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Indian Head Massage with Practical Training

Course Code: OSC1050
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Explore everything you need to know about Indian head massage and apply a treatment in this practical training course!

This course will enable you to:

  • Apply an Indian head massage in a one day practical
  • Understand and learn the various techniques on different types of the body
  • Know what chakras are and how they are used for the treatment
  • Explore the oils that are traditionally used for the treatment

This course will allow you to study in the comfort of your own home and provides you with a one day practical.

You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. So fitting studying around your other commitments is easy and hassle-free.

Start your journey and develop your skills join over 50,000 students that already have!

Please note: You will have needed to have studied Anatomy and Physiology Level 3 or equivalent to enrol onto this course.

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  •  Indian Massage  

     Level 3:


    Unit 1: Essential Anatomy and Physiology
    • Bone classification
    • Bones of the head, face, neck and shoulders
    • Joints
    • Muscles
    • Structure of the skin and hair
    Unit 2: What is Indian Head Massage?
    • The origins of Indian head massage (IHM)
    • The benefits of IHM
    • Equipment
    • Towels
    • Essential oils
    Unit 3: Contraindications to Therapy
    • What are contraindications?
    • Local and total contraindications
    • Pregnancy
    • Modifications to massage
  • Unit 4: Client Consultation
    • Assessing the client
    • What information should I use?
    • Client history forms
    • Pain assessment
    • Case studies
    Unit 5: Indian Head Massage Techniques
    • Before you begin
    • Adhesions
    • Effleurage
    • Stroking
    • Palpation
    • Petrissage
    • Friction
    • Tapotement
    Unit 6: Massage Application
    • Massage environment
    • Massage positions and sequence
    • Stroke variations
    • Trapezius
    • Shoulders
    • Upper arms
    • Neck
    • Scalp
    • Face
    • Hygiene
    • Health and safety
    • Massage stance


     Practical Day:

    6 Hours

    • Massage techniques
    • Techniques to the face
    • Techniques to the neck
    • Techniques to the scalp
    • Techniques to the shoulder girdle upper back
    • Techniques to the Arms
    • Chakras
    • Mama points
    • Acupressure techniques
    • Oils that are traditionally used for the treatment

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which will be sent and marked by your tutor. Your coursework must be completed before you can proceed onto the practical day.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines. Your practical day will last 6 hours.

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and tutor support for the home study part of the course. You will also need to attend a practical training day in which you have a choice of a variety of centres to choose from throughout the UK.

    Course Outcome

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

    Your practical training will be accredited through the Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (HABIA) who set the standards for training for the UK. You will also receive a Certificate in Indian Head Massage from Salon Services.

course questions & answers

What are the requirements for this course?

You must have studied Anatomy and Physiology Level 3 or equivalent. Why not study our Anatomy and Physiology Level 3 course?

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

How do I arrange my practical days?

Once you have passed your written assignments, you may book your practical day. You have the choice of 3 centres to choose from to take your practical training day these include: Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester. Simply call us whenever you're ready and we'll arrange this for you.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • One day practical training
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue your certification based on your coursework and practical sessions.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in this course.

How will I get my work assessed?

Once we receive your work, we will mark it and return it to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certificate proving your success in Indian Head Massage.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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