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Yasei Shinrin Yoku Ayurvedic Head Massage
Yasei Shinrin Yoku International Spa and Bodywork Program

The Wildcraft Forest School has applied its unique approach to nature-based wellness and combined it with Ayurvedic practices in order to provide a clinical approach to Yasei Shinrin Yoku. Our  program allows participants to become certified in delivering a Head Massage practice. Training is available through a 5-day camp at the Wildcraft Forest School and includes a series of online introductory lessons.

Ayurvedic Head Massage is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been practiced in India for 5000+ years. It involves a variety of movements and pressure techniques that focus on the head, neck, shoulders and upper back. As a Yasei Ayurvedic Head Massage Practitioner you will also learn how to apply wildcrafted massage oils and other topical forest biotic nutraceuticals into massage treatment sessions as well as outdoor immersion wellness methods that include Wild Earthing.

As a massage practitioner in this modality, you will learn numerous aspects of massage treatment for the upper back, shoulders, neck and head that allow clients to be sitting upright in a chair. Only the upper back is exposed making it a very comfortable form of massage. This massage is ideal for Yasei Shinrin Yoku Practitioners who want to offer the service outdoors and in a forest or in a corporate or home setting as another form of wellness and meditation support.

Ayurvedic Head Massage practices have strong roots in traditional Indian culture and are used in conjunction with herbs, spices and oils which have been known to encourage the body’s natural healing abilities. Yasei Ayurvedic Head Massage focuses on releasing energy blockages in the body and decreases symptoms within a wide range of ailments. It increases circulation to the head and promotes drainage of accumulated toxins.

Head massage can also help increase blood flow to the brain and scalp increasing the supply of nutrients and oxygen. This is all received by the brain and hair follicles and can result in better focus, clarity, memory and concentration, a nourished nervous system and immune system, and more balanced hormones. For the hair follicles, this helps to reduce hair loss, drying of hair and premature graying. Yasei Ayurvedic Head Massage with a compliment of oils can help reduce stress and can trigger the release of endorphins, elevating one’s mood.

Specialized head massage can help support the head and scalp in a range of ways. However, Ayurvedic Head Massage can also help improve your health in other ways such as:

Supporting the nervous system by relieving stress
Stimulating the lymphatic system, encouraging the elimination of toxins
Breaking down problematic knots in muscles
Relieving chronic neck and shoulder stiffness
Increasing oxygen uptake to the brain, cells, and muscle tissue
Improving blood circulation
Relieving headache and migraine pain
Improving mental concentration, memory and focus
Helping your body relax and balancing hormones resulting in better sleep
Relief from eye strain
Relief from sinus congestion
Relief from scalp tightness

Program Format

Online Component
Upon registration students are supplied with online introductory lessons which outline Yasei Shinrin Yoku Ayurvedic Head Massage in the context of Yasei stewardship and nature-based relationships. The online lessons serve as orientation as students progress to in-person lessons.

Session 1
What is Ayurveda? An Introduction
Exploring the Yasei approach to Ayurveda.
Shiro Abhyanga: The History of Ayurvedic Head Massage
Rewilding Massage Treatments

Session 2
Benefits of Head Massage, Why Does it Feel so Good?
Understanding Marma Points.
The Head Massage Process – Demonstrations and Practice
Intention and Working with Earth Energy
Why We Use These Techniques – A Dance of the Senses

Session 3
The Vagus Nerve: And It’s Role in Head Massage
The Application of Oil – Why the Forest and Nature are important within the practice.
Techniques and Patterns for Each Area
Upper Back and Shoulder Techniques

Session 4
Neck and Heart Centre Techniques
Head Techniques
Face Techniques
The Complete Flow

Session 5
Student Testing 

​This certification highlights treatment methods that include massage oils, medicinal teas essences and other topical nutraceuticals that are presented within clinic or studio-based Yasei Shinrin Yoku Bodywork programs. This series also provides a further understanding of wilderness therapies and forms of wildcraft-based nutri-ecopsychology which can expand the skill-set and offerings for forest therapists. The Yasei Shinrin Yoku Ayurvedic Head Massage certification will serve as an attractive add-on for anyone looking to advance their career in the Massage Therapy or Healthcare industry. It can also be used as a freelance business or to improve your families health. These further opportunities can include:

Massage Therapy Clinics
Chiropractor Offices
Hospitality such as resorts, spas, and cruise lines.
At Home
In Your Own Business
And More…

Introductory Offer: The full cost of this Yasei Shinrin Yoku Ayurvedic Head Massage training program is $1200.00 per person. This 5 day camp takes place during the dates listed below:

2024 Camp Program Dates Open for Registration
  • June 10-14 - Full
  • July 22-26 - Full
  • August 12-16 - 4 Spaces Remaining
  • September 9-13 - 4 Spaces Remaining

Yasei Shinrin Yoku Ayurvedic Head Massage 5-Day Camp Series Cost: Introductory Offer - $1200.00 Canadian Dollars

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Yasei Shinrin Yoku Ayurvedic Head Massage Practitioner Certification
5-Day Camp Program for Clinical Forest Therapy and Yasei Ayurvedic Head Massage


If you are already a certified Yasei Shinrin Yoku Practitioner or Guide the cost of this program is $950.00 Canadian.

If you would like to register please send us in email
or phone 250.547.2001