Indian Head Massage (Champissage)

Indian Head Massage is one of the most popular and accessible therapies available today.  A treatment includes massage of the upper body – back, shoulders, arms, neck, scalp, face as well as energy balancing. Indian Head Massage is a unique treatment – it is short, convenient, accessible and effective.  There is no need for clients to undress, and the use of oil is optional at the end of a treatment.

A professional Indian Head Massage treatment can have a profound effect on the body and emotions.  It can help to relieve conditions such as headaches, hair loss, dandruff, sinus problems and muscular tension in upper body, as well as lifting depression, promoting restful sleep and relieving stress.

Course Tutor

Mary Dalgleish has been teaching Indian Head Massage since 1999 and is the co-author of  “Indian Head Massage the Essential Guide.” Mary trained with the ‘Guru’ of Indian Champissage, Narendra Mehta, and worked alongside Narendra & his wife Kundan for many years. Mary continues to work as an accredited tutor for the London Centre of Indian Champissage International and teaches this course on their behalf. Courses may be run in any area of the UK, Europe or even further afield! If you have a suitable venue and a group of students, please get in touch to discuss possibilities.

Aims and Structure

This comprehensive three-day course provides students with the opportunity to achieve a professional standard of competence in the art of Indian Head Massage and promotes the confidence needed to work effectively with clients. The syllabus includes:

Practical: Techniques include effleurage, friction, kneading, petrissage, percussion, compression, pressure points and other specialised techniques. New massage skills are taught on each of the three days, plus time to refine and consolidate techniques.

Theory: Includes history, contraindications, benefits, hair care and the use of oils, headaches, stress, client consultation, chakra energy, study of the relevant anatomy.

Exam and case studies: Following the course, students are required to do 5 case studies of 5 treatment each (making  a total of 25 half hour treatments) and a practical and written exam (multiple choice). The exam date can be arranged to suit your schedule.


This course is registered with the Complementary Medication Association and attendees can claim 21 CPD points.

Who is Eligible?

Anyone may attend this 3-day course. The course is suitable for students new to massage and qualified therapists who wish to learn a new skill.


London SW18:

February 2nd & 3rd 2018 + third day TBC

Keep in touch for new course dates in 2018 – courses can also be arranged to suit your schedule or contact us for training at your premises.

Course Fees

Course fees vary according to location – get in touch for an application form and course fee details.

Indian Head Massage Workshops

One or two hour Indian Head Massage workshops can be arranged for staff in your workplace, private members clubs or other groups. In this fun but informative session you will discover the history and benefits of this wonderful treatment. You will also learn some simple but effective massage techniques for relaxation and relief of tension in the shoulders, neck & scalp. Illustrated notes will be provided so you don’t have to worry about writing anything down and can have a record of what was covered for use afterwards. Get  in touch for further details.


“I enjoyed the course immensely and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to gain a thorough knowledge and learn Indian Head Massage properly” Nerys Hutchins

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