Choosing an IHM Qualification

Here is some guidance on what to look for when choosing an Indian Head Massage qualification. We cannot recommend or endorse any specific course – the choice is yours and will depend on many factors. However, we hope that these pointers will help empower you to make the best choices for yourself and your future clients.

Golden Egg

Choose a course that:

  • Is fully accredited with a professional body and you can gain insurance to practice.
  • Requires case studies as these will give you confidence as you practice your skills.
  • Includes a practical assessment.
  • Includes Anatomy and Physiology of the upper body and Business Skills (or these are a necessary pre-requisite for taking the course)
  • Teaches a variety of techniques and moves on the upper body including upper back, neck, head, face and upper arms
  • Offers on-going support and advice.

Courses should include information on:

  • Contra-indications
  • Client consultation and client care
  • Benefits of IHM
  • Benefits and contra-indications for using oils
  • Health and safety and legal requirements
  • Aftercare advice
  • Correct posture
  • Safe working practices

The number of hours will depend on your current therapy qualifications and experience.






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