Ayurvedic Indian Head-Massage (IND1)
Indian Head-Massage is a very old art that has been practised for many years in market squares and on street corners in India. Ayurveda is the traditional, medical science of India. On this course you will be taught a gentle, firm and rhythmical massage that can be performed with or without oil.
Stimulation of the scalp's circulation helps tone the muscles, relieves eye-strain and headaches, improves concentration and boosts the immune-system. It also eliminates muscular tension and restores joint-movement by stretching and mobilising the tissues of the neck and shoulder.
Please note: We also do a 1-day Indian Head Massage course (IND2) without the Ayurvedic element.
For qualified Aromatherapists or Massage Therapists. We do take Students who do not have any Massage experience and this is done on a case-by-case basis. In India and Nepal, anyone can massage, and we have the aim to keep this tradition alive.
This Course is also available as distance-learning.
Studies commence at 9.00 a.m. and finish at 5.00 p.m.
Topics addressed during this 2-day (consecutive days) course include:
- History of Indian Head Massage
- Aims and Benefits of Indian Head Massage
- Introduction to Ayurveda
- Ayurvedic Body-types
- Muscles of the head & neck
- Common Disorders of the Skin & Disorders of the Head & Face and their causes according to Ayurveda
- Client Record Sheet
- Care of the Hair & Scalp
- Indian Scalp-massage - including the Crown Chakra
- Indian Face-massage - including the Brow Chakra
- Indian Neck & shoulder-massage including the Throat Chakra
- Energy-balancing & Ayurveda
- Dry massage/Oil massage
- Carrier Oils used in Ayurvedic Head Massage
- How to condition the hair
Please note: This course is a Post-graduate qualification course, during which the student is assessed for competence.
Certificates of Qualification are awarded to completing Therapists.
Please note that we do accept Students with no therapy qualifications on a case by case basis - please contact us to discuss this.
Many Associations accept our courses for CPD including the IFPA (12 Category A Points).
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