City & Guilds Curicculum

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

    Introduction

    • About the course

    • What do I need to be able to do?

    • What do I need to know?

    • The range I need to cover

    • Assessment criteria

    • Resources

    • Assignment Tasks

    • Consultation Form

    • Indian Head Massage Routine

  • 2

    Session 1

    • Session aims

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: What is Indian Head Massage

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: The history of Indian Head Massage

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Prepare self, client and work area for treatment

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Contraindication to treatment

    • Pre-reading / Self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Skin diseases knowledge video

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Structure & function of the skeletal system video

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Bones of the upper body

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Name the bones

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson: Skin diseases quiz

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson: Skeletal system quiz

    • INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE - ROUTINE - UPPER BACK AND SHOULDERS

    • Massage Movements - Effleurage

    • Massage Movements - Pettrisage

    • Massage Movements - Frictions

    • Massage Movements - Percussion

    • Massage Movements - Vibrations

    • Massage Movements - Passive Movements

  • 3

    Session 2

    • Session aims

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: The consultation process

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Safe working practices

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Hair growth cycle

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: The structure & function of hair

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson: Hair quiz

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Hygiene in the workplace

  • 4

    Session 3

  • 5

    Session 4

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Adapting the treatment

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Professional behaviour and boundaries within the complementary therapy industry

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: The importance of the posture of therapist and longevity of career, prevention of injury, wellbeing

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Dermis knowledge video

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Skin conditions & disorders

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson Dermis quiz

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson Skin disorders quiz

  • 6

    Session 5

    • Session aims

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Completing the treatment & Aftercare advice

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: - Structure, function & characteristics of muscles

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Contra-actions

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Muscles of the head, neck & torso knowledge video

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson: Structure & function of muscle

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson: Muscles of the head, neck & shoulder girdle

  • 7

    Session 6

    • Session aim

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Chakras

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Circulation structure & function knowledge video

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Blood knowledge video

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Vessels of the cardiovascular system knowledge video

    • Pre-reading / self-research to be done prior to Zoom lesson: Lymphatic knowledge video

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson: Cardiovascular 1 quiz

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson: Cardiovascular 2 quiz

    • Activities to be done after the Zoom lesson: Lymphatic

  • 8

    Practical

    • Shoulder routine

    • Head routine

    • Face routine

  • 9

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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 Monday 12th October 7.30pm

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Well Done Phoenix ! - Blended Indian Head Massage course

Simone Knight

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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Clear and concise step by step resource

Chris Swan

Really pleased with the content in this unit, neatly laid out with instructions for requirements and for working before and after Zoom lessons. I used thi...

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Really pleased with the content in this unit, neatly laid out with instructions for requirements and for working before and after Zoom lessons. I used this platform on my laptop and desktop and it was easy to pick up where I'd left off as they synced with each other as it's all online. This resource was invaluable to my learning as it includes A&P, videos and narrative with good diagrams. You're able to revisit any sections to refresh your memory and retake any of the quizzes to assist learning. I have used this platform for a previous course and would do so again, I think that speaks for itself that I would highly recommend Therapy Learning Resources.

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Indian Head Massage Group during Lockdown with Michelle

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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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 me sign up for Reflexology. Just love Phoenix learning.

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