It’s important to understand where the word ayurvedic massage comes from.
“Ayu” means life and “Veda” means science.
It is the sciencie of life.
What is Ayurveda?
It goes back 5.000 years in written script but the origins of its teachings are said to be over 40,000 years old. Ayurveda has specified ways in which aromatics, diets, herbs, yoga and even cosmetics could help to sustain mental equilibrium. The Indian science of Ayurveda is based on inherited genetic constitution and molecular biology, treating different types of body/skins based on the 5 elements: air, water, fire, ether (space) and earth.
Founded by internationally renowned Ayurveda Aromatherapy practitioner and the author Farida Irani,
The aims of Ayurveda are:
1. To promote good health.
2. To maintain good health.
3. To cure diseases.
What is Ayurvedic massage?
Ayurveda has used the massages as a fundamental and basic part in its treatments and maintenance of the health. There exist different types of ayurvedic massage.
The determination of the method is based on the constitution and the imbalance of the each person.
Abhayanga fussion it’s a type of Ayurveda massage.
In the Abhyanga massage you spread the oil in the whole body (including feet, hands, face and head). Normally a sesame oil is used adding other products as essential oils, calamo root, etc. according to the pathology and the constitution of each person. Different technologies of kneading, stretching, friction, etc. are used with hands, forearms, elbows and feet. The massage is given with the body stretched on a futon (thin cotton mattress) on the floor.
We invite you to try it and enjoy a relaxing and pleasant experience!