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Ayurvedic Massages That Are Sure To Help You Relax, Rejuvenate And Come Alive

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Learn About These 10 Ayurvedic Massages That Are Sure To Help You Relax, Rejuvenate And Come Alive

 

Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine, incorporated in Atharva Veda, the last of the four Vedas, by Brahma, the Creator of the Universe, as per Hindu mythology. It means the knowledge of life for holistic healing. It is thousands of years old, but plays a vital role in wellness in today’s world. Ayurvedic massages are an integral part of the world of Ayurveda with positive effects like relaxation, de-stress, curative, and rejuvenation. This Indian style of massage finds its roots in Kerala and is based on the combinations of Kalarimarma (kind of acupuncture), Sidhamarma (massage) and Ayurveda.

 

Ayurvedic Massage

In recent times, one can see Ayurvedic massage centres have found their way out of Kerala, and are mushrooming in cities all over India. While there are innumerable massages and therapies available, here is a guide to some of the most famous massages and treatments along with the health benefits that they render.

 

Health Rejuvenation Treatment

 

The rejuvenation Ayurvedic massages are just that; they rejuvenate you, make you feel better and vital. Here is a list of massages that can leave you feeling healthy and cheerful.

 

1. Abhyangam

 

This is a full body massage where two therapists give you a synchronized massage for 45 minutes with medicated oil. This therapy treats the whole body physically, emotionally, and mentally. A specific number of strokes are given in a rhythmic motion to 107 vital points in the body, which increases the blood circulation and encourages quick disposal of metabolic wastes. The massage is followed by an entire body steam bath for 15 minutes. The health benefits of this massage include: improves physical consistency and texture of the skin, enables sound sleep, gives relief from anxiety, fatigue, wrinkles and scales, and increases the general sense of well being.

 

2. Shirodhara

 

In this therapy, lukewarm medicated oil or medicated buttermilk known as Takradhara is poured in a steady stream for a specific period of time on the forehead followed by a gentle head massage. Shirodhara rejuvenates and revitalizes the body and mind. It slows the ageing process, relieves stress and strain, improves memory, and is known to have a curative effect on insomnia, depression, and hyper-tension.

 

3. Vashpaswedanam (herbal-medicated steam bath)

 

Steam is created with special herbs boiled in water inside a special cabinet for this therapy. The therapy helps in opening the pores in the skin allowing it to breathe and thus purifying the body, and helps in getting rid of various toxins in the body through sweat. This therapy has the added benefit of removing extra body fat.

 

4. Shiroabhyanga

 

This therapy is a head massage concentrating on the energy points known as the “marmas” on the head, neck, arms, and shoulders. The senses are stimulated through rhythmic movements and pressure on the marmas. Shiroabhyanga bestows better vision, better hearing, clears the nasal passage, and relieves stress.

 

5. Mukhyabhyanga

 

This Ayurvedic facial uses aromatic oils and herbs to help increase energy flow. The facial is unique because the masseur concentrates on the marmas (energy points). This therapy helps in uplifting the skin on the face. It removes the fine lines and sagging features caused by ageing and tiredness.

 

6. Nethra Tharpanam

 

In this therapy, the eyes are treated with medicated ghee stored in a reservoir made of black gram paste. Nethra Tharpanam is beneficial in giving relief to irritated and stressed eyes. Perfect for working professionals who spend hours staring into computer screens. The cooling effect of this therapy relieves eye strain, improves eyesight, and gives relief from other eye related problems.

 

7. Pizhichil

 

This therapy can be described as the king of all massages. It is a combination of Snehana (oil massage) and Swedana (inducing sweat with the use of hot stones, herb or sand boluses.) ’Pizhichil’ means squeezing and involves warm medicated oil (4 to 5 litres) being squeezed over the body from a piece of cloth that is periodically dipped in a vessel. The whole body is subject to lukewarm medicated oil with simultaneous soft massage. Another method in this therapy is the Sarvangadhara, where medicated oil is poured all over the body from pitchers before a massage. This therapy protects the body from illnesses and builds up immunity. It is perfect for rheumatic diseases, arthritis, sexual weakness, blood pressure, arrests degeneration of body cells, and helps in arresting the ageing process.

 

8. Njavara Kizhi

 

In this therapy, a massage is given with small cotton boluses filled with Njavara rice, after the application of the medicated oil. The rice is cooked in cow’s milk and a herbal decoction. The boluses are repeatedly dipped in the milk and the decoction while the massage is in progress. This induces sweat. Njavara Kizhi enhances physical consistency, strengthens the nervous system, and improves the overall appearance of the skin.

 

9. Udwarthanam

 

This is a deep and dry massage with herbal powders. This massage stimulates hair follicles and subcutaneous fat tissues eventually breaking them down. This therapy reduces blood cholesterol levels, obesity, skin problems, strengthens muscles, and imparts mobility. It is extremely refreshing. A perfect choice if you are on the look out to slim down.

