Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage

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Brighton Venue Brighton Holistic Centre, 53 Beaconsfield Road, Brighton.

Indian Head Massage has been practised in India for over 1000 years. Traditionally the techniques were restricted to the head and hair, to improve scalp and hair condition of Indian women.

The massage we will learn is for the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck,  face and scalp.

Indian Head Massage is a safe, accessible, and convenient therapeutic treatment that can be performed either in the clinic or the workplace.  This holistic treatment can provide instant relief from tension and stress symptoms promoting a state of calm, peace and harmony.

This simple yet effective therapy uses a variety of techniques to manipulate soft tissue. It is performed with the client in a seated position, with or without the use of oils. The therapist uses a range of different massage pressures and rhythms to stimulate the head, neck, and upper back and shoulder area. A typical massage will last about 55 minutes.

Benefits and Effects

Indian Head Massage provides relief from aches and pains, promotes a healthy scalp and hair, and helps induce relaxation and a feeling of well-being.

Other physical and psychological benefits include:

  • General and specific relaxation of muscles, providing immediate relief.

  • Fibrous adhesions (knots and nodules) can be broken down.

  • Loosening of the scalp.

  • Relaxation of the whole body.

  • Dispersal of toxins from tense, knotted muscles

  • Improved circulation of blood and increased oxygen uptake.

  • Stimulation and improvement of the circulation of the lymphatic system.

  • Help in the relief of eyestrain and tension headaches.

  • Excellent for disturbed sleep and insomnia

  • Help with mental tiredness and tension.

  • Improved concentration.

  • Relief from mental and emotional stress.

A wonderful addition to your therapy room.  


How will you be assessed?

An external multiple choice exam for Indian Head Massage and Anatomy and Physiology of the Upper Body

Practical Indian Head Massage assessments


Do I have to do any work outside of class time?

Case studies - 3 clients x 4 treatments

Assignments and home study

The Anatomy and Physiology will be embedded within the practical sessions.

Students will be expected to focus on this section of the course as part of their home study.


Course Structure and Fees

Provide Indian Head Massage £350

Dates: See above

There is also a VTCT course registration fee of £75 to be paid.



No pre-requisites but you will need a good level of English and a passion to become an Indian Head Massage therapist.

Cost £350 plus £65.50 VTCT Registration Fee

Dates: Thursdays 9th, 16th 23rd January - 11am-4pm

PLUS Thursdays 6th and 13th February 11am-1.30pm

Venue: The Healthy Living Company, 96 Northease Drive, Hove, BN3 8LH, United Kingdom

Tutor: Kelly