This one day professional massage course is designed for the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and finishing with the face whilst the client remains seated in an upright position. Indian head massage is one our most popular courses at a very affordable price.
It is an extremely effective therapy that has evolved from traditional techniques practiced in India as part of family rituals for over a thousand years.
After you have completed this massage course with us you are able to gain unlimited, FREE online access to the course video and will become an invaluable resource for future reference. Alternatively you can buy a hard copy DVD Disc on the day from your tutor.
You can find the full course description, times and price on this page - For venues and dates on offer, when ready simply click on the purple view dates or book now button.
We have many venues and dates on offer in London and all around the UK including Ireland.
This is an insurable course allowing you to use this therapy with the general public and charge for it.
This course holds between 5 - 13 CPD points (all professional bodies are different please check with the one you are registered with for confirmation of points they award for one day courses)
If you are attending our one day courses the times are as follows:
10.00am - 4.30pm Weekdays
or 10.30am - 5pm if you choose to attend on a weekend date.
For our one day courses, you will receive a 45 min lunch break and a short afternoon break also.
No case studies are required - no written exams.
Certificates are given on the day on the completion of a successful practical assessment with your tutor.
We love what we do and have passionate knowledgeable tutors who very much look forward to welcoming you on a course with them soon.
If you feel one day is not enough training, you are able to come back to repeat the course again free of charge within 6 months when spaces are available with the same tutor.
However, due to small classes and the 1-1 attention you receive this is rare but for your piece of mind available if required.
Indian Head Massage is based on the ancient Ayurvedic healing system using the upper Chakras and this tradition is still carried out in modern India today. A person born in India can expect to be massaged regularly from their birth to their death by members of their family.
This is often known as Champi, Champissage or Indian Champissage, the efficiency of the circulatory and lymphatic systems improves, toxins are dispersed from tense muscles and flexibility and fluidity of movement is restored.
The head, more than any other part of our body represents who we are. It is the centre of our nervous system, and home to our identity and intelligence. The Chakra at the top of our head (Crown Chakra) is the one we use to communicate with our higher self. If our head feels good, we feel good.
The Indian head massage course and routine you are studying does not use oils; however you can use them as part of your treatment. You can follow this course with our popular Natural Lift Facial Massage course, which incorporates a unique blend of highly effective techniques from Indian Face Massage.
The massage to the head is not only very relaxing but you get to give the whole body an MOT releasing toxins and stimulating organs to work more efficiently.
Although Indian Head Massage has existed India for many years it has only recently started to gain popularity in the West. This massage works on areas of the body particularly prone to stress, especially the neck and the shoulders where tension affects major muscle groups, it can often bring immediate relief.These tensions are eased and fibrous knots and nodules melt away, no expensive equipment is required making it available to all.
We are an award winning school, Number One Training School (out of over 80 schools) in the Beauty Industry Survey - By The Guild of Beauty and Holistic Therapists.
And Voted The Guild Awards of Excellence 'Best Training School' by students and won mulitple years in a row! We maintain high standards and are proud of our team of passionate and caring tutors.
When you book with us you have peace of mind we have a proven track record - established in 1998 and accredited by the top professional bodies.
Every year we train thousands of therapists, from Champneys Health Resort, large professional salons like Dior, leading hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Spa at the Knightsbridge 5 star hotel, the Sanctuary, John Lewis Spa, Bobbi Brown, Channel 4 as well as training therapists and complete beginners who come to us at one of our many venues.
Why is our course so popular?
This is because the certification we give you allows a student to work with which ever particular brand they choose to purchase later and use with their clients.
Importantly as we teach effective and safe methods with products our tutors love to use but do not insist on the students who attend to have to continue with any one given brand afterwards to gain insurance and use what they have learned with us professionally.
This then allows students to make their own choice of brand and also means that they are not tied by any particular brand when it comes to their insurance, so should they ever have a problem and if a claim is made and they have changed brand, they would still be covered (please check this with your insurance provider) giving you a lot more flexibility.
This also means you are not tied into buying brands from us which is very restrictive which only makes the school you are buying them from money but does not benefit you. This means the certificate you gain with us gives you the freedom to use what ever brand you wish, the tutors can guide you to good products but ultimately it is your choice!
If you are a beginner and do not belong to a professional body you can still attend this course and you will not be required to do any case studies.
