No previous knowledge neccessary. This course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn some practical massage skills for treating friends and family.
Massage is generally safe for everyone but there are condtions when it is not suitable, such as in the first trimester of pregnancy. Please check with a health professional if you have any health concerns.
The course will provide some background knowledge of the history of Indian Head Massage.
You will learn about - contraindication, -basic anatomy and physiology of the back, neck and head
- classic massage techniques, - the pros and cons of using oils for massage
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Give a basic Indian Head Massage treatment
Understand basic anatomy and physiology of the key areas we work on
Know when it is not safe to massage
Mostly pair work for the practical massage, with hands on demonstration and correction, feedback and questions. Massage will be done over clothes without oils.
At the start: Self-assessment, questionnaire
On the course: self-assessment, peer assessment, observation, tutor feedback
At the end: self-assessment and tutor feedback
You will need to bring antiseptic gel/ hand wipes. A hair band for long hair. Tutor to advise at the first class. Massage will be done clothed so please avoid wearing delicate fabrics, a cotton T-shirt is ideal.
Students can go onto other introductory courses such as Introduction to Ayurveda, Diet and Nutrition, Massage and Herbalism. Or apply for a practitioners course in complementary therapy, tutor to advise
Discover how to give seated massage of the upper back, shoulders, neck and head to relieve stress and tension. Students are fully clothed and will learn practical skills to treat family and friends.
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