Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage Course (Champi)
COURSE: Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage 6h (+ extra 10h of additional resources)
MODALITY: Online Course / Home study (self-paced learning, enroll whenever you want!)
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 6 (NCBTMB and NY state approved)
CERTIFICATION: Certificate of Achievement
AFTER COURSE COMPLETION: The student will be able to download course hand-outs of the theory as well as the massage technique (step-by-step illustrations and explanations)
The Indian Head Massage (Champi) formed a part of women´s daily beauty routines in India, before it became common as a massage treatment. The massage balances the body, mind and spirit as it relaxes the muscles, realigns the joints, improves blood and energy flow throughout the body and eliminates toxins. This course provides you with the skills to perform the Indian Head Massage and understand the Ayurvedic concepts related to its practice. The great thing with this massage is that it can be done anywhere as it doesn´t require any special equipment!
THEORY: Before starting the hands-on practice of the massage, it is important that you are familiar with the background of the ancient Ayurveda medicine, as well as comprehend its particular perspective on the human body and mind; the concept of five elements or mahabhutas; the concept of doshas or constitutions and their caracteristics; the prakriti or identification of the doshas; the dinacharya or lifestyles factors; and the different Ayurvedic treatment methods. Therefore, the first part of the course covers the theoretic aspects that give you a rich foundation for practicing the Ayurvedic Indian head massage.
PRACTICE: In the second part of the course you get to practice the massage technique. In this section you will find several videos showing the practice of the Indian Head massage, step-by-step. Every step includes an explicatory text (describing the massage technique, the application manner, the benefits and effects, etc.), an illustration with the direction of the massage stroke, and a videoclip where you can see exactly how the stroke is performed.
VIDEO LECTURES & INTERVIEWS: In addition this course is full of videos with interviews, master´s classes given by famous teachers, pictures, illustrations and all the material necessary to facilitating the understanding of the Ayurvedic Indian head massage as well as the Ayurvedic Medicine.
- Understand the origins and philosophy of the ancient Ayurvedic Medicine.
- Understand the five great elements as well as the bodily constitutions.
- Perceive the human being from a holistic point of view (body, mind and energy) and to understand not only the human anatomy, but also its energy system.
- Describe the effects, indications and counter-indications of the Indian head massage.
- Perform the complete Ayurvedic Indian head massage following the exact same steps as the ancient Ayurvedic doctors centuries back.
Please remember, before practicing any new modalities or techniques check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority, to ensure that these are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.