 

10. Panchakarma

 

This is basically an Ayurvedic detox which involves 5-steps of internal cleansing which is carried on over a period of 14-21 days. The steps include:

 

Vamana: After Snehana (oleation) and Swedana (sudation), therapeutic vomiting is induced to cleanse the system.

 

Virechana: This step includes administering purgative medicine in milk or warm water after a session of massage.

 

Sneha Vasty: Enema is given to remove the body of toxins after a session of massage.

 

Kashaya Vasty: An herbal decoction is administered.

 

Panchakarma: This helps in relieving problems like asthma, dermatitis, heartburn, jaundice, gout, neurological ailments, flatulence, and paralysis.

 

So the next time you are in the mood to pamper yourself, go the natural way, head to an Ayurvedic Massage parlour and indulge. So here is to wishing you good health, now and always.

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Ayurveda Spa – Ayurveda Spa in Kerala

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Enjoy a Relaxing Day in Ayurveda Spa

Ayurveda SpaThough Ayurvedic treatments are more than five thousand years old, Ayurveda is still practiced all over the world. With its roots from India, these natural treatments and remedies that lead to a better way of life have been adapted throughout the world, due to the benefits they provide to the mind, body and soul. Ayurvedic treatment takes one backs to opting natural remedies other than ingesting medicines that present numerous side effects. Ayurvedic treatments not only focus on one’s physical wellbeing, but mental betterment as well. If you wish to indulge in the luxury of Ayurvedic remedies, then you should visit an Ayurveda spa. There are numerous Ayurveda spas present in the city of Kerala where people can spend the entire day or plan a two to three day visit as well. Upon their release, they will feel completely renewed, refreshed and relieved from stress and tension.

Ayurveda spa in Kerala offers numerous services such as Ayurvedic massages that help to detoxify your body and rest your mind. You also have the facilities of facial therapies, Shirodhara in which warm oil with relaxing qualities is poured on the forehead along with a relaxing massage, Abhyanga which consists of a complete body massage performed by two specialists and consultation appointments. So visit an Ayurvedic massage spa and relax your mind for a while as a healthy state of mind the foundation of a healthy body. With consultation problems you can even discuss the problems that you are facing and a professional guru can recommend a treatment that is best suitable for you.

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Kerala Medical Tourism, Hub of Ayurveda Tourism in India

Friday, July 24th, 2009

ayurvedic-treatment-keralaMedical tourism is the new facet of Kerala tourism industry and Kerala is popular hub for Ayurveda tourism and treatments in India. Medical Tourism in Kerala is rather a new concept which has gained immense popularity owing to its benefits and advantages.

What makes Kerala Hub of Ayurveda Tourism in India?

Kerala is the best place in India to go for an Ayurvedic treatment and only place in India where Ayurveda practiced in most traditional manner. State played vital role in keeping the magic of Ayurveda alive and spreading the concept of Ayurveda medical tourism to the world. Another important aspect is equable climate and the natural abundance of forest with a large variety of herbs and medicinal plants make Kerala a wonder destination for Ayurveda. Kerala climate remains moderate throughout the year. Patients take comparatively lesser time to recuperate from ailments because of this. Along with many hospitals equipped with professionally qualified practitioner state-of-art medical technology with professionally qualified well-trained practitioner to get best treatment.

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Medical Tourism in Kerala, Explore Kerala Ayurveda Tourism

Monday, July 20th, 2009

kerala-medical-tourismKerala is popular worldwide for its alternative medical therapies such as Ayurveda and traditional medicines. Today Kerala has emerged as the major center for medical tourism in India and Kerala Ayurveda tourism is an inseparable part of your Kerala tours.

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian way of healing. It originated in India more than 10,000 years ago and is believed to be the oldest healing science in existence, from which all other systems emerged.  Few of the reason for increasing Ayurveda tourism in Kerala are Kerala is the only place in India where Ayurveda is practice in the ancient manner along with equable climate and the natural abundance of forest with a large variety of herbs and medicinal plants make Kerala a wonder destination for Ayurveda. Also you can experience some of the best Ayurveda spas and Ayurvedic hospitals in Kerala with world standards to rejuvenate your body and soul and to start a fresh life.

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Medical Tourism in India, Discover Kerala Medical Tourism

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

imagesMedical tourism in Kerala recently has gained international attention and state is becoming a popular medical tourism destination in India. Medical tourism in India is soaring upwards and as per estimates that healthcare tourism in India alone can make an additional revenue of nearly 8,000 crore by 2012.

Kerala Ayurveda tourism is famous for its Ayurvedic therapies which help to rejuvenate body and soul. Medical Tourism in Kerala is rather a new concept which has gained immense popularity nowadays.

