Learn a 45-minute Indian Head Massage at a professional spa standard
2 hours | 11 lectures | All Levels | 4.7 (61 ratings) | 312 students enrolled
Enjoy professionally narrated, real-time demonstrations of these powerful massages which focus on the most sensitive areas of the body. Our videos walk you through the movement of the treatment by movement, step by step, from start to finish.
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Indian Head Massage – a 45-minute treatment
Known in India as ‘champi’, Indian head massage grew out of the Ayurvedic medical system and has been widely practiced for around a thousand years. The massage focuses on the head, neck, shoulders and upper arms. Since tension tends to accumulate in these areas, this treatment can be very effective.
The techniques are designed to infuse the receiver with feelings of comfort, relaxation and tranquillity. They can also help reduce muscle tension and eyestrain, relieve headaches and areas of soreness, and enhance flexibility, blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. By calming the nerves and relaxing the muscles, the treatment encourages deep abdominal breathing and benefits the whole body. Furthermore, improved circulation through the scalp may promote strong and healthy hair growth — effects which can potentially be compounded if special oils are applied to the hair.
On a spiritual level, Indian head massage may help to re-balance the energy flow through the chakras. On a practical level, it is a convenient but satisfying massage that can be given anywhere, in a short space of time if necessary, and many of the techniques can be performed without oil.
Hand Massage (basic)
The hand is one of the most sensitive and repetitively strained areas of the body. Our hand massage tutorial teaches intriguing techniques that are designed to unlock the tension that accumulates during everyday life. The forearm is also cared for.
Foot Massage (basic)
Reflexologists from all traditions agree that foot massage can relax and benefit the whole body. A variety of techniques are explained and demonstrated in this lesson, as well as how to use hot stones on the feet. Charts are provided which illustrate the target areas of reflexology and Thai reflexology, as well as the marma points of Ayurveda, and the acupuncture points of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which are the same as those used in acupressure.
Deep Indian Fusion
This course also provides a non-narrated demonstration of an Indian Head Massage that also integrates an emphasis on deep tissue techniques, which is particularly useful for many receives who store a lot of tension in their shoulders.
- students will need to be able to stream videos
- oil or cream is required for many of these techniques
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR
- beginners and couples and people who want to be professional massage therapists
- professional massage therapists who want to learn new skills,
- people who want to be professional massage therapists