Intro to Ayurveda & Indian Head Massage Course – Module 1

Intro to Ayurveda & Indian Head Massage Course – Module 1

In this class you will learn how to give a 30 minutes Scalp, Neck, Shoulder, Upper Chest and Upper Back warmed herbal oil massage as well as the dry scalp Seated Indian Head Massage. Learn to customize your treatment for the Three Dosha Types. Learn Elemental Wisdom and how to customize essential oils, massage techniques and pressure points to balance the Doshas You will be introduced to Marma Therapy, the art of pressure point healing . Discover the healing wisdom of Ayurveda Learn how to cleanse the Aura Introduction to the Chakras.

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Cost: $450

Learn Guna therapy, Chakra balancing body rocking movement, Chakra aura cleanse featuring kashmiri rose dhoop sticks and Rituals of scent chakra balancing scents. Learn the power of prana therapy to invoke the immune system and rejuvenate full body and mind. Learn the manual rejuvenation dhara, a pouring of warmed herbal oils over the third eye in a copper pot a mini version of shirodhara.

The course can be completed privately, in pre-scheduled group sessions, or part-time. Now Available On-line Via Video Training. Call to setup your preferred schedule. You can check the existing program schedule first to see if you can find a suitable match that works for you. Call 416-504-6049 or email to schedule your training.

This is one of 5 modules required for the completion of the Spa Specialist Program. Modules may be taken individually or toward completion of the full program. You may choose to immerse yourself in an intensive course of study to accelerate your Ayurvedic practice immediately or complete courses as your schedule will allow gradually building on each aspect of your practice. In this course you will complete:

Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Ayurveda Theory
  • Personal Dosha Evaluation: mind-body type
  • Chakra awareness assessment
  • Elemental wisdom theory
  • Prerequisite for all modules

Module One: Indian Head Massage

  • Techniques for the three doshas
  • Customization of essential oils for Vata, Pitta and Kapha
  • Chakra aura cleanse
  • Chakra balancing treatment a guna therapy body rocking technique
  • Ayurveda and the Mind Theory
  • Warmed Herbal Oil Rejuvenation Dhara, A Mini Manual Shirodhara
  • Scalp Marma Therapy Points
  • Basic Facial Marma Therapy Psychology

You will learn how to complete an exquisite 

  • Shiro-abhyanga, the traditional Indian Head Massage, A 30 min to 1 Hour Treatment
  • Chakra Aura cleanse using herbal smoke, bells and floral waters
  • Chakra Balancing Body Rocking, A Laying On Of Hands Over The Chakras To Balance Mind And Body Known As Guna Therapy
  • A Prana Healing Immune Activation And Detoxification Treatment
  • A Kansa Wand Facial Stress Detoxifying Facial Massage
  • Face Cleansing Techniques
  • Basic Rejuvenation Face Massage With Facial Marma Therapy
  • Warmed Herbal Oil Pouring Over Third Eye Known As A Rejuvenation Dhara, A Mini Manual Shirodhara. This Is A Manual Hand Held Copper Pot, A Short Version Of Shirodhara
  • The Full 7 Step Shiro-abhyanga Scalp Massage With Friction Shampoo Movements
  • A Seated Back Massage With Warmed Herbal Oil Pour And Hot Aromatic Towels

We always teach you how to customize treatments for clients’ mind-body types.

Vata hair tends to be frizzy, dry, curly, tangled and static. These conditions may be present throughout the hair or just at the ends. The vata scalp can be flaky, with dandruff, itchy and dry. People with Vata heads are; active, indecisive, scattered, imaginative, and creative. The predominant emotion is fear.

The Vata scalp treatment soothes these symptoms with herbal medicated powders added to warm ghee, milk and base oils such as sesame, sweet almond, avocado, and/or castor. This customized formula is then comfortingly massaged into the scalp and hair with a gentle motions. The hair is brushed and the head is wrapped in aromatic hot towels.

Learn how to set the ambiance for vata body-mind types, customize their treatment experience to balance the vata dosha through touch, taste, scent, sound and sight

Pitta hair tends to be oily on top with frizzy or crisp ends. Early graying and hair loss are common in Pitta types. The hair is often flat and thin. The pitta scalp tends to be red, may have blemishes, exema, psoriasis, and may be itchy and sensitive. The mental energy of Pitta’s is; agitation, frustration, and always busy organizing and trying to control their thoughts. The predominant emotion confronting the mind is anger.

The Pitta scalp treatment comforts these symptoms with a cooling herbal preparation of chilled coconut paste and/or organic natural yogurts. The powered herbs are then added to jasmine and sandalwood fragrant oils. Pittas love aromatics. These customized preparations are firmly massaged into the scalp and hair to stimulate hair growth, inspire forgiveness, and to promote tranquility. The hair is gently brushed and the head is firmly wrapped in cool aromatic towels.

This treatment is excellent for migraine and tension headaches, and for neck and shoulder pain. A cooling shower is recommended after this treatment.

Learn how to set the ambiance for pitta body-mind types, customize their treatment experience to balance the pitta dosha through touch, taste, scent, sound and sight.

Kaphas have lush, full, thick, wavy and slightly oil rich hair. The Kapha scalp is usually moist with full, strong healthy hair. The mental energy in Kapha heads is heavy, dull, and lethargic. The predominant emotion is depression.

The Kapha scalp treatment addresses these symptoms with stimulating and motivating herbal preparations in warmed hair oils (i.e. alma) with euphoric citrus aromas to entice energy and uplift the spirits. This restores the shine and movement to the hair. The scalp and hair are vigorously brushed and wrapped until cooled.

This treatment is recommended for preservation and maintenance. Aids in times of depression, lethargy, and boredom.

Learn how to set the ambiance for kapha body-mind types, customize their treatment experience to balance the pitta dosha through touch, taste, scent, sound and sight.

2022 Schedule:

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