CIBTAC Award in Indian Head Massage

This CIBTAC Award in Indian Head Massage Services qualification is designed to ensure you have all the necessary skills to work professionally in the International Spa Environment as an Indian Head Massage therapist.

This Level 3 Award in Indian Head Massage is an internationally recognised vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as an Indian Head Massage therapist, or add to your current profile of skills.

Throughout this qualification you will develop a range of technical skills enabling you to provide full relaxing Indian Head Massage with effective selection and use of medium. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with your clients. Health and safety practice in the spa provides awareness to the learner of potential risks and hazards within the spa environment knowing how to identify them and the responsibilities and procedures to deal with them.


Course Structure

In this course you will study a variety of modules covering:

  • Health and Safety including professional image
  • Consultation including skin, scalp, hair type and condition  analysis
  • Contra-indications that prevent or restrict treatment (requiring medical permission)
  • Anatomy and physiology including 7 systems of the body
  • Preparation for treatment including selection of treatment specific products
  • Performance of treatment routine and processes including various techniques and knowledge of massage movements
  • How to conclude with home-care and aftercare advice including retail sales and further treatments.


Hours of Study

The Modules can be accessed to suit your own time frame, and can be revisited as often as you require ensuring your learning is embedded. To meet the CIBTAC requirement the minimum hours of study must be 71 hours.



The believe online virtual education system will assess you in each aspect of your learning by using a quiz that will be graded immediately.

You must produce a portfolio of evidence including 4 full treatment plans covering relaxation, stress relief, uplifting and improvement of hair scalp conditions.

To assist you in preparing for the examination the assessor will meet with you for practical assistance developing your techniques.



The examination is by an independent CIBTAC examiner, who will spend 15 minutes before each exam with specific instructions.

The portfolio must be available for the Examiner.

For the Award in Provide Body Massage there will be a 45 minute multiple choice written paper, including health and safety, anatomy and treatment knowledge and a separate 45 minute practical exam.


Equipment/Tools required

Massage couch/chair & trolley

Range of massage oils


Course fees

£750 payable to believe LTD, which is through online secure payment method.

CIBTAC lifetime registration fee is £25 this is a one off payment, that covers you for all future courses. Payable on enrolment to CIBTAC.

CIBTAC examination fees for the Caribbean from 1st September 2015 to 1st September 2016 Level 3 Award in  Indian Head Massage £64. Payable 3 months prior to examination date, non-refundable. Payable to CIBTAC.

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