Please note that the other professional bodies do not require any case studies for this or the other courses we offer, you will only have to do case studies if you are a member of FHT.
If you wish to join a professional body and you do not have a massage qualification you can register with The beauty guild who do not have any requirements for you to join. you are able to obtain their cover without a certificate in massage so if you are a complete beginner they will accept you.
The qualification gained from the following course will only be accepted for professional practice and insurance if the student holds the pre-requisites of A&P and an accredited body massage qualification.
Also for Existing FHT Members only they require 3 case studies x 3 treatments - 9 treatments in total.
You can offer this treatment straight away however if you are registered with FHT for your insurance you can ONLY offer it once you have completed your case histories but you do not have to do case studies if you have your insurance with anyone else.
If you are with FHT you do your case studies at home and send them into your tutor at your own pace and then once marked they will send you your certificate, if you are not with FHT you get your certificate on the day of your training as you are assessed on your practical skills on the day.
"I have attended 3 IHM courses in search of the perfect treatment routine, and this is it. Marvellous sequence, I loved giving and receiving the treatment. My tutor was kind and patient, and a very gifted therapist and trainer. Where do you find these amazing teachers?"
98' to present date
© Gateway Workshops, students are not authorised to teach this course unless through Gateway. This is a therapist course only, information is copyright and to be used with their clients only and not taught to others.
Certificates are given on the day of training, a recognised Gateway Diploma qualification.
For course times, venue information, what to wear etc please use/click on the information tabs above where this information can be found.
The balance of the course fee is paid direct to the tutor and they will contact you by email as soon as the deposit is paid for the course.
All course manuals are included in the price of the course - you will get a bound hard copy course manual given to you on the day of your training.
You will also get a complimentary Anatomy and Physiology manual as our gift to you - worth £10!
This is given to you when you sign up for a course as an e-manual, via a link in your course confirmation from your tutor.
You do NOT have to read this before your course.
You do NOT have to bring it with you as it is for later reference if you need it.
It is an extra manual to save you having to buy Anatomy and Physiology books later saving you money.
We also send you the Gateway therapist accounts package after you have completed a course with us - complimentary worth £10!
Here we have taken some clips from our Indian head massage DVD, this footage gives you an idea of what to expect when you book to come and train with us.
Please remember to have your sound turned on when viewing these clips.
The Indian head massage routine lasts for half an hour and here are just some of the moves you will learn. We felt it important to film a DVD for our one day courses, this gives you peace of mind giving you a visual backup to help you remember the routine. We already have DVD's for many of our courses and aim to have more available very soon.
This course is insurable and accredited by the professional bodies, Guild of Holistic Therapists, ABT - Associated Beauty Therapists, Towergate.
For more information, see Accreditation & Entry Requirements information tab above
Gateway accredited/recognised diploma
Insurable allowing you to gain insurance and use therapy with the general public and charge.
Specialising in small classes for individual attention
Why book with us - Accredited, Established, Trusted, Recognised and Insurable Qualifications
The qualification gained from the following course will only be accepted for professional practice and insurance if the student holds the pre-requisites of A&P and an accredited body massage qualification level 3.
Please note to be able to join the FHT or CTHA/Embody their requirements for registration is a qualification in full body massage/ A & P level 3.
However if you wish to join a professional body and you do not have this training you can register with The Holistic and Beauty Guild who do not have any requirements for you to join. These details will be given to you on the day of your training, they offer a discount for therapy insurance for all Gateway students.
You are able to obtain their insurance cover without a certificate in massage so if you are a complete beginner they will accept you so you can use this therapy professionally and charge your clients.
Feedback from John C Riddle
Tutor was extremely knowledgeable in her topic knowledge and delivered the course with confidence and clarity. I would strongly recommend the training skills and I would definitely do another course. The day was a great success in my mind where we studied hard and had fun during the day. Adequate breaks to receive us and pleasant surroundings. Well done!
Feedback from Sally Brown
Wonderful training given on the day, she was very knowledgeable and taught in a very hands on way keen to show us all the different techniques. I thoroughly enjoyed the training given and would recommend to anyone wanting to do extra beauty or therapy courses to consider doing theirs through Gateway workshops.
Feedback from Andrea Jones
I have never done any kind of massage course before and was nervous. My tutor was friendly, helpful, professional and very very good at what she does! I was very impressed and feel I have gained massively from the whole experience. I would have no hesitation to use or recommend gateway to anybody.