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How to do Indian Head Massage Diploma Training Course in London

Our Indian head massage diploma training course in London at D2D Therapies will give you the opportunity to learn specialized Indian massage technique. Besides, you will also know all the details along with the history and how can you start a fruitful career on Indian massage.

Indian head massage involves different techniques for various massage strokes and acupressure points. So, practitioners need to understand anatomy before starting the massage. However, courses at D2D therapies will cover everything you need to become a professional Indian head massage therapist.

Read on to open up your opportunities.

History of Indian Head Massage 

From the name, you can clearly guess the origin of this massage. Indian head massage is an ancient therapeutic practise done by Indian women to their daughters. It is believed that these techniques are more than 1000 years old. Head massage is performed by combining different oils such as coconut, almond, buttermilk, olive etc. Those oils are usually used to keep the hair in good condition. However, while massage, the optimum pressure is given on the head provides a soothing feel, which makes a tired person relax.

It was then expanded to England in 1973 by an Indian, Narendra Mehta, who started head massage practice in England and spread to other western countries. He also developed the massage system to the neck and shoulder region, which is usually a traditional practice by Indian barber in this subcontinent.

Benefits of Indian Head Massage

It has many health benefits, including both emotionally and physically. The goal of this massage is to release tension from the top upper part of the body like neck, head and shoulder. Besides, it can relieve you from insomnia, fatigue, and headaches.

Following are the 7 benefits of Indian head massage you can get.

  1. Relief from migraines

Tension in the mid-back, head or even in the neck can turn into headaches and migraines. Head massage will focus on applying pressure on the mid-back, shoulders and arm, which actively reduces the underlying tension in the muscles. Besides, massage around the neck and head increase the circulation of the cerebral fluid that can help to relieve headaches.

  1. Increase hair growth

Massaging on the scalp and head boost the nourishment and oxygen to the hair follicle, which increases the hair growth. On the other hand, kneading the head during the head massage opens up blood vessels, which ultimately helps in better absorption. All the hair follicle needs an equal amount of nutrients for proper growth. Therefore, the more massage your hair receives, the more growth it will acquire.

  1. Stimulates Lymphatic Drainage

The lymphatic system works on removing the waste product from the body tissues and back to the heart. Indian head massage assists this removal process through stimulating the circulation. Besides, it also encourages the natural drainage of the lymph. However, it also brings oxygens and new nutrients to the cells. Another benefit of lymph drainage is, it can treat swelling and post-traumatic facial odema.

  1. Relieves from insomnia and fatigue

Head massage promotes relaxation by relieving stress and tension from the body. Therefore, it improves a person’s sleep cycle.

  1. Relieves from anxiety and depression

Head massage encourages the oxygen supply to the brain, which helps to reduce the anxiety and boosts one’s mood. Besides, oxygen allows you to think clearly along with creativity, which stops you from falling in depression.

  1. Boost energy levels

As Indian head massage works with the Ayurvedic concept, it brings efficient energy to the body.

  1. Increase memory capabilities

As human nature, we often face short term memory difficulties due to disorganized thoughts in our brain. That disorganization makes our brain difficult to collect thought and occurrences. Indian head massage usually slows us down and guide the sensual awareness. These clams down our brain and boost memory capabilities.

Indian Head Massage Diploma Training Course in London

Who can Perform Indian Head Massage?

In India, most of the barbershop provides head massage service. Those barbers don’t have any training or certifications. As a result, some clients may feel complications after the potential head massage. However, the majority of the clients in India don’t care about the expert certified therapist.

However, in London, only certified massage specialist can perform the head massage as the health department requires certification. So, whoever completed the Indian head massage diploma training course in London, can perform the massage to a client.

Following part of the article will guide you in taking the course in London.

Where to take an Indian Head Massage Diploma Training Course in London?

D2D Therapies is the trusted name for Indian head massage diploma training course in London. It has been providing training services since 2015. Our one-day diploma training course includes both theory and practical lesson.

