Diploma In Indian Head Massage


Indian Head Massage is a holistic upper body massage that concentrates on the shoulders, neck, face and head. A wonderful treatment to offer clients and to add to your skills. This Diploma in Indian Head Massage is a wonderful introduction into the world of therapy for new therapists. 

Indian Head Massage is a very versatile treatment that can be done with the client seated and with or without the use of oils. Treatment can bring benefits such as relaxation, stimulation and clearing of the mind, stress relief, a sense of wellbeing, improvement in mood and is beneficial for a range of health conditions. The areas massaged are typical stress areas due to our modern lifestyles. Massage techniques are used including effleurage, petrissage, frictions and tapotement.

With its roots in Indian traditions, this massage is now a treatment that is enjoyed worldwide for its therapeutic benefits in therapy clinics, spas, wellbeing centres, beauty salons, hairdressers, barbers and holistic centres.

By studying this Diploma in Indian Head Massage you will be able to offer a full treatment with the client seated in a clinical treatment setting, in the clients home or at events.


  • Full Indian Head Massage routine with and without oils
  • The history of Indian Head Massage
  • Theories behind Indian Head Massage
  • Benefits of Indian Head Massage
  • Client consultation, care and communication
  • Use of oils, creams and other mediums
  • Self-care and postural analysis
  • Hand care and exercises
  • Using your body efficiently and safely
  • Pathologies of the upper body
  • Contraindications and contractions
  • Treating and adapting for the individual
  • Working through clothes and towel management
  • Working within Health and Safely practices
  • Marketing and business skills
  • Aftercare advice
  • Referring to other practitioners


  • All learners must hold a qualification in Anatomy & Physiology, see Online A & P courses
  • Course can be learnt while studying towards your A&P qualification, certificate is issued upon completion of both courses
  • This course is awarded 40 CPD points by FHT to post graduate therapists


  • This Diploma in Indian Head Massage was originally developed by Mary Atkinson  who is an industry leader and author of The Art of Indian Head Massage as well as many other amazing books. Mary is the co-founder of the Story Massage Programme. With Amy, the tutor for this course, Mary co-founded the Indian Head Massage Community, join their active Facebook group. This course is now taught by Amy Taylor, Purple Turtle’s Clinical Director and co=founder of the Indian Head Massage Community.
  • Accredited by FHT Federation of Holistic Therapists
  • Two day intensive course plus one day practical assessment and revision
  • Certificated and Insurable Diploma in Indian Head Massage
  • Investment cost £490 which includes all training, tutor time, equipment, products, manuals, learning materials and Certificate
  • 10 Case Studies required
  • Tutor email support throughout the course
  • This course is available to book for private tuition, 121 course investment is . Please contact us for prices and availability.


The course is two consecutive days of learning and then an assessment and further development day.

Day 1 – 25/09/24

Day 2 – 26/09/24

Day 3 – TBC during the course


After this course you would be eligible to study further courses with Purple Turtle Academy such as  V Lift Facial and Holistic Beauty Facial and Ear Candling – Thermal Auricular Therapy and Indian Head Massage for Pregnancy and if you wish to learn how to do Indian Head Massage with your client laying down, Indian Head Massage on a massage couch.

September 23 @ 10:00 — September 24 @ 16:30
10:00 — 16:30 (30h 30′)

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