There are a number of reasons which has led to the promotion of medical tourism in Kerala. Patients from abroad come to India for medical treatments not only by the low cost factor but also by the exceptional hospitality offered by healthcare centers. Kerala having a pool of trained doctors and nurses with an excellent network of hospitals that offer international standard treatments. Many of Kerala doctors who have trained or worked abroad have returned to India to work here. Another most major reason is the weather of Kerala that stays moderate throughout the year. Patients take comparatively lesser time to recuperate from ailments because of this. Apart from medical treatment in Kerala, they are provided with the wonderful opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty of the state that allows them to have an ideal recuperation.

The Kerala state government in collaboration with the various tour operators, tour agents, hoteliers and with the people of medical field is trying to develop Kerala as a world class destination for medical tourism and treatment.

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Kerala Ayurvedic Massage and Benefits of Ayurvedic Massages

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

kerala-ayurvedic-massageKerala is best known for its Ayurvedic oil massages and Ayurveda massaging are an integral part of Kerala Ayurveda tourism. Ayurvedic oil massage is a medical treatment which can be applied to individuals of any age. However, the intensity of the massage varies from age to age.

Ayurvedic oil massages help in releasing and eliminating toxic materials from the bloodstream and from the body. Generally medicated warm oil applied all over your body. This helps the skin to absorb oil quickly due to its warmth. And after few minutes, massaging is done using the entire palm and finger tips.

Ayurvedic oil massages have wide range of benefits. With the right kind of massages with right kind of physician, you can get several physical and mental conditions under control. If you are using Ayurvedic body massage on daily basis you will find better stamina and energy, perfect sound sleep, enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin, promotes longevity and nourishes and tones all the parts of the body and help to keep your body free of illness and toxins.

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Kerala Monsoon Ayurveda Therapy and Packages

Friday, July 17th, 2009

panchakarmaKerala is the most popular place in India for Ayurvedic treatment and monsoon season is the best time to go for Ayurveda treatment in Kerala. In monsoon atmosphere remains dust-free and cool, which helps open the pores of the body to the maximum. This makes the body more receptive to herbal oils and other Ayurveda medicines. Kerala states equable climate and the natural abundance of forest with a large variety of herbs and medicinal plants make state best destination for Ayurveda treatments.

Kerala government has declared the period following Monsoon (June – November) as Monsoon rejuvenation package part of Kerala Ayurveda tourism. In this particular season health resorts and clinics in Kerala all set to pamper and rejuvenate the tourists with various Ayurvedic health packages.

Kerala Monsoon rejuvenation package includes number of treatments ranging from de-stressing to anti-ageing, weight loss and rejuvenation. But most popular among it all is the rejuvenation package of panchakarma which consists of an array of beneficial massages to rejuvenate body and soul. Ayurveda rejuvenation packages helps to strengthen and balance your whole body, improves circulation and vitality, and rejuvenates your skin. It produces a youthful influence for the skin and helps to balance.

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Kerala Ayurveda Tourism – Ayurveda Tourism in Kerala

Friday, July 10th, 2009

kerala-ayurvedaKerala Ayurveda tourism has becoming a huge selling point for Kerala tourism industry. State promotes Kerala Ayurveda tourism as a part of medical tourism to the world. Today popularity of Kerala Ayurvedic treatment has gained such a momentum that tourist from across the world come to Kerala to rejuvenate and for therapeutic treatment.

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian way of healing. It originated in India more than 10,000 years ago and is believed to be the oldest healing science in existence, from which all other systems emerged. Kerala is the only place in India where Ayurveda is practice in the ancient manner.  As per Ayurveda specialists, the rainy season (June – August) is the best time for Ayurvedic treatments as the atmosphere remains dust free and cool, which helps open the pores of the body to the maximum. 

Ayurveda believes in the treatment of not just the affected part, but the individual as a whole. Kerala Ayurvedic treatments and rejuvenation therapies are natural way to refresh you, eliminate all toxic imbalances from the body and to regain resistance and good health. Most of the Ayurvedic therapies help to strengthening the immune system, preventing and curing diseases without any side effects.

There are number of resorts and hospitals throughout state which are integral parts of Kerala Ayurveda tourism and offering customized Ayurveda holiday packages which help you to rejuvenate your body and soul and to start a fresh life. Kerala Ayurveda provides number of treatments ranging from de-stressing, anti-ageing, weight loss joint pains and general rejuvenation. Some of the popular Ayurveda destinations in Kerala for Ayurveda health tours are Trivandrum, Munnar, Thottapally, Cochin, Alleppey, Kovalam Beach, Kumarakom and Periyar. Normally Ayurveda packages tours span a time period of four days to two weeks.

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