Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage

This course will qualify you to perform a professional 45 minute Indian Head Massage. Based on ancient Ayurvedic principles, Indian Head Massage helps to relieve stress, reduce tension and improve flexibility in the shoulders, neck and arms. It boosts circulation which can help to reduce hair loss, premature balding and greying, and relieves scalp conditions.

About the course

Performed over clothing, Indian Head Massage focuses on the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, face and ears using a range of different techniques including Champi, Tabla, Plucking and Chakra Balancing. This versatile treatment can be given at home, in a clinic, in offices, etc. Indian Head Massage aims to reduce tension and increase flexibility in stressed and overworked muscles.

Indian Head Massage may relieve: stress, tension, fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraine and sinusitis. It leaves the client deeply calmed and relaxed, often feeling energised, revitalised and better able to concentrate.

Key Features

  • Concept and history of Indian Head Massage & Ayurveda
  • Anatomy and physiology relevant to Indian Head Massage
  • Skills to perform a 30 to 45 minute professional treatment


  • CNM Certificate in Indian Head Massage


Course Fee

  • £335 (for 3 days and one evening)

Enrol Online

  • 3 days plus one evening
  • Next class starts: Saturday 16th February 2019 (16th, 17th, and 18th February 2019)

What our students say:

Great course especially for people who want to add to their professional knowledge and for those who might think to start a new career. It was well run, and I feel I have got a lot out of it and was immediately able to put my newfound skills into practice on a day-to-day basis.”

– Sonia M, Pilates & Yoga Teacher/Kinesiologist

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About the Course

What is Indian Head Massage?

The Indian Head Massage, also known as Champissage, is a therapeutic massage technique that focuses on a patient’s head, face, neck, upper-arms, and shoulders. During an Indian Head Massage, the practitioner will use a series of gentle massage strokes to ease both mental and physical stress and tension in their patients by stimulating nerves, loosening muscles, and relaxing tissues.

An Indian Head Massage will relieve tension, pains, and headaches, and help calm the mind. It can also increase circulation to the brain, aid relaxation, and improve hair and scalp conditions. It is therefore highly beneficial to patients with stress and tension-related disorders.

The modern Indian Head Massage technique was developed by Indian-born Narendra Mehta and introduced to the United Kingdom in the 1970s. Blind from the age of one, Narendra grew up in India where head massages were a regular part of his life. When he came to England in the 1970s to train as a physical therapist, he found that no head massages were on offer. In 1978 he returned to India to study the benefits and practice of Champissage, and he expanded the traditional technique to now include the neck, shoulders, scalp, and face. Mr. Mehta was recently honoured with a MBE for his charity work with the visually impaired.

Why study CNM’s Indian Head Massage course?

CNM’s Indian Head Massage short course is an in-depth, interactive course that will teach practitioners how to confidently and professionally perform a full 30-minute Indian Head Massage.

Each intensive Indian Head Massage short course is held over four days (three full days, and one evening session) and teaches a mixture of theory and group-based practical skills.

Whether you want to practice Indian Head Massage professionally, or if you just want to use this amazing healing tool for yourself, your family, and your friends, this course will provide you with all the skills necessary to confidently and professionally perform an Indian Head Massage.

CNM’s Indian Head Massage course is a wonderful therapy in its own right, but is also a highly beneficial skill for existing healthcare practitioners to learn.

Key Features of CNM’s Indian Head Massage course:

  • Learn the concept and history of Indian Head Massage, Champissage, and Ayurveda
  • Study the Anatomy and Physiology of the upper neck, back, and head
  • Experience interactive lectures and hands-on practical training
  • Learn the skills to perform a 30 minute professional Indian Head Massage
  • Receive an IPTI (Independent Professional Therapist International) accredited CNM Certificate in Indian Head Massage

What our students say:

“Excellent Course – really enjoyed it and Jan is great – very charismatic and fun! Thank you for a wonderful weekend.” -A.F.

“Very knowledgeable tutors who were happy to take all sorts of questions.” -E.T.

“Inspirational teaching and examples given helped to bring the information to life.” -A.J.

“As my first course at CNM, I found the course really excellent, very comprehensive, and really excellently lead.” -N.O.

“Very enjoyable course, looked forward to each day.” -P.A.

“I feel confident that I can go away and begin to practice my new skill on friends & family. Can’t believe how my skill has improved so quickly in just 3 days! I would thoroughly recommend this course. Not only have I learnt a new skill, but I have had lots of lovely massages myself!” -H.D.

“A brilliant, informative, & relaxing course. I have come away with a huge amount of knowledge & I feel very confident about carrying on IHM ‘for real’!” – H. A.


No prior study or knowledge of Indian Head Massage is required. Our expert lecturers will guide you from start-to-finish, and answer any questions you may have along the way!

Certificate & Recognition

logo_iptiAll our graduates will receive a CNM Certificate in Indian Head Massage that is recognised by the IPTI (Independent Professional Therapists International).

The CNM Certificate in Indian Head Massage allows all graduates to purchase insurance and practice professionally.

Study Programme and Locations

Study Programme

Class Session Times: Consists of 3 days plus one evening

Next Course Dates: 7th July 2018

Course Times Dates
Indian Head Massage Friday 10am – 5pm 21st September 2018
Sunday 10am – 5pm 22nd September 2018
Monday 10am – 5pm 23rd September 2018
Exam Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm 14th November 2018

Course Fees

  • £335 (for 3 days and one evening)

To enrol, call 01342 306 264, email, or enrol online via our webshop.


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