The Observatory Practice
8 The Crescent, Plymouth, PL1 3AB.
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Indian Head Massage Course

Learn techniques for a traditional Indian head massage which is a wonderfully holistic and versatile treatment going beyond addressing physical tension. The therapeutic practice is rooted in the ancient Indian medical system of Ayurveda which views health as a combination of vital energies for mind, body and soul.

A traditional Indian head massage is a wonderfully holistic and versatile treatment which goes beyond addressing physical tension. The therapeutic practice is rooted in the ancient Indian medical system of Ayurveda which views health as a combination of vital energies for mind, body and soul.

Indian head massage embodies this by offering a range of benefits by treating the physical, relaxing the mind and restoring balance. 

  • Muscles that carry and hold tension in the body in key areas, such as the shoulders, neck and scalp, are targeted with the massage, helping to alleviate aches, stiffness and headaches.  
  • The flow of blood and lymph circulation is stimulated to bring nutrients to the upper body and head muscles and toxins are expelled, helping to promote mental clarity and eliminate fatigue.
  • With the fresh flow of blood, the highly vascular brain is replenished with oxygen. One of my clients would come before every important presentation she gave as she was convinced that the treatments boosted her focus and concentration. 
  • The soothing effect on the nervous system also promotes deep relaxation and my clients feedback that they have a restful night’s sleep following a treatment.
  • The rhythm and variety of movements induce a state of calm which helps to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression. I have had great success in helping clients overcome mental health challenges by using Indian head massage as an essential tool within their treatment plan.
  • All the while, the chakras in the body are activated, particularly the upper ones and this aids the restoration of balance and harmony. 

An Indian head massage will leave you in a blissful state  – a truly well-rounded treatment addressing body, mind and soul!


During the course, you will learn specific techniques for muscle tension relief, scalp massage for headache relief and relaxation that you will be able to use on yourself, your friends and family. You will learn how to massage the upper back, neck and scalp to perform various massage techniques. You will gain knowledge of specific Indian head massage techniques, chakras and marma points for relaxation, insomnia, loosening stiff muscles, energy boosting and overall well being and balance. 

The practical training is held at a Plymouth city centre location.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wishes to learn techniques of Indian head massage to use informally. No previous experience necessary.

It is also suitable for therapists already practising other treatments and who want a refresher and those who wish to learn and practise a full Indian head massage course.

What will I learn?

✅ Theory of Indian head massage history and techniques.

✅Knowledge of chakra centres, marma points and Ayurvedic system.

✅ Foundation level anatomy and physiology needed in order to perform Indian head massage techniques. 

✅ Practical techniques specific to Indian head massage with live demonstrations and immediate feedback and guidance. 

Course contents

4 in person practical days at The Observatory Practice.

Online theory via a student portal.

Online assessments.

Practical in person assessment. 


£190 per person

This includes online theory access to resources, registration fees, exams, 4 days practical training.

Course dates

The practical elements of the course will be running over these days, in class training at The Observatory:

Friday 19th April, 9.30am – 1.30pm

Saturday 20th April, 9.30am – 1.30pm

Friday 26th April, 9.30am – 1.30pm

Friday 3rd May, 9.30am – 1.30pm

There will be online theory about the therapy and anatomy and physiology to complete before or at the same time, which is self guided study (although I am on hand for support).

Available spaces

Limited to 12 in the classroom to ensure quality of teaching is maintained and individual attention and guidance is given.

What next, after I complete?

You will be equipped with skills to work commercially on paying clients, performing Indian head massage. This is a fully accredited and insurable course.