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 anatomy qualification, talk to about the qualified therapist 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
Seated massage over clothes
Seated massage using oil
Massage using a massage couch
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 delivered using a mixture of face to face and remote sessions.

2 days practical

Online activities including videos and Zoom Calls

Practical assessments

The 2 days practical will cover contra-indications, to ensure you are able to treat safely, as well as the full Indian Head Massage routine. Additional material, such as the history of Indian Head Massage, Health and Safety and Anatomy and Physiology will be covered using videos.

This course 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.


To complete the qualification, you will need to complete case studies, evidence workbooks and a practical assessment.

You will be required to complete:

icon 15 case study treatments

icon Indian Head massage, health and safety and customer care workbooks

icon 3 practical assessment to be completed once case studies and workbooks have been accepted

Certificates will be issued by Calming Influences.

Course Dates and Prices

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


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 therapist tunic. Black trousers and black shoes covering toes. Choose trousers and top with some give.

Minimum of two bath sized towels and two hand 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. 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:-

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