City & Guilds Curriculum

Indian head massage is an ancient art handed down through generations in India, as an integral part of family life. Its roots lie in the medical system of Ayurveda, which aims to promote health, beauty and long life. Depending on the techniques used, it can relax or invigorate. This course will teach you how to select the most suitable medium for your client to improve scalp or hair condition, and how to adapt your treatment according to your client. You will learn what is meant by the chakras, as well as how the body systems work.

Course curriculum

    1. How to use this platform

    2. About the course

    3. What do I need to know?

    4. What do I need to be able to do?

    5. The range I need to cover

    6. Resources

    7. IHM CONSULTATION FORM

    8. IHM REFLECTION FORM - for use with your 2 case studies

    1. HISTORY OF INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

    2. THE CONSULTATION PROCESS

    3. INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE BENEFITS

    4. PREPARE SELF, CLIENT AND WORK AREA FOR IHM

    5. ADAPTING THE TREATMENT

    6. CONTRA-INDICATIONS TO INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE

    7. PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND BOUNDARIES

    8. MASSAGE MEDIUMS

    9. INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE - ROUTINE - UPPER BACK AND SHOULDERS

    10. COMPLETING THE TREATMENT AND AFTERCARE ADVICE

    11. CHAKRAS

    12. CORRECT POSTURE OF THERAPIST FOR LONGEVITY OF CAREER

    13. SELECT POSTURE AND PRODUCTS TO SUIT CLIENTS NEEDS

    14. CONTRA-ACTIONS

    15. Massage Movements - Effleurage

    16. Massage Movements - Pettrisage

    17. Massage Movements - Frictions

    18. Massage Movements - Percussion

    19. Massage Movements - Vibrations

    20. Massage Movements - Passive Movements

    1. Practical session 1

    2. Practical session 2

    3. Routine

    4. Shoulder routine

    5. Face routine

    6. Head routine

    1. Describe the structure and functions of the skin

    2. Describe skin types, conditions, diseases and disorders

    3. Describe the structure and function of the hair

    4. Describe the structure of the head, neck, upper back and arms

    5. Outline the position and actions of the muscles in the head, neck, upper back and arms

    6. Describe the structure, function and supply of the blood and lymph to the head

    7. Optional Workbook

    1. zoom from 22.10.20

    1. Test your knowledge

About this course

  • £360.00
  • 55 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content

Instructor(s)

Complementary therapies specialist Michelle Andreou

I love to teach! To impart my skills and knowledge into creating well-rounded, professional therapists gives me a buzz. I believe that when we learn as adults we bring a wealth of life-skills to the learning journey and I use this experience and build on it. My style of teaching is to make students think…. And find their own answer. I facilitate - guiding students to come to their own conclusions to empower their learning. My lessons are fun and very interactive. Students are encouraged to contribute their own thoughts and ideas as, in that way, we can learn from each other. When learning a new skill, there are guidelines but I encourage and positively applaud students having a personal take on a skill, finding their own way of doing something that will make them stand out. I believe at the end of their journey with me students will be able to go out into the world as well-rounded, skilled, professional therapists and establish a well-being business.

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The next course starts Saturday 29th January 2022

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I found learning through zoom lessons and working through the course on the TLR during the COVID 19 pandemic brilliant. I could learn in my own way and own t...

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I found learning through zoom lessons and working through the course on the TLR during the COVID 19 pandemic brilliant. I could learn in my own way and own time. Michelle was always available to ask questions and give advice. I have thoroughly enjoyed this way of learning. Well Done Phoenix!

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Rebecca Valverde

Fantastic!!! Weekly Zoom lessons were fantastic and Michelle answered all of our questions and made the learning fun. I felt in very good hands. It has made ...

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