Indian Head Massage Certificate

IHM2Indian Head massage draws from the Ayurvedic system of healing and has been used in India for over 1,000 years.

It has evolved further in the West. It is typically given as a seated treatment lasting 20 to 40 minutes. It includes massage to the upper back, neck, arms, head, scalp and face.

Specific techniques aid deep relaxation, reduce stress and aim to restore physical and psychological balance.

This is a wonderful therapy to use anywhere as it only needs an ordinary chair and no undressing. It is perfect for the workplace, festivals, residential homes etc.

This course is taught over 5 days in 3 months and costs £395

Course Information

  • History & background of IHM
  • Effects of different massage techniques
  • Client-centred treatments
  • Preparation & self-care
  • Learning skills & techniques
  • Relevant anatomy, physiology & pathology
  • Ayurvedic practice & Chakras
  • Client consultations
  • Advanced techniques
  • Oils and their use with scalp massage
  • Case studies and written assignments
  • Theory & Practical examination

  • 4 day course followed by a 1-1 assessment 3 months later
  • Contact Tuition- 30 hours
  • Guided learning – 40 hours
  • Written and practical assessments
  • Individual practical

All students must hold a previous qualifications in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology to level 3 or higher.

If you do not already hold an existing Level 3 APP qualification, we usually recommend correspondence courses to help you complete this requirement. This must be completed in advance of starting the course. Please see ‘Eligibility’ below for details of on-line courses.

Graduates will be awarded with a BCMB Level 3 Certificate in Indian Head Massage, accredited by the Massage Training Institute (MTI).

MTI are a national organisation of well-established schools and tutors. MTI is a member of the General Council for Massage Therapy, the national lead body for massage in the UK.

Dates, Venues & Fees

2018 – 2019 Dates:

Course now under way – applications closed

Teaching Block 1: 12 and 13 November 2018
Teaching Block 2:  14 and 15 January 2019
Assessment Date:  1, 8 and 15 March 2019

2019 – 2020 Dates:

Teaching Block 1: 16 and 17 September 2019
Teaching Block 2:  25 and 26 November 2019
Assessment Date:  February 2020 date to be confirmed

Venue

Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork
Lower Ground Floor
109 Pembroke Road
Clifton
Bristol BS8 3EU

Times

10.00am – 5.30pm on all teaching days.

Dates:

Summer 2019 – dates TBC

Venue

The Fold
Bransford
Worcester WR6 5JB

Times

10.00am – 5.30pm on all teaching days.

The total fee is £395; consisting of a £100 non returnable deposit once accepted onto the course, then an additional £295 paid before the course starts.

Course Fees include:

  • All tuition and exam fees
  • Practical Manuals
  • On-going student support and supervision throughout the course

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All students must hold a previous qualifications in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology to level 3 or higher.

If you do not already hold an existing Level 3 APP qualification, we usually recommend correspondence courses to help you complete this requirement. This must be completed in advance of starting the course.  Most courses take between 3-6 months to complete. Below are a few links to some suggested course providers:

You will also need to hold a current Emergency First Aid At Work (EFAW) certificate and provide us with a copy. We use HOLOS as our provider, but there are others such as St John’s Ambulance.

Once your application has been received, it will be followed by an interview with a member of the teaching team.

Students accepted for the course can then reserve their place by paying a non-refundable deposit.

Students are required to sign a Learning Contract with the College, which sets out their mutual responsibilities and professional standards.

Inappropriate conduct will lead to dismissal from the course.

The quickest and easiest way to apply is by using our online application form.  However, if you would prefer to use pen and paper, please download our paper application form and send it to the address on the bottom of the form.

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