Indian Head Massage

Ref: C3530585

Indian Head massage is a brilliant form of self-help and it can be used to energise you when you are feeling low and it can also be used to bring about a calmness and clarity of mind when you are stressed. Indian Head massage promotes wellness by helping to release tension while relaxing the muscles and nerves fibres of the head, neck and shoulders. It can also help to relieve mental fatigue and can promote clearer thinking while bringing about a sense of balance and calm. By learning a simple self-help routine you can add this skill to your self-care toolbox and you can even do this in the shower.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to Indian Head massage and to gain an understanding on how you can used it for self-help and stress management within your busy day to day life.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • have an awareness of the history of Indian Head massage and how it has been an important aspect of Indian family life for thousands of years.
  • have an awareness and be able to demonstrate on my own head, three of the main techniques used within the Indian Head massage self-help routine. These are Effleurage, Friction and Percussion
  • have an awareness and be able to demonstrate on my own head a Pyramid Scalp lift and a gentle hair tugging technique
  • have an awareness and be able to demonstrate on my own neck and shoulders a tension releasing technique
  • put all my new skills and techniques together to carry out a simple self-help routine in Indian Head massage that I can use at home

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Indian Head Massage

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
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