Tuesday, June 27, 2017

AYURVEDIC MASSAGE THERAPY


YOGA FOR YOUR MIND

 AYRUVEDA FOR YOUR BODY

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Ayurvedic Massage Therapy

 

An ancient Indian lifestyle practice which aims to  

create harmony within the body. It works on the belief that all life forms have a “dosha” (a body type) – this is a unique mix of energies known as “vata”, “pitta” and “kapha”, similar to the idea of elements – water, fire, earth, and so on in the West.

A person’s dosha determines the kind of lifestyle that is balancing and healthy for them, including what sort of food they should eat and the amount and type of exercise they should do. Ayurveda covers a variety of techniques, from detoxification, diet and herbal prescriptions, to yoga, meditation and massage therapy. All are personalised to suit the individual’s dosha.

Ayurvedic massage uses oils that are chosen to suit your dosha. The massage techniques used include tapping, kneading and squeezing as well as the more traditional massage strokes you would expect. The style and flow of the massage is determined by who you are, and what your body needs for balance and wellbeing at the time. An Ayurvedic therapist is trained to focus on the “marma points” – similar to the pressure points in Reflexology, Acupuncture and Acupressure.

Ayurvedic massage is designed to:

  • detoxify and cleanse
  • boost the effectiveness of the immune system
  • keep healthy people in good health
  • help those with medical conditions to improve their overall well-being.

Before you have an Ayurvedic Massage

Don’t make any arrangements for a couple of hours after your massage. You’ll need time to relax and wash the herbal oil out of your hair. It’s a good idea to refrain from large meals and alcohol in the hours leading up to your treatment, too.


Precautions

Any Ayurvedic treatment will be tailored to suit you, so I is likely to ask detailed questions about you and your health, in order to determine which oils and massage strokes will best suit your body. As with all types of massage, it’s important to share any medical concerns or worries you may have at the start of your session. Not all oils or massage techniques are safe during pregnancy, so it’s also important to tell I if you are – or think you might be – pregnant.

What to expect

Before your massage begins, I will ask you questions about your lifestyle and health, to determine your dosha. She may also assess your skin type, and choose herb-infused oils accordingly. Because it is so personal, no two Ayurvedic massages are the same.

For your massage, I will tailor the intensity and level of pressure to what suits you best. During an Ayurvedic massage, sometimes I might use dosha mantras, designed to help balance your body, mind and spirit. The massage is likely to be quite oily, and some of the oil gets rubbed into your forehead and hair. A full body or the shirodhara will probably last around an hour.

Afterwards

You’ll probably want to relax for a while, taking a long, leisurely shower to wash off all the herbal oil. Sip some cool water to re-hydrate yourself and enjoy feeling calm, composed and balanced for the rest of the day.


Different kinds of Ayurvedic massage

  • Ayurvedic Indian head massage
  • Abhyanga: An individually prepared herbal oil massage
  • Abhyanga-Garshana: A dry lymphatic skin brushing followed by a herbal oil massage
  • Shiro-Ahhyanga-Nasya: A combination of a deep head, neck and shoulder massage, a facial lymphatic massage and aromatic steam
  • Ayurvedic foot massage: A deep massage in which the therapist uses his feet to massage you
  • Udwarthanam: A slimming treatment involving deep massage with herbal powders
  • Ayurvedic Shirodhara: A treatment using oil poured on the forehead
  • Ayurvedic face and marma therapy: A facial using a herbal mask and individually prepared oils

Introduction

It is not usual in the west to have a 30-minute consultation before a massage, but it would be unthinkable in India not to have such an in-depth meeting before any ayurvedic treatment. So, when I was staying in Delhi and told the spa at my hotel that I would like to try a “proper” Indian massage, they booked me an appointment with an ayurvedic consultant.

What is Shirodhara?

Ayurveda is India’s ancient and natural system of medicine. In ayurveda, the mind and the body not only influence each other – they are each other. So there can be no physical health without mental health — and vice versa. Shirodhara is one part or feature of the ancient Hindu holistic medical practice of Ayurveda. “Shirodhara” is a Sanskrit word combining two other words – “shiro” meaning “head”, and “dhara” meaning “flow”. Shirodhara treatments feature the steady streaming of warm, fragrant oil onto the “third eye” on your forehead, followed by scalp massage, and – depending on the treatment – by other body massage as well.

 What is Shirodhara good for?

Shirodhara is a very relaxing treatment that leaves you feeling both calm and clear headed. It aims to harness the flow of energy around your body. It’s fantastic for headaches, insomnia, migraine and stress

 

For further info you can reach Norah on

0870563411 or norahcoyne@aol.com

 

 

NORAHS TUTOR AND MENTOR COMES FROM A FAMILY OF THREE GENERATIONS IMMERSED IN AYURVEDIC MEDICINE –  GROWING UP WATCHING HER GRANDFATHER IN HIS AYURVEDIC MEDICAL PRACTICE SO HER TEACHING AND KNOWLEDGE WERE AUTHENTIC AND SECOND TO NONE.

Ayurvedic Leaflet and Price List

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 If you would like a free on line Ayurvedic consultation email me on norahcoyne@aol.com

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