ayurvedic massage

 

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What is ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian system of medicine, which originated 3000BC. The meaning of the word is: “the science of life”. The aim of ayurveda is to ENJOY the state of freedom from ailments.

Unique features of ayurveda:

  • Holistic – takes the whole person not just certain parts of the body
  • Based on the five elements (Ether, Air, Fire, Water, Earth)
  • Focuses on the individual – does not apply one rule for everyone
  • Treating the root cause of the disease
  • Food is medicine
  • 99% of the diseases are psychosomatic

 

Abhyanga – Ayurvedic full body massage (back and front)

Done: lying on a massage table

What to wear: underwear

Lenght: 70-90 min

Benefits:

  • The massage steps are designed in a way to loosens up toxins under the skin and encourage them to move towards the central channel where the toxins can be eliminated through the bowel/urine.
  • Works with the entire nervous system
  • Releases blockage around the upper back
  • Relaxed muscles in the abdomen and lower back
  • Massaging around the breast tissue balancing hormones (both man and woman)

 

Shiro Abhyanga – Traditional Indian head (and shoulder) massage

Done: in seated position

What to wear: anything as long as arms, shoulders are free to massage

Lenght: 45-60 minutes

Benefits:

  • Relaxes body and mind
  • Nourishes all sense organs on the head (eyes, ears, nose, tongue)
  • Prevents hair fall. It can cure baldness.

 

Mukha massage – Face massage

Done: lying on something

What to wear: anything as long as your shoulders and neck is free to massage

Lenght: 40 minutes

Benefits:

  • release tension
  • reduce wrinkles
  • draining toxins
  • clear sinus
  • lubricate the sense organs
  • release tight/locked jaw (helps with TMJ – temporomandibular joint disorder)

 

Foot massage with Kansu bowl

Done: lying on something

What to wear: anything as long as the feet are free to massage

Lenght: 10 minutes (5-5 minutes on each foot)

Benefits: can detoxify and stimulate the proper functioning of the vital body organs. This massage can help stimulate circulation of blood, lymph and free flow of prana (vital life force energy).

Kansu bowl containing three metals, copper, bronze and zinc each with their own therapeutic benefit. Copper helps absorb the excess body heat and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties particularly in the joints. Zinc stimulates the muscular tissue as well as contain antiseptic properties. Bronze acts as a catalyst for the former.