Indian Head Massage

Level: Practitioner QLS level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Indian Head Massage – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Become a Registered BSY Indian Head Massage Practitioner
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)
  • Be eligible for membership of The Guild of Holistic Therapists

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors. There is also an essential 1 day of practical training for this course.

Course overview

Indian Head Massage is based on the ancient traditions of massage and the ayurvedic system of healing that has been practised in India for thousands of years. Western interpretations incorporate the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck and face as well as the head. Indian Head Massage has a powerful energy that is both subtle and deep and can be both invigorating and relaxing, depending on the body’s needs at the time.


  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • History and Development of Indian Head Massage
      • Stress and Modern Lifestyles
      • Benefits of Head Massage
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • The Skeletal System
      • Joints
      • Bone Anatomical Terms
  • Lesson Two
    • The Power of Touch
      • Massage Techniques
      • General Principles of Massage Treatments
      • Looking After Yourself
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • The Muscular System
      • Muscle Movement Terminology
  • Lesson Three
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • The Brain, Spinal Cord and Central Nervous System
      • The Endocrine System
      • The Circulatory and Lymphatic Systems
    • The Treatment
      • Precautions and Contra-indications
      • An Overview
      • Setting the Scene
      • First Contact
  • Lesson Four
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • Muscles of the Neck, Chest, Shoulders and Upper Arms
    • The Treatment
      • Massage of the Upper Back and Shoulders
      • Massage of the Upper Arms
      • Massage of the Neck
  • Lesson Five
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • The Head
      • Bones of the Skull
      • Muscles of the Scalp
      • Cranial Nerves
      • Headaches and Migraine
      • The Hair
      • Hair and Scalp Problems
    • The Treatment
      • Massage of the Head
  • Lesson Six
    • The Marma (Pressure) Points
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • The Sinuses
    • The Treatment
      • Massage of the Face
      • Finishing Procedure
      • Massage with Oil to Follow the Indian Head Massage Treatment
      • Oils to Use
    • A Professional Approach

Practical training

1 day of Practical Training is essential for this course. For further information please call us on Freephone 0800 731 9271 or 01409 220 400. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

*Registration fee included.