Ayurvedic massage ABHYANGA - touching the soul
The term “Ayurveda” means “science of life” and it is a holistic system that seeks the wellbeing of the persons based on their dosha or constitution (vata, pitta or kapha). According to Ayurvedic philosphy, during the aging process, factors such as anxiety, lackluster diet, cause disharmony among the doshas. Over the years, dosha imbalances begin to block the movement of free-flowing energy in the body. Eventually, the stagnation opens the door to physical and mental discomfort and disease.
Energetic, holistic, intuitive, Ayurvedic massage works on muscles and circulatory system and at the same time implements a state of deep relaxation and well being. From the physical point of view, you get a better venous return, the stimulation of lymphatic system and the improvement of blood circulation, the sensation of feeling at home in your body. The Abhyanga is the oldest massage technique passed down from masters of Ayurveda. Abhyanga literally means using your hands with oil. The mind calms, improves the circulation of vital fluids, the involuntary nervous system rebalance itself.Strengthens the body, improves sleeping, improves complexion, removes fatigue. Abhyanga — the ayurvedic oil massage — is an integral part of the daily routine recommended by this healing system for overall health and well- being. Traditional ayurvedic texts wax eloquent on the benefits: "Give yourself a full-body oil massage on a daily basis. It is nourishing; pacifies the doshas; relieves fatigue; provides stamina, pleasure and perfect sleep; enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin; promotes longevity; and nourishes all parts of the body."
Ayurvedic massage serves not only to relieve pain but especially as preventive medicine increasing circulation, stimulating and strengthening the lymphatic system, and opening the flow of life force in order to cleanse and revitalize the body. In addition, essential oils used in Ayurvedic massages are very nourishing and detoxifying, helping to prevent aging and leaving the skin soft and shiny. On the other hand, Ayurvedic massages provide other benefits as symptomatic relief of stress and the generation of positive emotions to make us feel better both physical and mentally.
This treatment also includes the stimulation of the so-called Marma points.
By definition, a marma point is a juncture on the body where two or more types of tissue meet, such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints. Yet marma points are much more than a casual connection of tissue and fluids; they are intersections of the vital life force and prana, or breath.
Many historians believe that other point therapies, including acupuncture, acupressure and reflexology, grew out of the science of marma. The key difference is that most other point practices work through the body's network of energetic currents, or meridians.
Furthermore sesame oil (cold-pressed, chemical free, organic) contains antioxidant properties, and is helpful in protecting the skin from free radical damage. It is considered highly nourishing for the physiology.
Ayurvedic massage NEERABHYANGAM-Lymphatic and Energetic Drainage Massage
Lymphatic drainage massage which stimulates lymphatic flow, tunneling it to the lymph nodes with filter function, so that the fluids and the toxins it contains are drained.
The lymph fluids are discharged mainly in the lymph nodes of groin and of armpits, gentle movements and pressure must always go to the lymph nodes, end over them and with a pressure for download.
It is especially suitable for reducing and preventing water retention, to counteract the formation of cellulite, for people who have a sedentary job or forced to spend many hours on his feet.
It is also useful for removing an accumulation of toxins, due for example to taking many medication.
Ayurvedic massage PINDA SWEDHANAM - hot pads
It is a manual processing very energetic, heating, drainage and modeling. It acts directly with the very hot pad on the part of the body to shape, alternating with manual massage with hot oil. The pads are made of medicinal herbs. This massage increases the circulation of vital fluids and helps to eliminate toxins, draining and reshaping the body.
Ayurvedic Massage MURYABHYANGAM -joints manipulation
Muryabhyangam is the art of the joints manipulation. It is one of ayurvedic treatments used to restore mobility and flexibility in the joints.
In ancient times it was used in correlation to Kalary Payat, the ancient Indian martial art, for the prevention of contractures and distortions to wrestlers or rehabilitation following trauma.
Muryabhyangam might be considered for certain aspects the eastern aspect of western physiotherapy.
The operator performs stretching sequences and vibration movements by following a specific path, to detect and relieve muscle and joint tension. This treatment can be compared to passive movements of Hatha yoga. The operator puts in position the different bone segments of the body treated, creating strains and elongation, in order to detect resistors contractures absorptions or blocks of energy.
The Muryabhyangam treatment improves sleep, relaxes the superficial musculature and deep, calm the mind, improves the circulation of energy Chakra, sharpens the senses, contributes to the regeneration of all tissues through the liberation of the primary energy of the cells.