Indian Head Massage Course – ITEC

Indian Head Massage is a relaxing treatment applied to the head, neck, shoulders and arms. It reduces muscle tension, stimulates circulation and helps alleviate headaches and eye strain. This Course teaches a specific connect-in technique which is applied to the shoulder, neck and arms, mobility work on the scalp and acupressure points on the face and ears.

Approximately 75% of the course time is devoted to practical techniques. The theory component includes a review of anatomy and physiology, different oils that can be used in Indian Head Massage, the structure and growth cycle of the hair, the position of the Chakras and an understanding of the three Doshas.

This is a versatile treatment as it does not require oil or equipment. It is particularly suitable for corporate or on-site events.

Course Syllabus

  • History of Indian Head Massage
  • Benefits of Indian Head Massage
  • Contra-indications to Indian Head Massage
  • Use of specific aids
  • Chakras, Doshas and Marma points
  • Structure / growth of the hair
  • Conditions affecting the scalp, neck and shoulders
  • Integral biology and other therapies
  • Effects of each stroke
  • Preparation for treatment
  • Sequence of strokes
  • Review of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Taking of case histories
  • Client handling / care


  • Diploma awarded by ITEC


Diploma in Holistic Massage or iUBT435 Anatomy & Physiology and iUBT434 Professional Conduct and Business Awareness

Cost of Course:

Course fee: €375
ITEC Exam Fee: €200

Required Books

Students will be given a course manual


30min Theory Examination
30min Practical Examination
9 case studies (3 people x 3 treatments each)

Each Student Requires

  • 1 Towel
  • A uniform is required for the practical examination:
    • Black Polo top
    • Black trousers
    • Black footwear

Venue: 14 Main Street, Swords

Times & Dates:

Friday 7pm - 10pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm

2023 May                               July

Saturday & Sunday

19th                               28th

20th, 21st

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