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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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Ayurvedic Hair Treatment – Ayurvedic Treatment for Hair Loss

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Get Healthier Hair with Ayurvedic Hair Loss Treatment

Ayurvedic Treatment for Hair Loss
The Ayurvedic products and treatments present in the market aren’t only available for the body and the mind, but there are products that will help your hair become thick and healthy. If you are facing hair loss, hair weakening or hair thinning problems and have tried all the generic medicines out there, and are still in vain, then it’s time to try out Ayurvedic hair care. As you know that Ayurvedic treatments are solely dependent on providing the people with natural remedies that will present no side effects. So what does Ayurvedic hair treatment involves? It involves the usage of natural herbs and oils that you massage your scalp with overtime and regular use will help strengthen your hair.

 

Some of the natural herbs that are used in Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss include Neem, Henna, Shikakai, Amla and Indigo. Apart from these herbs, oils such as lavender, basil, patchouli, rosemary, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon and sandalwood are also used to hair massages. You can conduct hair massages and use the natural herbs at home as well; however more obvious results may come about if you get in touch with a professional Ayurvedic clinic or spa which provides such facilities. Though it has been said that Ayurvedic hair treatment is better for black Asian hair, however, such treatments have also caused healthier hair in lighter colored hair as well. You can also combine hair therapy with herbal diet which asks you to intake a healthy diet which can again help your hair get more nutrition and become healthy.

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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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Ayurvedic Therapy – Kerala Ayurvedic Massage Therapy

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Get a Complete Ayurveda Therapy
  
Kerala Ayurveda TherapyAyurvedic therapies are perhaps the oldest ways to gain physical and spiritual wellbeing. It is a guide to life following by the Indians. According to tradition, the Lord Brahma introduced this medicinal way of life, when he saw that human kind was in deep suffering. Ayurvedic therapies are a code of life as they not only provide you with medicinal solutions to one’s physical problems but also provide humans with a method to balance their mental health with their physical health. The best way to gain peace is to opt for Kerala Ayurveda therapy that can be found is various clinics, spas and resorts in Kerala. They have been built to provide people with a way to relax their mind, de-stress themselves and achieve a better way of life.

What is Ayurvedic Therapy? It is a method in which a person can enroll himself or herself in a professional Ayurvedic institute that is run by a professional, also known as a guru. When you get yourself enrolled there, the institute helps you change your entire way of life. From your diet, to how to perceive things, to giving massages known as “Panchakarma” that helps to remove the toxins that are present in your body to one on one herbal therapy sessions in which you can discuss your problems. This will help purify your body, prevent you from ingesting toxic substances and have a healthier approach towards life. So opt for an Ayurveda therapy in Kerala India if you plan to move towards a healthier living style.

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Kerala Ayurvedic Massage – Ayurvedic Body Massage in Kerala

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Ayurvedic Body Massage- The Best Way to Relax
  
An Ayurvedic massage is quite different than your western massage. It involves altogether different techniques and focuses on different pressure points. An Ayurvedic body massages focuses on removing the body of toxins while strengthening the muscles and rejuvenating the body by relaxing it at the same time. An Ayurvedic massage is not only given with hands, but also elbows feet, oiled balls and forearms.
 
One thing that different a western massage from an Ayurvedic one is the non-use of massage tables. In every other spa, massage tables are used for the procedure, however in Ayurveda mats are used. Some Ayurvedic spas in Kerala also use mattresses without the presence of cushions. One can receive an Ayurvedic body massage in Kerala while in sitting position as well. The techniques in this particular massage that are used include not only using the traditional stokes but also kneading, tapping and squeezing that also release and expulsion of toxins from the body.
 
The main idea behind an Ayurvedic massage is the fact that every person has his or her own “dosha”. A dosha is a person’s aura; his or her form of life that needs to be purified during the massage. Before the massage, essential oils with herbs are chosen to cater to every person individual dosha and it is made sure that those oils are compatible with the person’s aura. Furthermore, the Ayurvedic massage focuses on “marma points” otherwise known as pressure points in acupuncture and reflexology. So if you want to soothe your body, mind and soul, opt for an Ayurvedic body massage in Kerala.

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