Certificate Programs


Our certificate programs offer intensive, exacting training to equip students for success in the growing field of Natural Health. Research increasingly shows the preventative health benefits of stress reduction, immune stimulation, and numerous other benefits garnered through bodywork.

Why Bishop Botanicals?
Key reasons to choose Bishop Botanicals for your studies include excellence in instruction by highly qualified experts in their respective fields. Our course offerings are flexible to suit a range of students, from the experienced bodyworker who wishes to increase his or her arsenal of modalities, to the graduate fresh from high school ready to train in Indian Head Massage or River Rock Massage and persons looking for a change of career.  Most importantly, students are treated like family and nurtured to reach their highest potential. We instill excellence, and we practice what we teach.

Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage Certification 

Indian Head Massage Training (IHM) has been practiced in India for thousands of years and was originally used as a technique to keep long, thick hair in healthy condition. At that time, it only involved massage of the head and hair. However, the modern Indian Head Massage includes unique techniques applied to the upper back, shoulders, neck, upper arms, face, head and scalp. This therapy is particularly beneficial to people who are desk bound and experience pain and tension in the upper body. 

Indian head massage training – an ancient therapy used to relieve stress, helps the body to work in a more harmonious way. Indian head massage has been practiced in India for over a 1,000 years. This course is a combination of both western and eastern techniques and will enable qualified therapists to offer an extremely effective and safe treatment for their clients. The benefits of Indian Head Massage include helping to tone muscles, relieve eyestrain and headaches, improve concentration and boost the immune system.

Techniques taught include the shoulders, arm, head and face and can be performed on a massage table or through the clothes on a chair, taken into the office, health fairs, schools, etc.

Champi – or head massage – has been practiced for over a thousand years in India as a tradition of family grooming.

This type of massage was originally practised in the home by women and other family members who used different oils to keep their hair strong, lustrous and in beautiful condition. The British word “shampoo” originated from the Hindi word Champi.

Admissions Requirement
Minimum 18 years old and a high school diploma or equivalent (mature student).

Total cost for Indian Head Massage Certification Program is $475.00.

River Rock Massage Certification 

Our River Rock Massage Certification Program is a relaxing and grounding form of massage using hot stones to warm and relax the client. Through strategic placement of warm stones on the body, a hyperthermic effect is created which research shows is able to alter mood and create feelings of emotional uplifting. During this warming and deep stimulation of stones moving over the body, the immune system is also boosted. Another great benefit is that this wonderful, relaxing treatment has a balancing effect on the chakras and assists in taking the stress out of every part of the body. It is especially effective for arthritis sufferers or anyone with joint or muscle pain.


  • History of River Rock Therapy

  • Room Set-up

  • Stone Placement & Technique

  • Heating Unit & Stone Care

  • Integration of Stones into Other Holistic Therapies

  • Hands-on Practical Techniques

Number of Hours: 16 + Case Study Assignment

What is Champi?
This technique is favoured among Indian women who believe that regular head massage with natural vegetable oils keeps their long hair healthy and prevents it from turning grey. The idea is that the head, neck and shoulders are important energy centres within your body.

How Does It Work?
Indian head massage typically involves firm and gently rhythmic strokes to help unknot blockages and relieve tension.

Registration Fee

Deposit of $100.00 (non-refundable). The Balance of Payment of $375.00 is paid on the first day of class.

Number of Hours: 15 + Case Study Assignment

Admissions Requirement
Minimum 18 years old & high school diploma (or equivalent).

Total cost for the River Rock Massage Certification Program is $550.00. Rocks and heating unit extra (suppliers provided).

Registration Fee
Deposit of $150.00 (non-refundable). The balance of  payment $400.00 of is paid on the first day of class.

For more information, or to register for our Programs, contact us by phone or e-mail.



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