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)
Basic aromatherapy using essential, Ayurvedic, and carrier oils
Introduction to Ayurvedic principles e.g. doshas
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
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.
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.
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
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE BASIC
May 10.00 am –
6.00 pm approx
am – 6.00 pm approx
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
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.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE ADVANCED (PRACTITIONER)
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
for the Practitioner (Advanced) course.)
10.00 - 6.00
10.00 - 6.00
SCALP AND FACIAL/AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE SHORT COURSE($230)
22nd July 10.00
pm – 6.00 pm
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
is introduced using both traditional Ayurvedic andYoung 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
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
FUTURE COURSE DATES POSTED
LATER THIS YEAR
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!
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
Some of the above
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.