Ayurvedic is a Sanskrit word meaning the science of the … and encompasses the whole of human life – mind, body, spirit.
The dosha (constitution) of the patient is determined by the practitioner. This is accomplished using general health questions, assessing body type and personality of the patient. The aim is to balance the dosha in order to create harmony in the physiology of the individual.
Ayurvedic massage uses essential oils that are chosen to suit the individuals’ dosha. The style and flow of the massage is also determined by the individual and their needs at the time. The massage techniques include tapping, kneading and squeezing as well as more traditional massage strokes.
Ayurvedic massage is beneficial by:
- Detoxifying and cleansing
- Boosts the efficacy of the immune system
- Maintains good health
- Helps those with medical conditions to improve general well being.