Indian Head Massage
Online Course

Welcome to the Indian Head Massage Online Course.

I'm delighted you decided to take the course and I hope you really enjoy it and that it helps your business.


If you're new to online courses, or even if you're not, I'd like to give you some suggestions to get the most out of the course. Online training has the advantage of flexibility but the you do need some sort of plan.


Here's my top tips:-

1. Aim to complete the course within a set time like a month or two months.

2. Decide what times you will work on the course (even if you only have a little time or your times change from week to week.

3. Start with the theory modules. You can even listen to these as you travel to work or do housework which is fantastic if you're short on time.  

4. Complete the questions as you go along. Try to get all the answers right, you can repeat each question as many times as you like. The questions are great to really cement the knowledge. 

5. Watch the seated videos a few times. 

7. Get a friend to be a model and practice the treatment a few times. Time yourself so you'll be confident offering the treatment for set times.

 8. Take a video of yourself giving the treatment. Send it to me and I'll give you feedback and tips. I have explained how to do this in the final module.

10. When you feel confident start your case studies and write them up as explained in the final module. 


Finally, please let me know if there is anything you don't understand or if there is anything that you think would improve the course for you. I want to make sure you get everything you need in terms of enjoyment, feeling confident and getting results in your business. So I really appreciate the feedback.


Thank you so much,


Jenny xx


Introduction to the Course.

A brief outline of what we cover in the course


Module 1. 

History of Indian Head 

Massage.

A brief history of Indian Head Massage.

How long it's been around.

Head Massage in daily life in India.

Wedding rituals, mother & daughter head massage & lots more

Module 2. 

Benefits of Indian Head Massage. 

 A super versatile treatment.

Treatment times are flexible.

Very little equipment is needed.

Fabulous for lots of physical and emotional conditions. 

Module 1. 

History of Indian Head Massage.

How long it's been around.

Head Massage in daily life in India.

Wedding rituals, mother & daughter head massage & lots more

Module 2. 

Benefits of Indian Head Massage. 

 A super versatile treatment.

Treatment times are flexible.

Very little equipment is needed.

Fabulous for lots of physical and emotional conditions. 

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Module 3. 

Contraindications to
Indian Head Massage.

When you shouldn't do the treatment. 

When you need to leave out one area.

When you need to get a doctor's consent. 

Module 4. 

Using Oils in Indian Head Massage

Natural vegetable oils and essential oils are fantastic as

part of Indian Head Massage. 


We'll go over how to use

the oils and some fab recipes.

Module 5.


Principles of Ayurveda and the Doshas.

The way Ayurvedic doctors look at health and illness is really interesting. 

This is a quick peek at the 3 doshas. or constitutional types.


Module 6. 

Indian Head Massage and 
Marma Points

A quick intro to marma points on the head and face which are good for sinusitis, headaches etc.


Module 7.

Seated Massage

Seated Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage

Head & Face Massage


INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE SEATED SEQUENCE

This is a brisk massage, usually performed within 30 minutes (although it can be adapted for a longer or shorter session) No oil is used, making it very suitable for office massage. The client will be alert and refreshed after this treatment. 

  • Place a drop of essential oil in the palm of your hands. Hold cupped hands to receiver’s nose and mouth and invite her to take 3 deep breaths. Take deep breaths yourself as she does. (Bergamot is an uplifting and refreshing oil generally known as the “little oil of stress”)

  • With one hand on forehead and one on the occipital bone, gently rock the head back and forward twice

Neck and Shoulders

  1. Shoulder effleurage x 1

  2. Marma point massage, 4 areas, each x 2

    • In the mid back, connect into muscles either side of spine with thumbs

    • Firm pressure to upper back, across scapula to upper arms. 

    • Connect into muscle with thumbs

    • Repeat movement further out from spine with pressure up the back to middle of shoulders.

    • Repeat movement to base of neck

    • Repeat up to occipital bone, bring hands through the hair with sweeping motion to clear energy

  3. Rollover with thumbs across top of trapezius x 3

  4. Pick up and squeeze (Giggle) trapezius

  5. Iron out (lateralising) trapezius

  6. Grasp upper arms and bring heel of hand to fingers x 2

  7. Iron out: bring heel of hand firmly down back, middle and front of arm

  8. Knuckling on erector spinae-standing on opposite side, work down, then up

  9. With one hand on forehead and one on the occipital bone, gently rock the head back and forward twice

  10. Using pillow or towel as a bolster, turn client’s head to the side and roll across side of neck in 3 sections

Head

  1. Vibrations under base of skull with four fingers x 2

  2. With heel of hand friction on base of skull

  3. Effleurage

  4. Windscreen wipers- with flat of knuckles friction above the ear and across the head to other ear

  5. Hair tugging & Knuckling- Grasp clumps of hair with one hand pull firmly then knuckle. Repeat all over the head

  6. Finger Petrisage-Hand in cupped position firm finger petrisage all around hairline

  7. Petrisage with heel of hand all over head

  8. Tabla- with two fingers briskly tap from front to back

  9. Apple crumble-firmly pluck with both hands all over scalp

  10. Piano playing tabla-using all fingers briskly drum all over scalp

  11. Champissage (hacking) lightly on head, firmly on upper back

  12. Squeeze and release: with heel of hand behind the ear, press against the scalp while moving hands upwards. Repeat above the ears, then in front of the ears

  13. Hair washing-brisk

  14. Finger Pulls: With hands on either side of head and thumbs in the centre, pull thumbs firmly in opposite directions. Repeat to cover top of head

  15. Scratch friction; with fingertips briskly rub all over the scalp

Face

  1. Effleurage using tips of fingers

  2. Pressure points on forehead: Place both index fingers on third eye in the centre of the forehead and press. Repeat halfway to hairline and again at hairline. Repeat ½ inch on either side of hairline then repeat the movement once more.

  3. Pressure points around the eyes

  4. Pressure points under cheekbone

  5. Massage Ears

  6. Cover ears, then eyes

  7. Effleurage

  8. Bring hands to top of head, then to third, eye, then in front of throat

  9. Bring hands back to top of head and finish with sweeping down the body

Module 9


Checklist for an Outstanding Massage

Module 10


Getting Your Certificate.

Sometime little things make a huge difference to your treatment. Here's a checklist that will help you to give an outstanding massage.

  • Send me a video of you doing the seated and the lying versions of the massage. (Feedback for the first two videos for each sequence is free. There is an admin charge of €25 for extra videos)
  • Do 3 massages on 3 people (9 in total) and complete the case study sheets.
  • Complete the homework 

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