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Holistic Trainings with Barbara McAteer

Holistic Trainings with Barbara McAteer

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Diploma in Indian Head Massage

Intensive Training Course in Indian Head Massage (Champissage) with Barbara McAteer (Accredited Tutor from The London Centre of Indian Champissage International).

Indian Champissage includes massage of the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, face, ears and energy balancing. The late Narendra Mehta, MBE and author of the bestselling book “Indian Head Massage” who founded the London Centre of Indian Champissage in 1995 developed this method. It is based on the traditional form of Champi (head massage) practised in India for over 1,000 years and is a wonderfully relaxing therapy. The massage is safe, simple to learn and very effective to give, without the need to undress or use oils.

It can provide relief from aches and pains, stress symptoms, insomnia, promote hair growth, soothe, comfort and rebalance your energy flow, giving you a deep sense of peace, calm and tranquillity.

Course aims & structure

The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive grounding in the theoretical basis and practical application of Indian Champissage (Head Massage). Students will be able to use the technique as a principal or subsidiary part of their professional practice.

In order to qualify as a professional Indian Head Massage therapist, you will need to do 5 case studies of 5 treatments before taking a written and practical examination. Once qualified, you will obtain a Diploma from the London Centre of Indian Champissage International (LCICI), which is recognised by major therapy insurance companies.

Who is eligible?

Anyone may attend the course. It is an excellent introduction to hands-on therapy, whether you want to pursue it professionally or just use it on your friends and family.

Please contact us for further details filling out the form at the bottom of this page.


Ear Candling / Hands on Training 

Hands on Training is a recognised organisation that offers courses registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

This fascinating therapy has gained popularity in recent years as we seek natural forms of healthcare. Ear Candling is a gentle, non-invasive therapy that is easy to perform and beneficial to receive. It is soothing and helpful for conditions experienced by many of us - such as headaches, compacted ear wax, sinus problems, tinnitus, pressure problems and much more. It is also a very relaxing therapy in its own right and helpful with the treatment of stress.

Course format

  • History of Ear Candling; How ear candles work
  • Compare types of candles on the market
  • Benefits and contraindication
  • Anatomy of the ear and sinuses
  • Safety
  • Observe, carry out and receive a full treatment, including ear candling and a specialised massage sequence of the face, neck, scalp and ears (a full treatments lasts 45 minutes)
  • Client consultation
  • Frequency of treatments
  • Final assessment


This course provides a professional qualification and is recognised for 5 CPD points. Please contact us for further details by filling in the form below.


Natural Facial / Hands on Training

Hands on Training is a recognised organisation that offers courses registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

On this popular course you will learn a truly natural facial treatment, including cleanse, tone, warm compress, face pack and specialised massage sequence using plant based oils, creams, gels and aromatic waters. The products used contain no potentially harmful substances such as artificial preservatives or chemicals such as parabens or SLS and are readily available from several suppliers, or even your own kitchen (eg honey, avocado). The course fee includes a starter pack of products (some you will make on the course) so you can immediately start using your new skills.

Course format

  • Why use natural products?
  • How Natural Facial works
  • Benefits and contraindications
  • Skin analysis
  • Overview of products used – cleanser, aromatic waters, face packs, eye treatments, carrier oils, includes making a cleanser, eye gel and face pack.
  • Practical – observe, carry out and receive a full treatment including cleanse, tone, compress, face pack, and specialised massage of the face and neck.


This course provides a professional qualification and is recognised for CPD points.

Who is eligible to attend?

The course is suitable for qualified therapists, eg those qualified in one or more of the following skills: Aromatherapy, Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, beauty therapy etc. Contact us for further details by filling in the form below. 


Infant Massage training for parents 

Infant Massage is a wonderful experience shared between you and your baby. It provides numerous physical, psychological and emotional benefits for babies and the families who care for them.

If you are a parent ot caregiver and would like  to learn how to massage your baby, please get in touch. Infant massage is a way for you to gently nurture and spend time with your baby. 

What are the benefits of infant massage?

Research suggests that infant massage can have various health benefits:

  • Encourage interaction between you and your baby.
  • Help your baby relax.
  • Positively affect infant hormones that control stress.
  • Soothe your baby and reduce crying.
  • Aid digestion and help relieve colic, gas and constipation.
  • Increase daily weight gain.
  • Enhance your baby's adjustment to nighttime sleep, and help your baby sleep more deeply.
  • Relieve nasal congestion and teething discomfort.


Any questions about our holistic trainings?

Contact us with any questions about the holistic trainings we offer and we will be happy to chat further how we can help you learn more about these fascinating natural therapies.