This training programme is delivered in English.

Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage

The S.E.E.D. Institute
In Shaftesbury

VAT exempt
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Important information

Typology Short course
Location Shaftesbury
Class hours 8h
Duration 2 Days
Start Different dates available
  • Short course
  • Shaftesbury
  • 8h
  • Duration:
    2 Days
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Ayurveda is the traditional medical science of India and Nepal. This ancient holistic healthcare system is enjoying a resurgence this century amongst Practitioners wishing to offer truly holistic treatment plans to their clients. This is achieved by combining traditional Indian head massage with Ayurvedic principles. The fundamental theory of Ayurvedic treatment is based on the theory of balance among the major bodily systems which are called the Three Systems or, in Sanskrit, the Tri Doshas (Dosha means ‘that which goes out of balance easily’).
Each person’s constitution is controlled by one or two of the three doshas. Doshas are not only the determinants of our constitutions, but also of the type of disease to which we will succumb, they also determine the features that make us unique. The co-ordinated balance of these three systems is essential for health and Ayurveda lays great emphasis on understanding them and on working with them accordingly.


Where and when

Starts Location
Different dates available
Stour Row, Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0QW, Dorset, England
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Starts Different dates available
Stour Row, Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0QW, Dorset, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

The course's goal is to acquire new knowledge about this field.

· Who is it intended for?

For qualified Aromatherapists or Massage Therapists. We do take Students who do not have any Massage experience and this is done on a case-by-case basis. In India and Nepal, anyone can massage, and we have the aim to keep this tradition alive.

· Qualification

Certificates of Qualification are awarded to completing students

· What happens after requesting information?

On receiving your enquiry we will contact you via telephone to give you the opportunity to discuss your requirements with us. If we cannot reach you via telephone then we will e-mail the course information to you and include a booking form should you decide to go ahead and book with us. We will also leave you our contact details should you wish to get in touch.


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Reviews on this course

Anonymous E.
5.0 07/08/2015
What I would highlight: This course is the perfect combination of theory, hands-on practice, video background, debate and exploration. The caught my attention every second and the material that they presented was easy to follow and absorb. We were also able to get all our questions answered, which made us learn even more in only two days!
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
Anonymous A.
4.0 03/08/2015
What I would highlight: This course was fantastic. I enjoyed the time spent there. The tutor was very helpful and taught us loads of information in a clear way. Demonstrations also helped to build confidence within practice.
What could be improved: No issues.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Reviews on other courses at this centre

Aromatherapy & Ayurveda

Anonymous H.
4.0 06/02/2016
What I would highlight: As Ayurveda is a very complex science, we went thorugh a lot of information in two days. I imagine it's difficult to put so much knowledge in only two days. The first time I read the booklet I was a bit overwhelmed. However, additional research made me achieve the assignments.
What could be improved: Very well organised for only two days! I cannot say anything negative.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Aromatherapy & Ayurveda

Anonymous K.
4.5 10/02/2016
What I would highlight: You will receive a workbook with a lot of information well presented. If you also use the recommended books for the course, you will find a lot of information on history, phylosophy and practical application of Ayurvedic therapies. The section with essential oils is really useful if you want to combine Ayurvedic principles with your massage routines. They were also very fast replying by email, they would usually answer me the same day. I was constantly receiving feedback, which made me feel confident that I was learning and that I was being guided to fields of knowledge that needed more study.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Aromatherapy & Ayurveda

Anonymous H.
5.0 02/01/2016
What I would highlight: Before taking this course, I was really uneasy about taking distance learning courses as I am usually a hands-on learning person. But I discovered that this way of learning is great if you have a busy lifestyle. You are the one who chosses when and how much you will learn. I loved the fact that this course challenges the western approach to health!
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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The average rating is higher than 3.5

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What you'll learn on the course

Indian Head Massage
Ayurvedic Body types
Skin Disorders
Skin treatments
Pulse Synchronisation
Indian Scalp Massage
Indian Face Massage
Massage Therapy
Massage Techniques
Energy Balancing
Dry Massage
Oil Massage
Carrier oils
Ayurvedic Head Massage
Hair treatment
Muscle Tension
Alternative Health
Alternative Medicine

Teachers and trainers (1)

Jane Rose
Jane Rose
Principal Tutor of The S.E.E.D. Institute

TSI Clinical Practitioner Diploma in Aromatherapy - 1997 Advanced Massage Techniques, Ayurveda, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Pregnancy, Babies & Children Massage, Chinese Foot Massage, Remedial & Sports Massage. PTLLS Teaching Certificate - 2012 CTLLS Teaching Certificate - July 2013

Course programme

Course Content

Studies commence at 9.00 a.m. and finish at 5.00 p.m.

Topics addressed during this 2-day (consecutive days) course include:

  • History of Indian Head Massage
  • Aims and Benefits of Indian Head Massage
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Ayurvedic Body-types
  • Cautions/Contra-indications
  • Muscles of the head & neck
  • Common Disorders of the Skin & Disorders of the Head & Face and their causes according to Ayurveda
  • Client Record Sheet
  • Care of the Hair & Scalp
  • Pulse-synchronisation
  • Chakras
  • Indian Scalp-massage - including the Crown Chakra
  • Indian Face-massage - including the Brow Chakra
  • Indian Neck & shoulder-massage including the Throat Chakra
  • Energy-balancing & Ayurveda
  • Dry massage/Oil massage
  • Carrier Oils used in Ayurvedic Head Massage
  • How to condition the hair

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