ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Indian Head Massage

Date: TBA

Cost : £685 each

An ideal qualification for those wishing to help clients in our multicultural society. The course covers the origin of the massage as a way of keeping hair in peak condition and the specialised treatment techniques used now to soothe and ease tension in the head and scalp.

Indian head massage is a technique of manipulating soft tissues in the shoulders and scalp. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head and neck area. A typical massage lasts about 20 minutes.

Indian Head Massage Theory

1) the Holistic Approach
2) the history and concept of Indian Head massage
3) the effects and benefits of Indian head massage
4) the different oils to be used and their effects and benefits
5) the term integral biology
6) common ailments and contraindications to Indian Head Massage with reasons why
7) the classical massage movements
8) the positions of the Chakras and their representation
9) the term marma point
10) the main Doshas and be aware of the oils linked to each
11) the structures they are working over and their function
Structure of the Hair the position and function of the following:
types of hair
the factors which affect hair growth
15) the hair growth cycle
16)the effects of Indian head massage on the lymphatic system
17) other complementary therapies and when clients should be referred to this type of therapist
18) the importance of referral procedures

Indian Head Massage Practical

19) Demonstrate the Holistic Approach
20) demonstrate the way integral biology should be considered during consultation and Indian Head Massage Treatment
21) Demonstrate recognition of common ailments and contraindications to Indian head massage with reasons why
22) Demonstrate appropriate client care
23) Demonstrate correct hygiene procedures
24) Demonstrate use of the appropriate medium for the treatment and client’s requirements
25) Demonstrate the classical massage movements
26) Demonstrate knowledge of the structures they are working over and their function
27) recognise the different hair types and different hair conditions
28) recognise scalp conditions
29) recognise conditions of the neck and shoulders
30) Demonstrate knowledge of other complementary therapies and the ways in which they are performed
31) Demonstrate and explain the importance of referral procedures
32) Evaluate and review the massage treatment/programme
33) Understand and explain the possible side effects to Indian head massage
34) Demonstrate and explain the importance of giving appropriate home care advice after treatment

Case Studies

3 clients to be treated 3 times each and outcomes recorded
Previous qualification required ITEC Anatomy and Physiology and Holistic Massage required (this can be completed as part of the Diploma in Indian Head Massage)

Course duration

6 Saturdays (50hrs including projects and course work)


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