QCF Level 3 VTCT          

Certificate in Indian Head Massage 

Next Course Dates:   To be announced - let us know if you are wanting this course



Price:  £ 500  (staged payments are available)

VTCT awarding body qualification registration fee:  £88

Kit: you will need to purchase some Indian Head Massage oils which will be in the region of £20

This qualification has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in how to provide the relaxing and stress relieving treatment of Indian Head Massage - or Champissage. The treatment is also extremely beneficial for people who suffer from upper back, shoulder and neck and head/scalp tension. Working in specific ways on the muscles and fascia relieves the stress, tension and the aching and headaches that result, by softening the muscles and bringing a better blood flow into the area. 

Negative emotions such as anger, worry and fear cause us to feel stressed. The effect of stress on our bodies is to raise our heart rate and blood pressure and increase muscle tension. A lot of this tension occurs in the shoulders, neck and face. Using massage to reduce muscle tension and relaxation to lower heart rate and blood pressure, counter-acts the stress and calms the mind, helping you to cope with life’s problems.


This nationally recognised QCF qualification will develop your skills in providing Indian Head Massage treatments to a high level of occupational ability.  The units in the qualification have been mapped to the relevant National Occupational Standards. 


Many people like to take this course because it gives them a skill that is so useful to use along side other therapies practised, and it offers the client an option to have a massage that does not necessarily mean removing clothing or having oils applied; although both these are equally also an option for those that want. 


The Course

  • Hygiene Health and Safety

  • Client Care and Communication

  • Consultation Techniques

  • Details of suitable treatment equipment and oils

  • Contra-indications / Cautions / Aftercare

  • Massage Techniques

  • Chakras and Marma Points

  • Anatomy and functions of the skin, hair, muscles of the neck, back, shoulders, arms and face, structure and functions of the blood and lymph to the head.

  • Promotion and selling of products and services



You will be required to pass the VTCT Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (Covid-19) at the start of this course of study.  You will be sent some reading material after registration and then you will sit a short and simple online multiple-choice exam.  You will receive a separate certificate for this part of the course. 

The student will compile a portfolio of evidence and submit 3 case studies. Assessment is both internally by demonstrating practical competence and by one external question paper. 


Course Duration:  The course will run over four weekends


Time :  10am - 5pm


Costs:  £500 

VTCT fee - £88

Deposit £200

Staged payments available

To secure your place on this 

popular course, please download

and complete the booking form, 

and send with deposit to 

West Shires School of Complementary Health

24 King Street, Carmarthen SA31 1BS