Special One Day Accelerated Class (you will work on a volunteer for the day but not receive any hands on allowing us to cover everything in one day instead of two)
Registered Massage Therapist
905 354 3181
What Is Indian Head Massage?
If you find your clients love to have scalp and face included in their massages then they will love this.
The treatment includes upper back, neck, scalp and face work.
A portable technique to take with you everywhere… from office visits to marketing venues, and of course in your clinic or spa. Everyone loves to have their head massaged!
Now also includes table techniques so you have two treatments to offer your clients.
1/2 day of Table techniques & 1/2 day of Chair techniques
Why take the Course?
Easy to sell – everyone LOVES having their scalp worked on
Great upsell for Body wrap treatments, Massage or Spa packages (esp Men’s Spa)
No special equipment required or work on a massage table
Comprehensive training – feel confident giving this treatment
What is Indian Head Massage?
Massage is the oldest form of medicine known to humans and has been practiced for thousands of years. The art of Indian Head Massage originated from Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine. This Sanskrit word can be translated as the “science of life” or “knowledge of life”. The Ayurvedic approach to health is the balance of body, mind and spirit and the promotion of long life.
Indian Head Massage is a form of relaxation massage that focuses on the face, head, neck, shoulders, upper back and upper arms. This form of massage is very relaxing and has a balancing effect on the nervous system of the recipient and it helps them to release stress and tension creating a sense of peace and well-being. Because this form of massage is done over the clothing in a seated position it can be done anywhere and at any time, making easily available just about anywhere.
We are now also including training for converting this be done on a massage table as per numerous requests over the years.
What are some of the benefits of Indian Head Massage?
Improved blood circulation increasing oxygen supply to the brain
Calms, revitalizes and uplifts the spirit
Decrease muscle tension
Stimulates blood circulation
Increased joint mobility
Improved lymphatic drainage which helps in the removal of waste products helping the immune system
Can give your hair a healthy lustrous shine and improve skin condition
Encourages deeper breathing and deep relaxation
Promotion of hair growth
Can also help relieve the following conditions:
Eye-strain, tension headaches, migraines, earaches, Tinnitus (ringing in the ear), jaw ache, sinusitis congestion, insomnia, and disturbed sleep.
Who can study Indian Head Massage?
2 Days of Training
Certification of Completion at the end
The class is limited to 14 students.
Indian Head Massage courses are available on an ongoing basis. If the times we have scheduled do not work and you have a group of 6 or more please call to see about scheduling a date.
This class has recently been re-vamped. You are welcome to self-assess for CEU's until we have official approval for the class. Your certificate for CEU’s is “Seated Clothed Chair Massage”
The CMTO does allow for self assessment of workshops if you determine that it falls within the scope of practice you may claim it under one of the approved modalities that it would fit under.
What the client can expect: Relax and Restore body and mind.
A professional Indian head massage should in fact feel almost like a reflexology massage, which is performed on the feet, but is felt throughout the entire body. This is because there are several important acupressure points on the head.
Indian head massage may be dry, or oils may be used. The oils not only nourish the hair, but also calm the nervous system, as the roots of one’s hair are connected to nerve fibres.
Important areas targeted. Indian head massage works on areas affected by mental and emotional stress and its proponents say that it can bring immediate relief. It is also said to improve circulation in the head, enhance the senses, improve memory and promote clear thinking.
People who suffer from headaches, migraines, insomnia, tinnitis, vertigo and depression may benefit from Indian head massage. It is also said that the head massage addresses the harmful effects of cell phone radiation.
Many different medical practitioners and corporate companies are discovering the benefits of this ancient practice. Dentists, for example, are using it to ease their patients’ discomfort, while businesses are offering their employees free in-office massages in the quest to increase productivity and reduce absenteeism.
Air-conditioning and artificial lighting of the office environment often cause headaches, as can sitting slouched in front of the computer all day or the steering wheel, which may result in muscle tension in the neck and shoulders.
Because Indian head massage can be performed anywhere and is just as effective if done dry, it seems to be a good way to relieve office-related stress.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 14 business days prior to your workshop – we will refund your fees minus a $50 administration fee. There are NO refunds within two weeks of this course. If you cannot attend, please find someone to fill your space, and let us know so that a correct certificate will be issued to the participant. If we need to cancel this workshop, we will refund your full tuition. Thank you for your understanding.