INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE WORKSHOPS
Ann discovered Indian Head Massage (IHM) in 2006 and became affiliated with NCBTMB as an Approved Provider for this relaxing modality. Realizing its amazing healing effects while addressing body tension, she decided to spread the word by teaching continuing education workshops. Her experience includes teaching massage at A Gathering Place and sought out by various hospice organizations to implement massage therapy into patient's treatment plan to help ease anxiety and acute pain.
This highly experiential course will enable the student to integrate the healing effects of this time-honored tradition of eastern medicine. She consciously limits the number of students in her class to provide a high level of personal attention to her students.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
* Perform an Indian Head Massage routine session
* State the benefits, effects and advantages
* Identify indications and contraindications
Receive 12 ce certificate when class is completed.
Requirement to attend a workshop is to have a license-to-touch license.
The class is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Bodywork and Massage NCBTMB Approved Provider # 451093-009
Go to tab Workshop, then Registration to sign up for workshop.
WHAT IS INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE ?
Indian Head Massage is based on an ancient healing system of Ayurveda, which means “knowledge of life”. It is a natural approach to strengthening the body’s healing abilities and bringing balance to the mind, body and spirit.
In India, this head massage is a rich tradition that has been passed down through generations. This collection of nutrition, movement and thought is practiced from birth through old age. In a barber shop in India, it’s common to receive a brisk scalp massage with oils while getting a haircut. It’s tradition for a newborn to receive a massage at birth or a bride and groom to receive a nurturing scalp treatment from an elder before their marriage ceremony.
When these practices became Westernized, the upper body was included with the head massage to help ease a variety of stress conditions and relieve muscular tension.
Typically, an Indian Head Massage session is 30 - 45 minutes long and is given in a simple armless chair. Clients need not undress, so it is suitable for anyone new to massage who might be a bit apprehensive. Each session starts by relaxing the back, then the shoulders, arms, neck, face, and scalp to help ease everyday stress.
Indian Head Massage also includes activating pressure points on the forehead and around the eye sockets to relax and sooth tense muscles and eye strain. Working on the cheekbone can also relieve blocked sinuses.
Indian Head Massage is a deeply relaxing massage for tired, achy muscles that calms the mind and brings the body into harmony..
Requirement to attend workshop is to have a license-to-touch license.