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Course Description

The Indian Head Massage (IHM) or shirobhyanga, is a modality that has its roots in the healing practice of Ayurveda. This massage technique, practiced with the client seated, has a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating effect through work on the “marma” or pressure points and various massage techniques on the head and face. The massage is a half hour practice which also includes the upper arms, neck, and shoulders and focuses on releasing tension in the body, as well as mental stress.

Indian Head Massage is a practice which is beneficial in relieving headaches, stress, insomnia, “computer shoulders” and depression – it works on an energetic, emotional and physical level. It is a simple and effective treatment and can be incorporated into any spa practice. The oils used on the scalp are optional and are wild-crafted organic Ayurvedic oils, used traditionally to relieve stress, nourish the scalp and address issues of hair loss and dry scalp.


  • Dates TBD
  • 9am – 5:30pm
  • 15 in class hours
  • $345 Tuition + $25 Text & Supplies + GST
  • Prerequisite: no prior experience required

Instructor: Glynnis Osher

Glynnis was born in South Africa and moved to New York in her 20’s as an Art Director. She was strongly drawn to the wellness path and shares a diverse 15 year background in Ayurveda, specializing in nutrition and aromatherapy. After studying at The Wise Earth School of Ayurveda, she went on to graduate as an Ayurvedic Practitioner from Bastyr University.

In 2003 Glynnis founded The Mystic Masala, a fair trade company that creates Ayurvedic oils, candles, malas and soaps. She recently co-authored Your Irresistible Life: 4 Seasons of Self Care. Despite a full dance card, Glynnis continues to teach practical aromatherapy, self-care workshops, Indian Head Massage as well as running online guided cleanses and exotic retreats.

Glynnis Osher Indian Head Massage Instructor Vancouver School of Healing Arts
Glynnis Osher, Indian Head Massage Instructor


  • There are no admission requirements for this course.
  • All are welcome to attend regardless of prior knowledge or experience.
  • Tuition is paid in full at the time of registration.

Cancellation Policy

Tuition is fully refundable until one week prior to the course at which point no refunds will be made. If a student is unable to attend for any reason, payment received will be kept on file as a credit and can be used for any other VSOHA bodywork and massage program or course within one year.