What we cover

  • Lesson on safety and hygiene
  • How to consult with the client
  • Contraindications
  • A brief history and benefits of Indian head massage
  • Physical and mental benefits
  • Movement techniques
  • Massage mediums
  • Practical application on human
  • Advice on aftercare

The course structure at D2D

The course is structured as one day course, which runs from morning to evening. However, early registration is required to book a seat. We have discussed the booking process later in this article.

First, you will learn the theory part, which we will cover through our course material. After done with the theoretical knowledge, we will show the massage practically after lunch. Practical massage will be done on individual students. The prospective student will also receive and give a massage. Finally, a written assessment will be taken.

Whoever passes the assessment will proceed to the next step, which is the completion of the course. However, if anyone failed, they will have to retake the course.

We also offer freelance home tuition and online training. You don’t need to be much worried about the learning opportunities. Everything is the same as the on venue course. However, the online student may have to manage someone such as friends or family member to apply massage practically.


Indian head massage diploma training course in London at D2D therapies is accredited by IPHM, which is also certified by IPTI. Westminster Indemnity also approves this course in the UK.

Starter Kits

No kits are included in our training courses. However, we supply all the products such as oils and tools needed to perform Indian head massage. Besides, we also provide all the required hand notes needed for theoretical knowledge. After getting feedback from past students, we made the course structure like this. As a result, students don’t need to worry about the kits or material. Students will just have to attend the course and end of the day they will come out with the professional certificated. The course fee covers everything.

Our training course teaches from a generic perspective rather than a brand-specific. However, brand knowledge will be there too, so that students can get familiar. Besides, after the course, we will advise about different brand supplies and their uses on head massage.

How to book your place for an Indian head massage diploma training course in London?

You can book your seat by calling or email. You can contact us for booking or with any queries at 07455045306. Besides you can email at When you call or email, you have to provide booking details such as name, address, phone number etc. After that, you have to pay for the course fee, which is £450. However, you can pay £30 initially to keep your seat and pay rest of the amount on the course day.

Ways to Pay

Payment can be made on a bank account or via PayPal. You should call before making any payment if you have any confusion. We offer a course on the weekend so; there should not be a problem to choose the day. Just call us to confirm your date.

Indian Head Massage Diploma Training Course in London

Course benefits

After completing the course on Indian head massage, you will learn treatment concentration areas. You will also know how to massage on the different part such as the scalp, upper back, shoulders, neck and face. These are the areas you will need to focus, and you will learn all the process after the course. Besides, a student will also know how to perform the head massage without oil.

Who can take the Indian Head Massage Course?

Our Indian head massage course at D2D is suitable for all level of students from beginners to experts. No one needs any prior knowledge about the course as we will start from scratch. So, anyone can take the course and start career afresh on head massage. Besides, taking a course on Thai massage or Swedish massage will also add value to their career.

However, any previous knowledge or course on any kind of massage therapies will accelerate your learning process, and everything will be easier. But, this is not really mandatory as you will start from zero.

On the other hand, as a beginner, you will not need to bring anything with you as we will provide all the materials.

What are the tutors like at D2D Therapies?

We have a well professional and passionate team who are highly qualified in this industry. You will directly learn from them. Most of our tutors hold level 3 or level 4 qualifications in the head massage sector. Besides, all of them have thousands of satisfied clients. With years of experience, our tutors will make everything easier for anyone.

We are really proud to have them as a mentor at D2D Therapies, who has the ability to educated and enrich students from all backgrounds and ages. Furthermore, all the teachers are always updated with new knowledge and news.

So, a student will have a great opportunity to learn with our well educated and experienced tutors.

What Qualification will you Receive after the Course?

After completed the course, you will receive a diploma certificate issued by D2D Therapies accredited by IPHM and Westminster Indemnity. It is just not a certificate, but public liability insurance to start your treatment offerings.

With this certificate, you can even start your massage therapy centre as well as provide private services from home or mobile.

