The word ayurveda is derived from the words ayur = life and veda = knowledge and is an ancient healing method. It is mainly based on prevention and preservation of health and balance. It is a holistic healing system that treats the person not only based on his symptoms but also taking into account his personality, his overall health as well as his emotional world. Ayurveda ranges to various areas of life such as diet, herb treatments, exercise, sleep habits etc. Ayurvedic massage is an important part of ayurveda for healing, relaxation, rebalance, detox and nourishment.
One of the main characteristics of ayurvedic massage is the use of oil. The kind of oil used varies for each individual depending on the imbalances and the overall condition. Also, ayurvedic massage invlolves pressure on specific points (marmas) that are associated with the meridians and each one relates to a different vital organ, areas of the body (neck, back, waist, legs) but also to emotional and mental states.
Ayurvedic massage is a deeply relaxing and healing massage. It detoxifies, balances the endocrine, reproductive, lymphatic and digestive system and also supports the vital organs, calms the mind and stimulates the whole body. It significantly contributes to our well being leaving us rejuvenated and nourished.
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