Introduction and brief history of Ayurvedic Massage Therapy:-
The Indian Ayurvedic Massage uses pressure techniques, stroking and kneading to find harmony, comfort and serenity both in the psychological, physiological and spiritual domains. Meeting the words “Ayur” means “life” and “veda” meaning “knowledge” Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine, is very present in Asia, and wants to be a state of mind or a philosophy of life. Ayurvedic massage therapy, which is directly inspired is therefore a complete care provided many benefits.Perfect synthesis of Ayurveda – “science of life” existing in India for 5,000 years – and the Indian traditional massage, this method was invented by the Indian doctor Swami Yoga Anand Bharati. The latter think the ayurvedic massage is both a therapy and a way to convey the richness of the science and philosophy of Ayurveda in the world. Although an integral part of daily life in India, it tends to attract more and more in the West.
Ayurvedic Massage Therapy Techniques and Benefits:-
Based on the principle that everything is energy, the Indian massage tries to balanceVata (air: nervous and hormonal systems), Pitta (fire and digestive enzyme systems) and Kapha (water: all fluids). Usually done on the whole body (Abhyanga), it can sometimes focus on one part of the head (Shirodhara) or on the soles of feet (Kansu). The peculiarity of the ayurvedic massage is that it is an individualized care, to restore overall balance throughout the patient’s body. Also, the practitioner must adapt its care according to the patient profile. If it is rather Vata, massage will be slow, and made with nourishing heavy oils. Conversely, if the client profile is rather Pitta, care will be more challenging and faster.
Ayurvedic massage is preventive and curative properties. He fights against fatigue, insomnia, depression and ankylosis, it helps to eliminate bad toxins from the body and also improves circulation. It may also be mentioned among the benefits of this ayurvedic massage therapy, the invigorating and relaxing action, its ability to increase body heat, to develop the immune system, to loosen joints or boost sexual vitality. Recognized by the World Health Organization, Ayurvedic medicine is one of the most comprehensive because it incorporates both the body and mind.