Additional work needed to complete this qualification

Once you are successfully done with the course at D2D, there is no other required additional work. We usually supply the certificated on the same day. However, sometimes we mail the certificate within 1-2 business days. You are ready to work after you receive the paper in your hand.

Career opportunities after the Course

All of our courses give you the independence to work from home or a massage centre. You can apply for jobs at different massage centres. In a word, you can start earning right away after the course.

Indian Head Massage Diploma Training Course in London

Side effects

There are few side effects of Indian head massage, but those are for a short time. After the treatment, some clients may feel tiredness, aching muscles or light headaches. However, all of these effects may last for a few hours or a day. On the other hand, after these things are gone, the client usually feels the increased energy.

But, the client has to make sure that he/she doesn’t take a heavy meal before the massage. Besides, before taking the head massage, the client should avoid alcohol for at least- hours. If the client had a recent surgery or had a neck injury, he/she should avoid Indian head massage.

Furthermore, the client should inform the therapist about any medical conditions or any other ongoing treatment. Also, pregnant women should avoid head massage.

Final Words

To become a professional Indian head massage practitioner in London, one must have to take Indian head massage diploma training course in London. This course is a real opportunity to boost your career in the massage industry. Besides, we also recommend taking other courses too, so that you can grip a wide variety of customers.

As we have said earlier, our courses take place at the weekend you can take the course easily. Besides, freelance home tuition and online course option will also come in handy for your convenience.

Check out other courses from our course page.

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How you may use the material contained in this training course

The material contained within this training course is intended to allow for delivery of therapy only and does not imply or offer a qualification for teaching the course or delivering course-related training to others in any form.

Medical advice disclaimer

If you require medical advice relating to a particular health problem, D2D Therapies strongly urges you to contact your doctor or other medical practitioner. D2D Therapies is not qualified to provide medical advice about health problems and nothing in the content of these course materials constitutes any form of medical advice. Any natural holistic healthcare information provided, should be regarded as complementary to, not a substitute for, NHS provision or conventional healthcare.

How D2D Therapies head massage was originally practiced in India
How it is now practiced in the West
How D2D Therapies head massage is commonly taught
D2D Therapies head massage as taught by D2D Therapies

How D2D Therapies head massage was originally practiced

Head massage is an ancient technique that has played an important part of life. The techniques are passed on through the generations. Women teach the techniques and practice on their children so the children learn from an early age.

Today, everyone from children through to parents and even grandparents use the technique to address stress levels, improve overall health and promote healthy hair growth. It can be used to combat hair loss due to hypertension, poor circulation, serious illness and even the aging process.

D2D Therapies head massage is an essential part of regular grooming routines. Oil is also used to nourish the hair while promoting circulation through massage. There are several traditional vegetable oils used on the hair during the massage such as almond, olive and sesame. In the summer, coconut oil is favored, whilst in colder months mustard seed oil is used for warmth and stimulation.

In the family environment it is practiced by groups of people sitting in rows gently massaging the hair and scalp of the person sitting in front of them. Outside of the family there is also the tradition of massage at the barbers. Local barbers in India give their male clients head massages after hair cuts to promote hair growth and health.

A word of warning is required with regards to how head massage can be offered in modern India. There are many popular tourist resorts where head massage is offered on the beach. There are no certificates of training displayed and the end of the massage often includes a sudden sharp twisting of the head to induce a ‘cracking’ sound that is alleged to be the release of tension. Anyone who has an existing imbalance or impairment of head or neck movement would be well advised to approach this situation with extreme caution.

How it is now practiced in the West

Many people attribute the development of D2D Therapies head massage in the West to one individual: Osteopath and massage therapist Narendra Mehta. There is no doubt that at the very least Mr Mehta has formalised the therapy (in the UK) that he calls Champissage. Champ is the D2D Therapies word for “head massage” and is the origin of the English word shampoo. Mr. Mehta is said to have developed champissage in the 1970s while he was in London training to become a physiotherapist. At home in Bombay, India, Mr. Mehta was used to receiving regular head massages but could find no one in England who practiced it professionally. As he felt strongly that head massage was an essential part of a healthy routine he travelled to India to research and learn the ancient art and then created his individual technique. With respect to the benefits of head massage on healthy hair growth, Mr Mehta is quoted as follows:

“When the scalp is loose, blood is able to flow freely and feed the roots,” he said. “This increased blood circulation strengthens the hair root and promotes health and shine.”


