Ayurvedic massage, an ancient massage technique
Ayurvedic massage was born in India, more then 5000 years ago, a holistic technique to restore balance between mind and body, especially to stimulate the energy centers of the body, the chakras. Ayurvedic medicine has the purpose of achieving the perfect harmony between the psychic and the body.
Ayurveda, the science of a long life
In ancient Sanskrit Ayu means life or longevity, while Veda means science. A philosophy that is viewed not only as a source of well-being, but also as an aesthetic treatment, to regain beauty and harmony. The ayurvedic massage is becoming more and more widespread due to its potential to treat disorders of the mind and body, as well as to restore optimal energy circulation.
Manipulations according to Ayurveda
The massage consists in gentle movements, that promote the circulation of blood and vital fluids, a source of maintenance of the body and mind in proper health. By acting with manual stimulation on the chakras or energy centers of our body, the massage creates a feeling of well-being on the muscles, circulatory, venous and immune systems.
The search for harmony does not mean non motion, on the contrary. The ayurvedic massage system provides for the stimulation of vital energy on the physical, but also psychic level, for a release of the vital forces and an understanding of the symptoms of stress and anxiety often somatized in the muscular tension of the neck and back, stomach and genitals. The well-being and relaxation obtained according to the Ayurvedic doctrine, in addition to healing the states of imbalance and stress, prevent the emergence of new disorders, instilling positivity in the relationship with oneself and with the environment. As a catalyst for external energies, massage brings back a source of internal dynamism, which can extend into one’s life, improving it.
Muscle relaxation is the first effect of Ayurvedic massage: the pain related to fatigue and stressful situations for the body and mind disappear immediately. The friction is carried out on vital points and with the help of specific vegetable oils, sesame, sunflower and corn.
Ayurvedic massage is used to treat many diseases, such as:
– migraines – massage with sandalwood oil from the forehead to the gullies, which increases the blood flow,
– hair loss prevention and dandruff formation – Shiroabhyanga massage on the scalp,
– insomnia – by gentle facial movements, Mukhabhyanga massage relieves stress and promotes rest, it is an appropriate treatment for the skin’s oxygenation in an anti-aging function,
– neck pain – Griva Abhyanga massage is dedicated to fighting muscle pain caused by stress and fatigue in this area,
– back pain – Tandabhyanga massage is a partial stimulation of the back that relieves muscle tension, fatigue of the back and shoulders,
– foot pain – toxins are eliminated by drainage, cellulite disappears due to increased blood circulation and stimulating energy metabolism and dissolving excess fat. The Gamathi foot massage is combined with a steam bath to remove toxins and excess fluids, to give an immediate feeling of ease to the lower limbs.
These specific massages can sometimes have negative consequences if some simple rules are not followed. It is important that the massage is not practiced on wounds or inflammation, during fever, in case of fragile capillaries, allergies to the essential oil ingredients. For patients with heart disease, it is advisable to seek the opinion of the attending physician.