Ayurvedic Head & Body Massage Therapy Course 2014

To be confirmed



Price £950 in three instalments or £850 in full.


Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Venue: The Ayurvedic Clinic
461 Brighton Rd. 
South Croydon
Tel: 0208 4054407
Mobile: 07415 119388


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Testimonial from massage course Oct 2012. 


“I had a very intensive and life changing experience from attending the massage course with Dr. Deepika.

The theory part of the course was very interesting and I clung to her every word she spoke. Her knowledge and wisdom made me feel lucky to be there in the class and I tried to absorb as much as I could from all those awesome lectures.

The practical part of the course was well prepared and with all Dr.Deepika's suggestions and attention to detail.

She really looked after us in a very kindly and friendly way and made all of us at ease. I have also been receiving treatment for my allergies from Dr.Deepika at her clinic and after only three weeks I can see the results already.

So I would thank Dr. Deepika and suggest her both as a teacher and as a Doctor” Thank you, Francesca.


Laura Hancock.

Dr Deepika's passion for Ayurveda is contagious.  Her humanistic and humorous approach to treating, teaching and helping others is refreshingly unique and inspiring.  Having followed a 6 month treatment plan with her, followed by studying the Ayurvedic Massage course in 2012, I can honestly say that she has been a significant influence in turning my life around.  

Her profound experience and understanding of the philosophy, the science, and the application of Ayurveda to everyday life is shared with great enthusiasm and an adaptability to the individual.  As a student, I felt that I was learning what's applicable in a western society, without compromising the authenticity or beauty of its tradition.  The classes were incredibly interactive and informative.  Teaching us, not only how to be confident and competent massage therapists, but how to understand, nurture and manage our own constitutions and imbalances.  

I would recommend the course to anyone.

Thank you Dr Deepika : )



Very informative and interactive ayurvedic massage course taught by Dr.Deepika Rodrigo. She has a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise. She teaches in a style which is fun, memorable, visual and hands-on. I absolutely loved being her student! I have new found ayurvedic knowledge to take me forward in life. This process has enhanced me as a person and has given me a greater understanding of people and using the information of how the body can function at its best given the correct techniques, assessment of dosha and imbalance, marma points, chakras, massage, oils and ayurvedic advice. I enjoyed every moment thoroughly, it has been a pleasure, thank you kindly.



Ayurvedic head & body marma points                   

Marma Points (Front)

Course syllabus.



Introduction to Ayurveda “The Science of Life” & history & Philosophy of Ayurveda.




(Constitutional Differences)
A detailed consultation to determine individual constitution & imbalances 
(Prakruti & Vikruti of Vata, Pitta & Kapha). Dietary & lifestyle advice for individual constitutions (Ahara/Vihara).
Discuss case study format.
How Ayurvedic massage affects the body and understanding the difference between Ayurvedic massage and other massage techniques.




Introduction to modern anatomy & physiology & how it is related to the marma points & Ayurvedic massage techniques.




Introduction to the 108 marma points.
Anatomical positions of the 108 marma points. How to correct imbalances in the tri-dosha through manipulation of the marma points.




Introduction to Ayurvedic therapeutic massage oils and their properties & actions. Techniques of warm oil application to the body (snehana).




(Techniques of Ayurvedic massage).
The four basic techniques of Ayurvedic massage. Performing Ayurvedic marma massage using abhyanga & marma mardana techniques.




Introduction to the seven chakras.
How to identify imbalances of the chakras (physical & emotional).
Using marma mardana, snehana & abhyanga to balance the chakras (Ayurvedic chakra massage).




(Ayurvedic head massage).
A Relaxing & de-toxifying massage for the head neck and shoulder area. Selecting oils according to the constitutional type. How to perform Ayurvedic (Indian) head massage utilising the marma points of the head & shiro abhyanga techniques.




(Ayurvedic face massage)
Gentle and soft Ayurvedic massage techniques to rejuvenate and cleanse the skin. How to use the marma points of the face neck & shoulders to increase the circulation to the deep tissues.
Introduction to Ayurvedic face powders, herbal essential oils & herbal applications for the face.




Therapeutic massage to alleviate certain ailments of the body i.e. Sciatica, back pain, skin disorders etc.




Introducing Pinda Sewda and its effect on the body. Preparation of herbal bolus or pinda sweda herbal pouches.
Application and masage techniques with pinda sweda herbal pouches. 


Entry Requirements.

The course is open to experienced therapists and also non therapists alike with good level of education

i.e. 'A'level/degree etc. Mature students welcome. Insurance is available to those who complete the course.


The examination will consist of two parts.
Theory: will be a three hour written paper.
Practical: Individual practical skills will be tested.

Fees for the Course: £950 in three instalments or £850 in full.

A deposit of £200.00 (part of course fee) is required to secure a place on the course.


Terms and Conditions.
A 90% attendance record required.
The course tutor has the right to expel students from the course without refund.
Deposit non refundable.
Failure to make payments on time will result in students being excluded from the course.


Certificates will not be issued until completion of all studies, exams and any payments due.


Code of Ethics.

The course requires a certain amount of physical contact between students which may be of a sensitive and personal level and you are expected to adhere to the guidelines set out below.

Confidentiality of any personal issue raised within the group.

Treating all people in the group with respect.

Zero tolerance of racist attitudes and language.

Modesty to be observed at all times during practice.

Students are required to keep the venue tidy and put all equipment away.


Course Reference Book: Harish Johari Ayurvedic Massage.


Thank you.