Ayurveda is often called one of the greatest gifts that India has provided to the world. It is a comprehensive method of medicine that lies close to Nature, Yoga, and Meditation. Ayurveda is nature’s way of healing. So, how do we apply Ayurveda techniques in modern-day Massage Therapies??!! Let’s see.
The mother of all healing- Ayurveda massage combines the 5000-year-old Indian principles of the Ayurveda science of life. Ayurvedic massage also can be referred to as ‘oil massage’ because it involves many herb essential oils. It is a form of treatment which was prevailed for ages before.
The main focus of Ayurveda therapists is on clearing energy in the body, dislodging toxins, and balancing energy centers. When the perfectly prepared oils enter the body through the skin and pore at the right temperature your body can have a heavenly experience of healing and soothing. The style and flow of the massage can also be customized according to the individual need. It provides ways of treatment like tapping, kneading, squeezing as well as traditional massage strokes.
According to Ayurvedic Science, the body is composed of Five Elements – Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. Their perfect combination helps in healthy living. Ayurvedic massages offer their focus on Air (Vaayu), as they offer a series of light-touch massages.
In Ayurveda, light touch directly corresponds to the element of air and to prana, or life force. There are many ways to move Prana. When we move our life force through massage, yoga, or breathing, it flows first into the body and then into the mind, bringing balance and calm, and enhancing self-awareness. Only when self-awareness is cultivated can the system fully recognize underlying problems or imbalances and elicit appropriate responses to heal them.
Light touch massages, as a means of moving prana, are considered an effective tool for self-awareness and a trigger for a potent healing response, for both mind and body.
Some of the Benefits of Ayurveda Massage Includes –
It relaxes the muscles and helps to provide relief from stress.
It improves the circulation of blood in the area.
It helps in strengthening the skin making it healthier.
Massaging the head helps to provide relief from headaches.
Regular massage using herbal oil helps to reduce stiffness in the muscles.
It nourishes the entire body when a full massage is done – this provides a rejuvenating effect on the body.
Since it relaxes the body, it helps in ensuring a good night’s sleep.
Massaging the scalp strengthens hair at the root level promoting the growth of healthy hair.