Indian Head Massage

Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Indian Head Massage
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Become a Registered BSY Indian Head Massage Practitioner
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*

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. Practical workshops can be held in various locations around theUK and are available for an additional fee of £75 per day. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.

*Registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.