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Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage has its roots in the Ayurvedic system of healing and has been used in India for over a thousand years. Here in the West it has become a popular short seated treatment.  Usually it includes massage through clothes to the upper back, neck, arms, head and face. Various specific techniques can aid deep relaxation and help to reduce stress, restoring physical and psychological balance.

Our Course is currently ready for accreditation by FHT,  and is run on two full weekends plus a final day including assesssments. Students complete their case study requirements before returning for the final day of the course.

The certificate in  Indian Head Massage is eligible to anyone who has a qualification in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology at level 3 or higher and a massage qualification.


Over the course you will learn:

IHM hair

the history and background of IHM

how to give a full client centred treatment

preparation, self care and establishing the therapeutic relationship

Ayurvedic practice and chakras

Relevant anatomy, physiology and pathology

client consultations

advanced techniques

oils and their use with scalp massage

You undertake case studies, written assignments, and theory and practical assessments. Full tuition time for the course is a minimum of 30 hours, and guided home study a further 40 hours.

This course is currently being updated and rewritten. Dates will be published as soon as possible! 

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