Take An Ayurvedic Massage, Let Your Body Relax!!
By Vignesh Devraj
Ayurvedic body massages focus on rejuvenating your body and mind by a technique that involves removing the stuck-in toxins within the body channels and hampering their further spread. This is done mainly emphasizing the Tridosha theory assessing the dominance of Vata, Pitta, or Kapha Prakriti of the person undergoing the massages. According to this, customized administration of the massages is carried out. That’s how Ayurvedic massage treatment stands out among other types of body massages of various cultures. The Ayurvedic method of detoxification in this lets you eventually improve your whole immune system as complete detoxification is what you’re going to face during your post-massage days. The method involves clearing your energy field better and so letting you enjoy your inner peace.
Are you tired of the daily hustle between home chores and work hours? Well, your body might be handling a lot these days. Don’t you think it’s time to treat your body and mind with something relaxing and soothing? You might be immediately thinking about a good evening ride with your family or a pleasant brunch time with your favorite food and your closest tribe. Well, this might be what your interests are, but, does your body need it?
Rejuvenation is what a stressed body needs and what better than some good relaxing massages to do it right! To make this more deserving for your body, opting for something passionate and holistic is what a complete rejuvenation would sound like. So likewise, Ayurveda is the best choice for your resurgence experience.
What’s special about Ayurvedic massages?
Ayurveda combines custom-tailored therapeutic oils with rhythmic and synchronized movements in massages making the procedure more effective. Various organic medicated oils are the key ingredient to the whole procedure. The oil is selected on the basis of the dosha constitution of the person. As mentioned earlier the Tridosha concept is very much regarded and accordingly applied when it comes to what oil for whom and when. Hence the oil suitable for your Deha prakriti (individual constitution) is chosen, the same is the case of choosing herbal components. Sometimes to enhance the therapeutic value noteworthy active ingredients in herbs are infused by heating the herbs in the oil taken and the oil is later used for the massage.
The other secret lies in the way of the massage. This purely could be customized, because according to Ayurveda the movements involved in massages should complement the need and Dosha alignment of the patient. The movements using human hands normally involve drawing off patterns, squeezing, or crushing on the body parts. According to the person’s needs, the flow of the maneuver is altered.
Know the different types of Ayurvedic massages.
There are different kinds of massages available according to Ayurveda and the important ones among those are:
ABHYANGA: It is an ancient Ayurvedic way of oil massage which by the special movement advocates deep impalement of the herbal oil formulation into the skin layers thereby facilitating the elimination of the toxins from the body. Other than the removal of impurities, Abhyanga also focuses on the relaxation of the mind and body.
UDVARTANA: This type of massage includes the usage of powdered herbal drugs, which are used to rub on the body preferably right after an oil massage. In this procedure, both the heart or the chest area and the head are not included while the rest of the body surfaces are made warm by the frictional action. This is very effective when done post-Abhyanga. This Ayurvedic massage basically complements Abhyanga in the removal of toxins.
PIZHICHIL: This is a very famous form of Ayurvedic massage which works on the idea of applying a bearable degree of hot herbal oil that aligns with the dosha Prakriti of the person. The even application of the oil and the particular movement employed in the massage helps the body tissue to get properly toned.
SHIRODHARA: This is a very effective and soothing form of Ayurvedic massage. This is mainly done for the Vata and Pitta balancing herbal ingredients which ease stress, anxiety, frustration, sense of confusion and calms the mind. In this process, the person is made to lie on their back with their eyes shut with 1.5 – 2 litres of moderately warm herbal oil, made to fall streamlined onto the forehead.
The oil is poured in such a manner that an oscillation pattern is applied to it. The idea behind focusing the forehead is that it is the area that lodges large amounts of nerve endings. Hence, the oil will be able to transfix into the nervous system more easily. This Ayurvedic massage, highly recommended by many Ayurvedic physicians, has got a handful of benefits. Relaxation of the whole body being its key benefit, it is also involved in regulating the blood pressure, maintaining a healthy pattern of one’s biological clock. Both a healthy and stressed person seeking relief from Vata or Pitta imbalance can make the most of it, as it is found to be providing the patients with permanent outturns.
Ayurvedic massages are also useful for a wide arena of age groups, mainly those who are troubled by sandhi rogas (joint diseases) and back pain. The oil massage is a great help to enable the regular movements of joints in one’s body. Hence, it aids patients suffering from diseases like osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, allergy, arthritis, bursitis etc.
Take a look at what you’re bagging!
- Body detoxification
- In and out relaxation of the body
- Dethronement of toxins
- Reinforce your senses
- Facilitate easy movement of joints
- Adequate sleep and longevity
- Increase your skin texture
- Helps in better growth of hair
- Remove fatigue and lethargy
Juggling between full-flexed work and a messy home to handle is not easy at all. If a quick repair or rejuvenation of body and mind is what you’re searching for, then invest your time in Ayurvedic massages. Get your body the genuine Ayurvedic vacation that it deserves!