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Indian Head Massage

Course Syllabus

  • History & Concept of Indian Head Massage
  • Chakras
  • Contra Indications
  • Consultation and massage procedure
  • Therapist/client care ethics
  • Preparation, protection and mediation
  • Post treatment advice
  • Structure and function of the body systems affected by massage
  • Benefits
  • Using Oils

Course Overview

This treatment is another invaluable ‘add-on’ for the Massage Therapist. It has become a well recognised treatment amongst clients and is increasingly becoming a popular request.  Upon completion this course enable students to gain a high level, well recognised qualification in this field.

This course is equally suitable if you are new to complementary therapies. You may wish to join if you would like to learn a healing therapeutic skill to use with family members and friends. In this case you may choose not to sit the professional assessment and will receive a Cotswold Academy certificate of attendance.

Assessment Criteria

After your course, you will be required to complete case studies and return to sit a final assessment.

  • 9 Case Studies (3 people x 3 times)
  • Plus assessment date to be confirmed at the start of the course

Certification and CPD Points: 

FHT Accredited Certificate of Attendance- 5 CPD points per day


Entry Requirements

In order to take part in this course, you must have acquired a Level 3 Diploma in Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent. We will ask you to provide a copy of your qualification. Please enquire if you are uncertain about your qualification.

If you don't have the above qualification: 

You can still join the course - a Certificate of attendance will be awarded (you will not be able to practice professionally, only on friends and family)

Why Train with Us

Here at the Academy, we are passionate about delivering quality training in Complementary Therapies to ensure each student gains a professional qualification of the highest level. We believe the combination of expertly trained, passionate tutors,  quality assured certification, and our on-going support for students, helps grow our students into highly successful therapists.

What set's us apart from the rest...?

  • FHT Accredited
  • Guaranteed small group tuition (max 10 per 1 tutor) for maximum individual support
  • Passionate, experienced tutors committed to the highest standards in the industry
  • Free Thursday evening support - available throughout your training and when you are qualified
  • A fun, friendly environment to study and meet like minded people
  • All our courses are eligible to apply for an NUS Extra card, giving you savings on lots of retailers.
  • We continue to support you as you make your way into the industry as a qualified therapist, with free talks on setting up a business, Facebook groups with job opportunities and continued contact with your Tutor

About Your Tutor(s)

Annette Stoker

Holistic Tutor

I have been involved with the Complementary Therapies Industry since 2004 and have been teaching since 2008. I have a teaching degree in post compulsory education (Cert Ed) and am ITEC qualified in all the subjects I teach. Having worked in prestigious spas and run my own practice, I am confident that as a passionate and committed member of the team I can inspire, enthuse and provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a highly sought after therapist in your chosen field.

Yvonne Lockhart

Holistic Tutor

After completing diplomas in Massage Therapy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage in 1999, I spent 5 years in a managerial role working on board Carnival Cruise Lines and then as a spa trainer at a 5 star hotel in the Cotswolds. I now run my own successful practise dedicated to using only organic products and treatments and since taking up teaching in 2007, it has become my passion to give therapists the proper tools to excel in the field of holistic therapy.


I would like to say I thoroughly enjoyed the Indian Head course and the atmosphere and set up you have is fantastic. I came away feeling I had really learned a lot. Everyone I came into contact with was extremely friendly and made you feel at ease so thank you x

— Charlotte - FHT Accredited Indian Head Massage | April 2019

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