Indian Head Massage Course – Swords

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 Unit 1 Anatomy & Physiology and Unit 22 Business Awareness

Cost of Course:

Course fee: €499 Exam fee: €96

Required Books

Students will be given a course manual


Practical examination Theory examination 9 case studies

Holistic College Dublin results in Indian Head Massage exams

The diploma issued by ITEC  lists the student's overall grade in terms of a pass, credit or distinction. An average of the theory and practical marks is combined to obtain the final grade. A pass grade is between 60% - 74%, A credit is between 75% - 89% and a distinction is between 90% - 100%.

Percentage of our students achieving each grade to date in 2010

Fail                Pass               Credit             Distinction

0%                 6%                 79%                  15%

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:

Starting Date: No course scheduled

Times: Evenings 7pm - 10pm

No course scheduled


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