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Certificate in Indian Head Massage     

Saturday and Sunday 9th & 10th November  2024

Assessment day:  14th December 2024     (please note that the School reserves the right to 

charge a further £50 if the assessment date is not attended and another date has to be arranged

with the student)

Time 9.30am to 4.30pm

Venue: Better Health & Wellbeing Hub at Parc Dewi Sant - Medical, Health & Wellbeing Business Park 


Price:  £300

Deposit:  £100

Payment can be done in agreed instalments

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. 

This course covers the technique for upper back, shoulder, upper arm, neck, scalp and face massage. It also includes the theory behind Indian Head Massage such as the history of the treatment, principles of ayurveda, marma points and chakras. The course includes resources with clear diagrams and images. Reception, consultation and aftercare guidance is covered as well as contra-indications to treatment. Photographs and videos ensure this course is both engaging and informative to give you the confidence to perform the Indian Head Massage.

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.

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

  • Module List
  • Introduction, Reception & Consultation

  • Anatomy & Physiology - Skin & Hair Types

  • Anatomy & Physiology - The Muscular System

  • Anatomy & Physiology - The Skeletal System

  • Anatomy & Physiology - The Cardiovascular & The Lymphatic Systems

  • Anatomy & Physiology - The Endocrine, The Nervous & The Respiratory Systems

  • Anatomy & Physiology - The Skin

  • Contra-Actions & Contra-Indications

  • Massage Benefits

  • Preparation

  • Massage Mediums & Benefits

  • Marma Pressure Points & Chakras

  • Technique - Upper Back & Shoulder Massage

  • Technique - Upper Arm & Neck Massage

  • Technique - Scalp Massage

  • Technique - Face Massage

  • Treatment Adaptations & Aftercare

  • Practical Module


GTi Award
Course Accreditation 
Guild of Beauty Therapists 


Course Type
Theory and practical


When you enrol and pay for this course you will receive an email from the Guild and then you will be able to commence working through the theory online.  Once that is complete you are then signed off to undertake the practical training which is done with our tutor. 

The practical training is undertaken over two days.

The first day is going through what you have learnt 'in theory' so far and you will have plenty of time to practice the routine. 


Over the next month : You will then be required to practice on a range of different people from home in order to gain confidence and prepare one short case studies to submit to your tutor. Guidance will be given on this. 

The assessment day is scheduled for roughly a month after the first weekend to give you time to practice and gain some experience massaging a variety of people.   

This course qualifies you to practice, gain insurance and gives you CPD points. The course meets the National Occupational Standards of training. 

How does it work: 

 1) Complete our enrolment form for the course, and email it to

2) We will ask you to pay the course fee (you can pay the deposit and then the balance once you have completed the online aspect of the course)

3) We will enrol you onto the course and you will receive an email from the Guild and with this you will have a link to click through to and you will register/login and access the course materials. Please note that you will have to complete the GTi Professional Standards before you can start on your theory modules. Please be careful to follow the registration process as this way the Professional Standards course will be free. 

4) Once your theory is completed and passed you will be able to come and complete your Practical training aspects of the course with ourselves.  When we are happy that you achieved professional competence we will pass you and you will be able to download your certificate from the BeautyGuild, or you can purchase a hard copy from them for £18. If you choose to upgrade to full membership of the Guild after passing, you will receive your hard copy Certificate free of charge.  






Reserve your place on the IHM course with a deposit of £100

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