Indian Head Massage - GTi Award

Course content

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • consultation
  • Contra-indications & cautions
  • Preparing for treatment
  • Benefits & effects
  • Aftercare
  • Practical massage techniques

This Guild Training International course will teach you everything you need to know in order to carry out a professional Indian Head Massage treatment. This GTi Indian Head Massage course follows the National Occupational Standards and covers all the necessary anatomy & physiology, plus consultation, aftercare guidance and contra-indications to treatment.

This course covers the techniques used for upper back, shoulder, upper arm, neck, scalp and face massage and also includes the theory behind Indian head massage such as the history of the treatment, principles of ayurveda, marma points and chakras.

The theory is completed online at home in your own time before a practical training and assessment session is taken. GTi gives you flexible learning designed to fit in around your lifestyle and full tutorial email support is available throughout your learning experience.

Upon completion of the online theory modules, you will receive a PDF manual which you can refer back to. You will have the opportunity to practice the massage routine on friends and family before being assessed at a time to suit you.

The course is beautifully written and accompanied by images, video and a voice over to give you the best possible learning experience.

Entry requirements

Membership of The Guild is a requirement for anyone enrolling on a GTi course. If you are not already a member and are not a qualified therapist you can purchase a student membership for £25. Student membership lasts for 3 months but there is no time limit for your course completion. However, if you do complete your course within 3 months and wish to upgrade to full membership then then the cost of your student membership will be deducted from the fees for full membership. 

If you are already a qualified therapist you have the option of either student membership or full membership.

The online GTi Professional Standards course must be taken alongside this course if you have not already completed this - there is no additional charge for this course. 

Duration of course

The time it takes to complete the online theory course will depend on how quickly you learn and the number of hours per day you spend on your studies. Once you have completed the theory then 2 days of practical training and assessment can be arranged. There is no time limit for completing the course. Assessment takes place through online exams and practical demonstration.

Course fee

£230 - this includes a pdf reference manual, plus Guild membership fees as stated above in entry requirements.


On successful completion of the course you will receive a GTi Indian Head Massage Certificate which can be printed yourself. If you prefer, a Guild Training International Certificate can be sent to you for an additional £18. This is fully accredited by the Guild of Beauty Therapists and the Guild of Holistic Therapists, a leading professional trade body, for membership and insurance purposes.

Additional information

  • All course materials, couches, towels, oil etc. will be provided.
  • If necessary, please bring a packed lunch with you for practical training - food is not available at the venue. Tea, coffee, herbal teas and biscuits will be provided.
  • Please wear suitable therapy uniform and flat/low heeled shoes.
  • You will need to bring an additional person to the practical training in order for you to practise the techniques.

Course dates & venue

Please contact me if you would like futher information or to arrange a date for one-to-one tuition. Courses are usually held in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.