Advanced Indian Head Massage

This is a Continuing Professional Development course. It is anticipated this 2-day course will qualify for 10 CPD points with most professional bodies.

A tool-kit of additional skills

This unique 2-day course incorporates carefully selected techniques from Tuina (Traditional Chinese Massage).

It is designed to expand the possibilities of Indian Head Massage as a flexible and responsive therapeutic approach for therapists, making it a more effective therapy for clients.

Course Details

The next course will run on the week-end of Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 May, 2020, from 9.30am to 4pm in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.

The course fee is £250.00.

There will be two twenty minute breaks (refreshment provided) and a forty five minute lunch break (refreshment not provided).

Course Description

The course offers a new range of specialised massage techniques informed by tutor Mariette Lobo’s expertise and experience as a Tuina (Traditional Chinese Massage) master practitioner. They are used on the shoulders, arms, hands, neck and scalp.

This new “tool-kit” will provide IHM therapists with additional skills that can be adapted and used in different ways to suit the individual needs of the client.

This is a very practical course and both days are very hands on so be prepared to give and receive several, well-paced, treatments. The intention is not to offer a set routine, but to share ideas, experiences and suggestions. Practitioners will, therefore, have greater choice when considering the most suitable Indian head massage treatment for clients.

The course also acts as a refresher for therapists wishing to renew their confidence in using Indian Head Massage.

You will be awarded a certificate of attendance as evidence of CPD for your portfolio.


Mariette Lobo

With over 20 years in practice, Mariette has developed a blend of Eastern and Western therapies to create a holistic, preventative approach to healthcare.

She is a Tuina Master Practitioner and has safely and effectively used this knowledge to develop advanced techniques for Indian Head Massage that work on muscles and joints at a deeper level on a fully clothed body.


Please email for a registration form

Applications, with course fees, must be received by Friday 15 May , i.e. two weeks prior to the course start date in 2020.

Late applications to join this course will be accepted only under special circumstances.

Course fees are fully inclusive of all course content.

Course content for you to print is emailed to you shortly before the course start date.

Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions and get in touch with me ( for further information or if you have any questions.

Course Content

  • Meridians
  • Acupoints
  • Massage Techniques
  • Contra-Indications
  • Hygiene & Safety
  • After-care Advice
  • Self-care for Therapist

Please get in touch for further course details:

FHT Excellence in Education Award Winner

Professional bodies

Mariette Lobo is on the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council Accredited Register

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) is the UK voluntary regulator for complementary therapists.

CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists.

CNHC's register has been approved as an Accredited Voluntary Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Mariette Lobo is registered with the British Reflexology Association

The Bayly School of Reflexology is the official teaching body of The British Reflexology Association and was the first Reflexology training school to be established in Great Britain.

The Bayly Method of treatment is unique to The Bayly School in that the thumb is not flexed and extended in a caterpillar-like movement so the method is less stressful on the thumb (and finger) joints and the less rapid movement is considered to be more relaxing to the patient.