Indian head massages have been around for over 1000 years. Apparently it grew up in Asia and was used by women to condition each other’s hair and has become an extremely popular form of therapy, relieving tension/stress and improving circulation in the upper back, neck, scalp and face improved – fantastic for combating the stresses of modern life – no limit to potential customers! It is also convenient for the customer as they don’t even have to undress. So if you wish to learn this therapy by attending one of the many Indian head massage courses, how could you go about it? What entry requirements do you have to meet? What could the course include?
Not sure if Indian Head Massage classes are for you? – Well, you could do an introductory course. There are a number of beauty and massage therapy schools that cater to this need. If you can stand and use your hands, there are usually no additional entry requirements to attend one of these therapy courses. Typically you will attend in the evenings over a couple of weeks and by the end you will be able to answer simple questions about skull anatomy, demonstrate a level of competence in massaging a patient’s head, use all the basic therapeutic maneuvers and explain the origins of the therapy. These are not hard courses leading to any form of accreditation, and to actually go into practice you would need to complete further courses.
This massage therapy can be learned throughout your life at both in-house massage therapy schools and correspondence schools that offer classes. Indian head massage courses are usually aimed at already qualified therapists who want to add more strings to their bow. But don’t let that put you off if you’re just starting out, you might be able to do other courses alongside (see later).
distance learning is typically studied through videos, textbooks and practice at relatives/friends, while homeschooling involves hands-on demonstrations and frequent practice with fellow students, as well as lectures and self-centered learning. As the advanced courses are more challenging, you will need to demonstrate your skills by meeting certain admission criteria. So what are these likely?
As you will have to study things like anatomy, physiology, psychology etc you will be expected to show that you can handle the academic level but occasionally you will need to show that you at least already have a qualification in the field. You may also need to have completed a health and safety course. To take Indian Head Massage classes you must present yourself very well and have excellent communication skills. Often you will find that Indian Head Massage courses are aimed at post graduates in hairdressing, beauty or holistic therapy, but if you are not you may still be able to take the course if you are also pursuing another related qualification at the same time.
The exam at the end of the Indian head massage courses will likely take a variety of forms from written assignments and assessments to formal practical exams when you may need to prepare and perform a massage for a paying client who will help assess you. You must also show that you understand the types of oils/lubricants you use and how you would adjust the techniques based on the hair and skin condition of the individual. Also, you will likely be tested on your aftercare counseling and may need to create a portfolio. Finally, additional costs beyond the cost of the course could be the textbooks and a uniform for hands-on practice.
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