Introduction to Indian Head Massage | New Minds College


Introduction to Indian Head Massage

In this course you will use and adapt classic swedish massage techniques for treating scalp, face, neck, shoulders and upper arms. Indian Head Massage is an ancient ayurvedic healing system practiced all over India for thousands of years by everyday man and his family to royalty. It works on the areas of the body that are most affected by stress, however while the treatment is just on the upper part of the body it's effects are felt throughout the mind and body.

Indian families use massage daily both for relaxation and healing. They value the power of contact and enjoy the stress reducing benefits of touch. From an early age children are taught to give head massage so that each family member can both give and receive a treatment.

As the head holds many pressure points relating to the rest of the body particularly to the emotional centres in the brain, Indian Head Massage is particularly effective for emotional/mental stress.

This course is for those already qualified in anatomy & physiology and have learned some of the basic massage movements. We believe you need two days to truly get this level of treatment. The better your treatment the more clients you will have and the more clients who will stay loyal to you. Excellence matters, holism matters, energy balance matters. 

What the course covers:

  • Massage of upper back.
  • Massage of Shoulders.
  • Massage of upper arms.
  • Massage of neck.
  • Massage of head/ scalp.
  • Massage of face.
  • Contraindications and ailments.
  • Client Care and professionalism.
  • Client reactions.

Note: While Indian Head Massage can be taken for personal use, students must have anatomy & physiology and be insurable as a therapist, to practice professionally and to gain insurance cover.

Minimum Requirement for attending course:

In this course you will need to have a qualification in beauty therapy or massage.


On completion of your course you will receive a New Minds College certificate on the Introduction to Indian head massage.

What you will need:

  • Bring 2 bath towels, 1 bath sheet towel & 1 hand towel.
  • Hand/ baby wipes.
  • Antibacterial hand gel.
  • Hair band.
  • Make-up remover (if wearing makeup).
  • Short unpolished fingernails.
  • Notebook and pen.
  • A copy of your previous holistic diploma if you hold one.



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