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INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE


Deirdre Campbell has been acquiring her skills in massage for over 25 years. She has always had a fascination for massage in all it's forms, both Western and exotic. Over the years - having studied widely and gained formal qualifications in a variety of disciplines - she finally succumbed to the endless stream of requests for her to teach the unique style of Indian Head Massage that she practices. As an IHM Practitioner who is qualified to "Advanced" level, (with additional formal qualifications in Reflexology Massage, Full Body Massage, Reiki (Master Level) and Aura-Chi Healing as well as her professional qualifications in Aged Care), Deirdre is more than qualified to teach Indian Head Massage, and does so incorporating certain of the unique Aura-Chi energetic healing processes in her classes, as she does in her own practice. But what so many of her students consistently report is that her teaching style is more caring and nurturing than any other teacher that they have encountered. It would be this that explains why so many of her students return to complete the various other courses Deirdre offers; Ayurvedic Relaxation Massage, Holistic Hand & Foot Massage and Aura-Chi Healing classes.


The name "Indian Head Massage" is a little misleading, because it actually covers massage of; the upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and face, in a seated or lying down position.  It has been found to be wonderful for reducing shoulder tension, fatigue, headaches, eye strain, insomnia, etc.  It can de-stress the body and help with fatigue and edginess, relieve emotional stress, and improve concentration etc.   The use of essential oils and stimulation of the scalp can also improve hair texture and vitality.  It is a perfect massage for people who carry their stress in their shoulders, or don’t like “stripping” (only your top is removed and a towel wrapped around), or for people unable to lie down on a table. The massage can take from 30 minutes for a stimulating massage to an hour for a more relaxing massage, including Marma Point Massage.  (Marma points are the Indian Ayurvedic equivalent to reflexology/acupuncture points). 

PLEASE NOTE: These are Industry Accredited Courses

This is a concise course and covers:
Massage sequence – seated and lying down                                               
Marma Point Massage
Hands on healing
Chakra aligning and Aura Sealing (closing off)
Self massage
Basic anatomy
Basic aromatherapy using essential, Ayurvedic, and carrier oils
Introduction to Ayurvedic principles e.g. doshas
Patient history
Legal requirements i.e. insurance

The course is run in two consecutive stages.

Stage One is the Basic Certificate Course where the student is taught Indian Head massage to a high degree of competency, suitable for the enthusiast to offer this form of healing massage to friends and family.

Stage Two is the Advanced Course, designed for those that are interested in pursuing this healing art to a finer degree, most likely with a view to gaining a formal practitioner's qualification.

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Those wishing to gain a Practitioner's Certificate in Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage, are required to practice for a specified amount of "Contact" hours on friends and family (this is a very individual period of time depending on previous massage experience, confidence etc, but a minimum of 30 hours is desirable).  Upon successful completion of a private assessment with us, a Practitioners Certificate is issued, enabling the Practitioner to be registered with an industry association, and to be eligible for insurance, both in Australia and overseas.  (The Practitioner Assessment session provides up to 2 hours coaching, feed-back and guidance).

The Practitioner's qualifications through the Aura-Chi School of Natural Healing are accredited by, and entitle the holder to membership with, such organizations as the International Institute of Complimentary Therapists.

The courses generally take place over two days (Saturdays and/or Sundays) 10.00  am to 6.00  pm in Menzies Creek.  Students catching public transport can be collected from Belgrave railway station if required.  A bus (number 695) also runs to the bottom of our street.

Extensive original resource materials (handbook, charts and oils) are provided for the course.  Ayurvedic/therapeutic Young Living essential oils are used throughout. 

For more information on Young Living Oils please go to  https://www.youngliving.org/deecampbell
Young Living Oils are also available for purchase, please quote Young Living Member No. 1105786

No previous experience in healing or massage is necessary for this course.  It takes place in an extremely relaxed and friendly environment, and numbers are intentionally kept to minimum to ensure maximum personal tuition.  This is a very hands-on course and every student is given every opportunity not only to give, but to receive wonderful massages. 


If you are interested, send us your contact details so a registration form (and payments details) can be forwarded to you.  Receipts will be issued.

Interstate students can be accommodated, please inquire.

Course Dates
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INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE BASIC COURSE                 ($395)        


Saturday    16th  Sept 2017                   10.00 – 6.00 pm   plus . . .

Sunday      17th  Sept 2017                   10.00 – 6.00 pm


with more dates to follow later in the year, if interested, please contact us.

Saturday morning - getting to know each other, theory, and making your own
personal aromatherapy massage oil blend.  After lunch it is all hands-on.


Sunday  - revision and learning the rest of the sequence, culminating at the end
of the day with an entire massage shared to allow students to experience a full IHM.


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INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE ADVANCED (PRACTITIONER) COURSE    ($450.00)


These dates are generally set on completion of the Basic course, to mutually suit students and Aura-Chi School of Natural Healing. 
If you have already completed the Basic course and waiting for the Advanced, please contact us


(N.B The Basic IHM course is a prerequisite for the Practitioner (Advanced) course.)


Saturday 28th October                                            10.00 - 6.00
Sunday    29th October                                            10.00 - 6.00





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AYURVEDIC SCALP AND FACIAL/AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE SHORT COURSE     ($230)

 

Sunday 2nd July 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

Expressions of interest open for further Sunday classes later in the second semester.

 

A short hands-on course  perfect for those wishing to pamper family and friends, as well as adding extra skills for hairdressers and beauty therapists.  This massage is also particularly suited to aged care.  Scalp & facial massage is great for relieving stress, headaches, insomnia (etc.), as well as improving hair texture, hair loss and general well-being.  Aromatherapy is introduced using both traditional Ayurvedic and  Young Living 100% therapeutic grade essential oils)    Learn how to perform an amazing scalp and facial massage to relax or stimulate your receiver, with over 20 traditional Ayurvedic techniques.  Students will have the opportunity of both giving and receiving during the course.  A comprehensive manual is provided.

 

 On completion of this course students will receive a certificate of attendance, which (after completing the required number of contact hours, case histories and work logs), enables the student to sit a Practitioner's assessment, which on successful completion qualifies the student as a Practitioner of Ayurvedic Scalp and Facial/Aromatherapy Massage - an Industry Accredited qualification.

 

   


                                                                                       FUTURE COURSE DATES POSTED LATER THIS YEAR


 
Testimonials

  I thoroughly enjoyed my training and have been applying my  new skills on the family so far. 
 You create a warm and relaxing environment with fantastic structure to your teaching Deirdre,
  most of all though you give wholeheartedly of yourself and that is the true gift!

 
  Liesl Horne, 
  Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant.



  What a pleasure to experience training that is delivered professionally, concisely and with such great subject knowledge. 
  Deirdre Campbell is a passionate trainer, who ensures the highest of standards in her training. 
  Deirdre is very
supportive of her students not only during the course but also throughout the learning journey. 
  The training was extremely enjoyable, informative and conducted in a positive learning environment. 
  I have no hesitation in recommending
Deirdre and her programs.

  David Dickens
  Director - Evolve Training Solutions
 






Some of the above are PROPOSED course dates –  please let us know if you are interested in a
particular course but the
proposed date as listed does not suit, as all dates are flexible.
Other days (including weekdays) are available subject to demand
– please advise if you are interested in a week day course.
The only way we can accommodate as many busy people as we do, is by being flexible, so don't be afraid to ask for alternate dates.



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For more information feel free to email  us...   info@aura-chi.com.au

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