Ayurvedic massage is a traditional Indian rejuvenating massage using warmed therapeutic oils. The massage is delivered in a soft rhythmic manner, using a pressure suitable for the individuals' body type. Ayurvedic massage is deeply relaxing. It helps to promote good energy flow, nourishes the tissues and strengthens the muscles. During the massage Marma points are stimulated with gentle pressure. These points are a juncture on the body where two or more types of tissue meet, such as muscles, veins, ligaments, bones or joints. These vital points are the junction of the mind & body and will help to support and stimulate the body's own healing processes.
Ayurveda, the "science of life" or longevity is more than 5000 years old and is believed to be the oldest healing science in existence forming the foundation of all other healing modalities. Ayurveda works on an individualized approach which respects the unique combination of physical, mental & emotional characteristics that define and differentiate people.
The Ayurvedic philosophy recognizes that health is a balance of the 5 elements: fire, ether, air, earth, and water. Disease or ill health can be expressed as an excess or deficiency in one or more of the 5 elements. Ayurvedic protocols are designed to target the core of the disease and not just the physical manifestation of its symptoms. It is a holistic approach to health that helps the individual to create balance in their life.
Ayurveda uses many different modalities, these include herbs, nutrition, aromas, colours, sound, meditation, yoga and lifestyle.
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