Introduction to Indian Head Massage

Introduction to Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage is great fun to learn. Spend a day exploring the far-reaching benefits of this ancient therapy and practising some of the techniques covered in my book The Art of Indian Head Massage.

This Indian Head Massage course is open to everyone – beginners and therapists. Fun and informal with a chance to share a relaxing massage with others.

Options for taking this course with Mary Atkinson:

Day course in a beautiful venue in Birdham near Chichester, West Sussex

Dates: Tuesday 15th May 2018

Cost: £85 (£15 from course fee goes to Baobab Charity, supporting a kindergarten in Kenya for the poorest children)


Introduction to Indian Head Massage Video

Here is a video of the techniques you’ll learn on the course, filmed in Mary’s kitchen as a visual reminder for students.

Course content:

  • Fascinating history of Indian Head Massage
  • Benefits of Indian Head Massage for family and friends.
  • Demonstration of techniques and a simple routine.
  • Oils for Indian Head Massage.
  • Opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with others interested in holistic health.
  • Comprehensive course handbook supplied to ensure you continue to practise at home.
  • Qualified therapists will receive a CPD certificate and non-therapists will receive a certificate of attendance.

If you’d like to know more about Indian Head Massage then read my blog post What is Indian Head Massage?

Terms and Conditions

  • Your place on the course will only be confirmed once the fee is paid
  • Fees are refundable up to 7 days prior to the course date. However, an admin fee of £10 will be charged. You may send a substitute delegate providing they meet the workshop criteria.

Special Offer for Chichester courses!

Holistic therapists qualified in another bodywork therapy can have the course fee refunded if they choose to take my FHT accredited 3 Day Diploma in Indian Head Massage. 


  • As classes are small, it may also be possible to arrange dates to suit you.
  • The course can be delivered to suit a small group of therapists if you can organise the venue.
  • Please contact me to discuss these options further

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  • It’s always good to hear from other people before you decide to take a new course. So here are some of the comments from students who have attended a variety of different holistic therapy courses for beginners and trained therapists.

    “Mary Atkinson has a great knowledge of Indian Head Massage and provides 1st rate Indian Head Massage training courses. Mary imparts all her knowledge in the courses she runs and adds enthusiasm to the subject. Mary gave us extra supporting material and puts a great deal of thought in preparation. ” William Andrews

    “Mary Atkinson is a supportive, approachable, professional and enthusiastic tutor. I found her energy to be totally inspiring, on both a business and personal level. Her study days are always very well organised with lots of information, put together so you can take it away with you.” Jo Jowett

    "I am pleased that I chose Mary’s Diploma in Indian Head Massage Course. Although the diploma is intense and you learn a lot, Mary has a way of making it easy and effortless to remember and understand. Doing the case studies was an enlightening process and wonderful learning for me.” Wendy Turner

    “I cannot thank Mary enough for all her encouragement, support and help in getting me started. Each time I attend one of Mary’s courses or seminars I come away feeling that I had learnt some new skills that I can build on and enjoy using.” Lesley Brown

    “I had a very interesting and fun day with Mary Atkinson looking at Adapting Indian Head Massage for the Elderly and Frail. It was a good revision day, and also gave us useful tips when working with very frail people. There was a good discussion about contra-indications, what was safe and not, and what we all felt comfortable with. We had some practice sessions too, and shared tips and techniques.” Sally Reynolds

Mary’s relaxed but professional approach is a great environment to learn in. She makes you realise that massage is as pleasant to give as it is to receive!” Jo Colby-Relf

    “Mary’s Indian Head Massage courses are excellent, and her expertise, enthusiasm and passion for Indian Head Massage is infectious. I passed the Diploma in Indian Head Massage earlier this year and have since attended Adapting Indian Head Massage for the Elderly and Frail. I hope she will continue to run more advanced Indian Head Massage training courses.” Annie Aulds

    First rate teacher and therapist. Genuinely lovely, warm person who radiates positivity. I would recommend her highly and frequently do! Glad I travelled to Chichester and spent three wonderful days training to do her FHT approved Indian Head Massage course - when clients tell me that I do an amazing IHM, I tell them I had a good teacher! I now want to do Story Massage! Sue Adlam