How to become an Indian Head Massage Therapist

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: November 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Indian head massage (also referred to as 'champissage') is a form of complementary therapy based on the principle that proper hygiene, diet and lifestyle provide the basis of overall good health and longevity. Indian head massage therapists apply a range of massage techniques to the head and neck muscles, and also to pressure points on the face, in order to promote relaxation, improve circulation and reduce the effects of tension and stress. Many therapists offer additional complementary therapies, such as aromatherapy, hot stone therapy and reflexology.

Many Indian head massage therapists share premises with other complementary therapy practitioners or rent space in a spa, hair salon or similar hair and beauty business. Some Indian head massage therapists provide their services at clients' homes and places of work. Key client groups include sufferers of insomnia, fatigue, sinusitis, migraines, headaches and hair loss.

Massage therapists, including Indian head massage therapists, are not subject to statutory regulation in the UK, but can register voluntarily with the General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapists (GRCCT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as an Indian head massage therapist. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also identifies some of the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information.

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