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Indian Head Massage Training Course

Indian Head Massage Training Course

(including Face, Neck, Shoulders and Back )

This Indian Head Massage course is open to any person who wants to practice Indian Head Massage. It also includes and massage treatment shoulders and neck. The diploma course also includes the face and oil head massage. The whole massage is undertaken with the client in the seated position.

It is taught by me, Richard Wain, I have been teaching it since 2008.

This Indian Head Massage course follows a recognised Indian Head Massage syllabus.

If you are on the diploma course you qualify for full professional insurance after graduation.

What will I learn in this Indian Head Massage Training Course?

Course content

Both the 1 day certificate course and the 2 Day diploma course contain the following.

The following are a list of the topics which are covered on the course:

Day 1

  • Blood supply to the head, neck and shoulder area
  • Muscles of the face, neck & shoulders
  • Lymph supply to the head and neck
  • Structure & function of the skin
  • Different skin types
  • Skin diseases and skin cancers
  • History of Indian Head Massage
  • Full Indian Head Massage routine
  • Contraindications to Indian Head Massage treatment
  • Benefits of Indian Head Massage
  • Scalp conditions and related pathology
  • How to complete a self-massage

Please note some of this is home study before the course.

Day 2

The diploma course will also include:

  • Bones of the face, neck and shoulders
  • Main nerves of the head and face
  • How to complete a self-massage
  • A basic Eastern Facial Massage
  • How to do an oil based head and hair massage
  • Seated head, neck, shoulder and back massage
Young woman having an Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage Training Course
Indian Head Massage Training Course
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Course entry requirements

The 1 Day Certificate course is suitable for anyone.

The 2 Day Diploma course is suitable for qualified massage therapists only.

If you are not qualified and are looking to enter the professional arena. You must take our Diploma level Swedish Massage training. This will entail home study of our Anatomy and Physiology course. You have to pass this before attending the live practice session.


The training days

You will give and receive body Indian Head Massage treatments as part of this course. Group students and pairs work upon each other so no models are required. Students will be used as models for demonstrations of massage strokes and draping. This is undertaken by me - Dr. Richard Wain.

If the training is on a 1-2-1 basis you will be worked on by me and vice versa. You may bring your own model - this must be arranged in advance.

Massage couches or chairs, couch covers and paper rolls are inclusive. But on the training day, you must bring your own bath/beach towel for your personal use. Please bring a light fragrance free oil with you.

Tea, coffee, water and biscuits are provided on the day. You may bring your own lunch or buy it locally. There are very good catering facilities on site during week days.


What qualification will you receive?

You must successfully completed your training course to the required standard. You will then receive a printed and signed Certificate for the 1 Day course and a Diploma for the 2 Day one.



The diploma allows you to get Public Liability insurance. Then you can start offering treatments to paying clients.

Cressingham Massage and Reiki have a special discounted insurance scheme for you.


How to book your Indian Head Massage training course

The first thing to do is contact me by email or text giving your phone number. As I am often with clients or teaching I am not always available to take a call. So emails or texts are best in the first instance. I will call you back to discuss the training with you or you can come to the Dartford office to speak to me in person.

The training days will be booked at this time. For 2 Day courses I prefer consecutive days for the diploma but this may not be possible for everyone.

I no longer take card payments in my office or over the phone.

I will accept bank transfers.

Below is a payment gateway - secure, online checkout. It allows you to pay in full or make a deposit payment.

All payments must be complete before starting the course.

Fees quoted for the courses are for 1-2-1 teaching.

2-3 people booking and training together will receive a 25% discount per person. (1 Day course = £130). (2 Day course = £220)

4 or more booking and training together will receive a 33% discount per person. (1 day course = £115) (2 Day course = £195)

Please ask for details on how to pay for group discounts.

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