can feel cold.

Course theory and practical

After you have completed the theory section of the course and answered the evaluation questions these need to be sent to us for marking. At the practical session, you will work through a whole treatment session from set-up to aftercare and be marked on your work. If you pass the course your certificate will be sent to you from our head office with 14 days of completing your course and you will be able to gain insurance with the GHT.

What do I need to do next?

If you would like to enrol on one of our courses:

  • Add the course to your basket and checkout to make your deposit payment.
  • We will then be in touch with you via email to confirm your course and to arrange dates etc. The remaining balance of £90.00 to be paid direct to your educator. 
  • You will need to complete our course application form (attached to your confirmation email) so that we can enrol you 
  • Once enrolled we will be in touch to confirm the course date/time and to request final payment for the course.

You can still contact us via e-mail: or phone us directly on 01278 459066 to discuss any of our courses.

Please read Course Terms & Conditions before making a booking. Once you have booked the course you have agreed to the course terms and conditions. 

What happens on the day of the practical training?

On the day of your practical training, you will need to attend one of our venues where you will be taught all the techniques required for this therapy. Our classes are friendly and very informative. You will need to bring a model with you to work on. Your client will need to have a consultation carried out before the training to ensure they do not have any contra-indications. If you are joining one of our group practical training days you will not have to bring a model, as you will be working on your fellow students. Please be aware that our course may consist of mixed gender students.

Further details about our courses:

  • You will need to bring a model.
  • Our teacher will guide you slowly through each step of the course in detail.
  • Class sizes are small so you get more individual attention from your tutor.

What happens if I Fail the course? 

If you do fail the course based on your practical assessment you can choose to re-sit the assessment within 2 weeks of your initial assessment date. There is a re-sit fee of £30 per hour to be paid direct to your tutor. 

What happens after the course?

Once you are a fully qualified practitioner and you have gained the correct insurance we suggest.

  • You practice your therapy techniques upon family and friends until you become confident.
  • You contact us via email if you have any questions.
  • You can also return to us for practical refresher sessions or advance workshops.