There are additional benefits for an increasingly stressed society, in that D2D Therapies head massage can also help reduce the frequency and severity of headaches. Head massage is also reputed to have a beneficial effect in cases of insomnia.

D2D Therapies head massage uses a variety of massage techniques on the upper back, shoulders, neck and head to promote good circulation and relief from muscular strains caused by injury or poor posture.

The best way to experience D2D Therapies head massage is to have it performed by a trained practitioner and this way is the most effective.

There are benefits to be obtained by self-massage however and many therapists encourage their clients to practice some of the techniques used at home. This can extend the benefit of the massage therapy and it offers clients the opportunity to practice certain techniques to address stress levels themselves. There is little chance that a client will decide that they know enough and no longer need the therapist because there is nothing so de-stressing as being able to completely relax in the hands of a professional therapist.

A practical note: The delivery of D2D Therapies head massage using oils on the hair is not always welcomed when many people have the therapy during the course of a day when they need to get back to work or be in public after the massage. For this reason oils are only used in small quantities directly on to the skin of the back, upper arms, shoulders, neck and face to prevent dragging or excessive friction on the skin. If the therapist is working on a clothed client (such as in short public demonstrations) then oils would not be used except for face-work.

How D2D Therapies head massage is commonly taught

D2D Therapies head massage is commonly taught as a therapy where the client remains seated throughout and the therapist stands behind the client for most of the therapy, moving to work on one side and then the other for neck strokes and techniques on the upper arms. When it is time for work on the face the therapist will use a rolled up towel to put behind the client’s neck for support and ask the client to lean their head backwards (to rest upon the therapist’s chest) so that acupressure point work and lymphatic drainage strokes can be applied to the face.

D2D Therapies head massage as taught by D2D Therapies

At D2D Therapies, D2D Therapies head massage is taught using both a low-backed chair and a therapy couch in order to maximize the benefits of the therapy without introducing any potentially uncomfortable situations such as the client experiencing pain in their neck whilst they are leaning their head backwards to allow the therapist to work on their face. The low-backed chair is used for the techniques at the beginning of the therapy: Upper back, upper arms, neck and head. The client is then asked to lie down, face up, on a massage couch so that the therapist can work on their face.

Clients are invited to change into an elasticized toweling wrap or a light-weight, though sturdy (and not transparent) sarong. This allows the therapist to have access to the upper back, shoulders and neck. Image 2 shows a client wearing a toweling sarong. Ordinary towels are not ideal as they need to be held closed with a safety pin which can constitute a slight health and safety risk if it opens.

Unfavorable aspects of an entirely seated D2D Therapies head massage

  1. Client has to have their head leaning backwards for up to 10 minutes.
  2. Close contact via the client’s head against the therapist’s chest (or bosom) could be viewed as overly familiar (even when the head or neck is supported with a rolled-up towel).
  3. It is difficult for the therapist to know where the client’s features are when working on the client’s face from behind.
  4. If the therapist stretches forward over the client to get a better view this is a potentially damaging posture for them that could lead to persistent aches and pains if repeated often.

Benefits of delivering D2D Therapies head massage via a low-backed chair and therapy couch in combination

  1. The therapist has a better view of the client’s facial features when viewing from above. This minimizes the risk of the therapist massaging on the client’s nose, mouth or eyes by mistake.
  2. The therapist operates from a better position with regard to their own safe body mechanics.
  3. The client has the opportunity during the second part of the massage to relax completely.
  4. Whilst the client is lying on their back relaxed there is the opportunity for the therapist to mobilize the back of their neck and the shoulder in order to promote better movement of the neck and shoulders. This is managed more easily when the client’s muscles are not actively engaged in supporting their head.

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