Ayurveda Massage is used as part of Ayurvedic Therapy. Abhyanga, “The Oil Massage” is a form of Ayurvedic medicine which involves Doshas specific herbs infuses oil. Abhi means motion and (y)anga body parts, that means specific motion of different body parts. Abhyanga massage are applied in the head and face face, and in the front and back part of the body, in the armas and hands, legs and foot.
Doshas or the three biological humours are in Ayurveda the combination of the 5 basic elements (pancha maha bhuta) which the human body is made. The combination of earth (prithvi), water (jala), fire (tejas), air (vayu) and space (akasha) results in the Tridoshas, Vata that regulates movement and is responsible to the nerve system, which combines Air and Space; Pitta who regulates biotransformation and is dedicated to all metabolic processes, Fire and Water are the element combination of this dosha; and Kapha that regulates cohesion and functions of the body, that dosha is responsible to all body fluids and combines the of Earth and Water element.
In order to balance all the three Doshas or the 5 elements, Ayurveda uses different kinds of therapies. Abhyanga – the oil massage, is the most used nowadays. Its harmonize body and mind, and provide a relaxation, calm nerves and helps to deep and better sleep. That massage helps to reduce weight, detoxify, increase flexibility and strength to the body. Because of the application of different oils, the skin become soft and smooth, whats rejuvenates. Abhyanga improve blood circulation, stimulates internal organs and support self-healing. Try to list the benefits of that massage technique will result in a very long list, better to try first and experience the results. 😉
People says that there are skills one born which and the interest to the subject shows a little bit about it. And I guess those who say that are right…
Ayurveda and Abhyanga comes to my life during my first Teachers Training Course at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh 2011. After that experience and some more lectures, I start looking for experienced therapist and teachers who could give to me direct transmissions to apply that science in daily life. Join an entire graduation in India was not my option for many reasons. Usha Vaishnava from Ayurveda Nirvana in Rishikesh, introduced me to the Panchakarma – the Ayurvedic 5 actions of detoxication and replenishment of tissues, where Abhyanga take a huge part of it. Together with her assistant Gitajee, they taught me how to perform Panchakarma, the massage and others technics.
Now I´m able not only to treat with Abhyanga massage, but also to show to you how to do it for others. If you motivation is to help others, this is a great service you will be able to provide to people.
The full body massage take 2 hours to be performed properly, take some more time can be helpful accord to the cases. Specific oils are used and I ´m open to use the one of you preference in case you have one. As long it´s will not negatively influences the treatment, all kind of Oils can be used. A partial massage like back or legs can also be done, but in order to not decrease the benefits of the massage, it´s strongly recommendable to not limit the treatment to single parts of the body. Better to take the time to do it, how it should be done!
The Abhyanga basic course I prefer to do with those who already are massage therapist, yoga teachers or interested in Ayurveda. It`s will be focused on the massage application to the full body. The basic principles and concepts of Ayurveda is not part of that, but we will talking about then all the time. After that weekend you will have more questions then before and it´s will help you to keep learning and practicing Ayurveda in you daily life.
Basically I expose what I can provide you, be free to any enquire for appointment or course.
Take time for you health, this is what is be wealthy!