Indian Head Massage

This Level 3 qualification is an ideal first course if you are considering becoming a therapist and contains everything you need to practice Indian Head Massage as a fully insured therapist.

Indian Head Massage is also a great therapy to add to your portfolio if you are already a therapist. If you are already a qualified therapist with a valid a&p qualification, talk to about the therapists course.

Indian Head is a very easy therapy to get into because it does not require you to invest in a lot of equipment. You don't need a special couch or chair and because Indian Head Massage can be carried out with the client fully clothed, you can literally do it anywhere.

The course contains the following modules:-


History of Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage Techniques
Benefits of Indian Head Massage
Where and how to deliver
Balancing Chakras
Anatomy and Physiology
Use of oils
Setting up your work area
Health & safety
Indian Head Massage Routine
Case Studies


Course Duration

The course is carried out over 5 days.

During the first weekend in April/May, you learn the history of Indian Head Massage, Health and Safety, start the Anatomy and Physiology, learn the practical routine, and gain information to allow you to complete your case studies.

The first weekend in April is also available as a Just for Fun weekend, for those who would like to practice on friends and family, or just find more information about this relaxing therapy.

The one day session in June allow your technique to be checked, so any bad habits you have picked up are found and corrected. We will also cover the assessment process, and have a mock practical assessment so you know exactly what to expect in July. We will also complete the Selling Product workbook during this weekend.

During the final weekend, which is normally in July, we will complete our evidence workbooks, carry out 3 practical assessments, carry out a short multi-choice VTCT test and complete the set up of our portfolios.


You will be required to complete 15 case study treatments, there are 3 practical assessments, a short multi-choice test and you will be required to produce a small portfolio. Certificates will be issued by VTCT.

Course Dates and Prices

Please see the prices page for details of dates and prices.

If you are already a therapist, get in touch for a special therapists rate


Training takes place at the QE2 Centre in Bursledon, just 3 minutes from junction 8 of the M27, with plenty of free parking.

Student Comments

"Jackie, thank you for a fantastic Indian Head Massage course. I really enjoyed it. I was so relaxed by the end of the course" Sue

Additional Costs

In addition to the course fees the following costs will be incurred by the student:-

Student membership of the FHT if you are not already a member of a therapists organisation. This will include insurance cover for case studies

Books. Although there are no set books, and full and comprehensive notes are provided, it is recommended you buy at least 1 Indian Head and 1 anatomy and physiology book.

Uniform: Either white T-shirt, or therapists tunic. Black trousers and black shoes covering toes. Choose trousers and top with some give.

Two white bath sized towels, massage oil, pillow or bolster to allow you to carry out treatments at home.

2 A4 folders, 1 for portfolio, 1 for course notes


Booking your Place

If you would like more information about this course please speak to Jackie James on 0780 5278 620, or e-mail her at

If you would like to apply, complete an application form Application Form. This is in MS Word format but other formats can be provided on request. Once completed, either mail or email the form to us with the deposit or full payment to. We are happy to accept bank transfer and cheques.

Calming Influences Holistic Training School
Oakside, Pylands Lane
SO31 1BH