Indian head massage: workshop

Course Dates: 11/08/24
Time: 10:00 - 16:30
Location: Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
Discover the ancient and highly therapeutic practice of Indian head massage. Learn how tension is held in the neck and shoulders and how to alleviate this in family and friends by practising a basic routine.
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Indian head massage: workshop
  • Course Code: FNQ93
  • Dates: 11/08/24 - 11/08/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:30
  • Taught: Sun, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Kean Street Wellbeing Centre
  • Tutor: Oge Okoh

Course Code: FNQ93

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Sun, day, 11 Aug - 11 Aug '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This is a workshop for beginners to learn how to perform Indian head massage on friends and family. Explore how tension is held in the neck and shoulders and learn how to help ease it with this popular traditional technique.

What will we cover?

- Full Indian head massage routine
- History and benefits of Indian head massage
- Contra-indications and safety
- Traditional Indian hair oils, their uses and benefits.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Perform Indian head massage on friends and family
- Recognise how tension is held in the neck and shoulders
- Have an insight into the history and theory of Indian head massage
- Recognise the benefits of Indian head massage
- Recognise when not to massage.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Introductory level: you are required to read and write short sentences, follow verbal instructions and extract information from handouts.
We have strict guidelines as we aim to protect the health and safety of students in training and those they practise on during and after the course, whilst providing widest possible access. If you have suffered from any of the conditions below, please check with a GP whether this bodywork course is suitable for you and obtain a referral letter from your GP. If you have not checked, or if it is not suitable, please do not participate in a bodywork class or course.
- Epilepsy
- Diabetes
- An untreated medical condition
- Spinal injuries
- A recent operation
- Severe skin disorders
- Severe mental illness
- On medication
- Cardiovascular disorders (high blood pressure, severe varicose veins, heart problems, thrombosis)
- Bone or joint disorders (Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis)
- Pregnancy (or post natal)
- Endocrine disorders
- Knee problems (for Shiatsu, Thai massage & introductory massage courses only)
Is there anything else we should know about your health before you enrol for a course? If there is, please let the Health and Lifestyle team know.

If accepted onto a course, a student could be given alternative practical tasks and adjustments may be made where reasonable. However, a student could be asked to leave the course if any situation were to arise which could endanger the well being of that student, or any other student.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This is a practical course involving lots of hands-on experience and practise. There will some short lectures.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

This course may lead you on to attending the following courses: - Accredited courses such as the Level 3 Diploma in Massage course or the Level 3 Complementary Therapies course; Introduction to Aromatherapy; Introduction to Reflexology; Reiki; Anatomy and Physiology; Other related health and body work courses.

Oge Okoh Tutor Website

Oge is a body therapist and Healer. She has been a practising therapist for 16 years, treating clients with various massage therapies including holistic massage, sports and onsite massage, lymphatic drainage, Indian head massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy, in a variety of settings. She is also a Reiki Master, with particular interest in pet healing. Oge is currently tutor coordinator for the Health and Wellbeing department, as well as actively teaching and developing new courses . Her career in health began 20 years ago working within social care, specifically with children and adults with special needs After healing herself from a mystery illness, she understands how the body, mind and spirit truly work in harmony, and is passionate about bringing bodywork back to its healing roots, and improving wellbeing for everyone. Oge enjoys life

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.