Indian Head Massage ITEC Award
International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) – RQF LEVEL 3

Validated by IPTI - (Independent Professional Therapists International)

Recognised by CThA (Embody) and APNT (Association of Physical and Natural Therapists)


The entry requirement for this Indian Head Massage course is the successful completion of the Anatomy & Physiology Course or previous relevant qualification in Anatomy & Physiology. You are able to book your place and start this course before you have your Anatomy & Physiology results.

Indian Head Massage is one of the most useful skills a massage therapist can have. Not only does it give you another string to your bow, but it is a highly portable, visually appealing and modesty preserving therapy which can be used very effectively to develop your holistic therapy practice.
It can be used as a marketing tool for demonstration purposes, as a means of breaking into the lucrative corporate market or as an enticing taster treatment for would-be clients.

A lot of people are walking around `carrying the world on their shoulders` and this is where our stress, frustration and anger accumulates, manifesting as headaches, neck pain and some believe, even hair loss! Indian Head Massage works in a firm, gentle rhythm to release emotional blockages, bringing calm, and relaxation to the client. The massage goes beyond the limits of healing by dealing with the balance and uniqueness of the individual.

Indian Head Massage is as pleasurable to give as it is to receive. This ancient art is calming, revitalizing, uplifting and incredibly rewarding. With a few basic strokes, you can relax and soothe or invigorate and stimulate. Much of the joy lies in its simplicity, effectiveness and accessibility - no equipment is needed and it takes less than half-hour to complete. The beauty of this treatment is that it can be performed anywhere, anytime so is ideal for the stressed-out corporate employee. This highly effective therapy offer the maximum benefit with the minimum, of preparation, as the use of oil is not essential and the client remains clothed.

The course consists of 4 days (24 hours) in-house training & assessment together with tutorials, supervised Indian Head Massage practice, student testing and supervised home study, which includes 4 evidenced treatments to be submitted to ITEC. All lectures are supported with overheads, anatomical charts and teaching aids such as skeletal models.

The syllabus includes the following subjects:

  • Introduction to the history of Indian Head Massage
  • Benefits of Indian Head Massage
  • Contra-indications
  • Consultation and client care and preparation of a work station
  • Treatment reaction and after care advice
  • Professional ethics
  • Revision of specific anatomy & physiology of shoulders:
    neck scalp face

  • Massage techniques for shoulder
    neck scalp face back & arms

  • Hygiene/sterilization and basic first aid
  • Business skills

The course is divided between theoretical learning and practical application. You are required to wear appropriate workwear for this course.

The required course text book recommended by ITEC is: ‘Indian Head Massage’ – Helen McGuiness. Student insurance is mandatory for this course and is available through the IPTI or CThA or APNT and other Industry Associations who recognise ITEC qualifications. Full details will be sent to you with your joining details. If you would like further information before booking, please contact the office on 0208-429-2895.

The entry requirement for this Indian Head Massage course is the successful completion of the Anatomy & Physiology Course or previous relevant qualification in Anatomy & Physiology. You are able to book your place and start this course before you have your Anatomy & Physiology results.

During the course we will prepare you for your final exam and will conclude the course with a mock examination from which we will be able to offer you guidance. Upon satisfactory completion of a mock examination, students will be eligible to sit the ITEC Certificate in Indian Head Massage Level 3 examination which comprises of a 20 minute examination paper of 15 multiple choice questions, 4 evidenced treatments and a practical examination with an external ITEC examiner.

Once qualified, you will be awarded an ITEC Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage – and you will be entitled to practice Indian Head Massage professionally. This Certificate course will also provide you with the title of "Indian Head Massage Therapist", and the knowledge and techniques needed to give a treatment. Practitioner professional liability insurance is also available upon successful completion of the course.

The ITEC Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage is one of the best recognised complementary therapy qualifications in the UK and across a range of countries.
It is widely accepted by most Professional Bodies including:
o IPTI - (Independent Professional Therapists International)
o CThA (Complementary Therapists Association)
o APNT (Association of Physical and Natural Therapists)

Course fees include:

all class tuition
a comprehensive set of notes
initial mock examination fees

Course details


4 days (10am-5pm)

Sept-Oct 2019 - 2 weekends 10am-5pm14 Sep 19, 15 Sep 19, 19 Oct 19, 20 Oct 19

Cost: £295.00 (+VAT)

£75.00 (+VAT) deposit, payable on booking.

 Book on-line

ITEC EXAM FEES: Indian Head Massage - £95.00(+VAT) Payable at the start of the course

Exam registration * Practical assessment by external ITEC examiner * Marking of course work * Marking of case studies * Issue of Diploma certificate * Postage of certificate by Registered Post.

If you would like to pay the balance by easy payment plan please enquire when booking.

Please note - all deposits and course fees are non-refundable.
All transfers are at the discretion of the school and would be subject to an administrative charge of £25.00 (+VAT)