Indian Head Massage For Special Needs

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NOW ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE – Please click here to view my online video course.

CMA approved and certified functional massage courses with author/therapist/experienced teacher from Exmoor from my  beautiful training/therapy chalet.

This refined and specialised massage focuses on the head, face, shoulders,upper arms, neck and back.

I am very proud to share that I now regularly receive fully and part funded placements for teachers and other staff / professionals from both large mainstream schools as well as specialist schools, autism and ADHD charities all over the UK and into Europe, children’s charities such as Brainwave and other large organisations such as MIND. I have also trained NHS physiotherapists and nurses. Please email me if you would like to know more. I am available, by prior arrangement, to travel direct to schools or an agreed venue to offer this training, including outside of the UK. Travel and accommodation must be covered please. Email me for further details and costs.

Workshops/inset day trainings in schools are also available.

Based on my book “Indian Head Massage For Special Needs”, this Level One course shares beautiful, gentle, nurturing and deeply beneficial massage techniques to reduce anxiety, ease, alleviate and even overcome  issues and challenges and to help everyone relax and bloom, not just those with different or special  abilities. Scientific information and proven research, including case studies are all shared constantly throughout the two days  as we learn together in this very visual, practical course. The researched proof and knowledge are on scientific, physiological, neuropsychological, physical and emotional mental levels.

Students are also taught how to  keep their own case studies which are then submitted to myself on a regular basis for monitoring and recording.

It has been scientifically proven since the 1950’s that nurturing touch not only noticeably improves physical health but encourages bigger brains and increases social skills. Within humans emotional intelligence is also stimulated as we have direct areas of the brain that are associated with emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is key to learning and productivity, benefiting not simply the child but their families and the classroom.

£250 including lunch and all refreshments. A beautiful two days as a stand-alone foundation course for those with no previous experience or as a CPD/Specialist development course for those who have previous experience; two days where everyone leaves with far more than they ever bargained for.

Once you have trained with me on this course, you can take part in future dates for this course as a refresher/ongoing CPD training for just £60 for both days to refresh and add to your skills as this therapy is constantly evolving and growing .

I really passionately believe in this work and want it out there.

You can also get a 10% discount from Mary Atkinson’s Story Massage courses if you have trained with me… and vice versa if you have trained with Mary and now would like to train with me !

The CMA will also give you a 10%  membership discount as I am a teacher/college member with them.


Accomodation : I can highly recommend the following lovely places to stay :

The Cottage from £45 per night with a renowned breakfast! High Street,Porlock, Somerset TA24 – 01643 862996

Rosebank Cottage  High Street , Porlock,Somerset TA24 01643.862.728

Lovely annexe in Porlock ,Treetops, 2, Hawkcombe View, Doverhay, Porlock TA24 8NB. (Sue) Tel 01643.862.312 or 07886 818063

No.1,Grooms Cottage ,Dunster TA24 and Farley’s beautiful air B&B on Minehead seafront Tel 07407 115113 (Millie and Tony) or 01244 356655. Self catering.

Farley’s ,Minehead Old Harbour TA24 Tel 07407 115113 (Millie or Tony) Self Catering

Quarry Cottage,Hawkcombe,Porlock TA24 (Sarah) Tel 01643 863351. Self catering. Click on homes and then Porlock.

For a real treat Locanda On The Weir at the old harbour with stunning views across the bay and Italian evening meals is somewhere that will leave a memory for a long time. 01643.863.300

There are also some wonderful campsites such as Burrowhayes Farm Campsite 01643.862463  and Sparkhayes Campsite in Porlock 01643.01643 862470 and Porlock Caravan Park 01643 862269

*I am also available to travel to teach courses by prior arrangement. Please contact me for details and further information at

Face to Face TRAINING DATES 2021

I will deliver this face to face course over the two days via two separate Zoom sessions for 2021 due to the uncertain times we are living in.

Early booking highly recommended for this very popular course as numbers are restricted per group.

THIS COURSE IS NOW ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE – Please click here to view my online video course. Please have a copy of my book, Indian Head Massage for Special Needs whether you train with me face to face or online.

12 case studies showing how you are using the techniques and the benefits experienced to be submitted as a follow-up to the training.

Certificates will be sent immediately upon completing and passing the course.


17-18th April 2021

21-22 August 2021

23-24 October 2021

4-5 December 2021