There are proven scientific benefits of Ayurvedic massage - Abhyanga), and the purpose and technique of abhyanga is synchronized massaging of the body towards the direction of the movement of arterial blood. In practical terms, it means massaging the body in the direction of the body hair. The scientific reason for this is to the increase in blood flow towards the most distal parts of the body. Ayurvedic massage is known as abhyanga. The word ‘abhyanga’ is composed of two Sanskrit words, abhi and anga. Abhi means ‘towards’ and anga, in one of its meanings, refers to ‘movement’.
Massage Ayurvédique is done towards the heart, or in the direction opposite to that of the body hair, thus the massage may overwhelm the heart through increased venous return. Abhyanga is done using oil, herbal powder, herbal pastes or ghee. It is a part of the daily routine suggested by Ayurveda. It is used for relief of pain, stiffness and tiredness. Abhyanga forms an important part of oleation which is an indispensable prelude to panchakarma treatments. Panchakarma treatment is one of the five Ayurvedic detoxification therapies.
As the most effective Anti Stress Management treatment Abhyanga not only prepares the body for panchakarma, but also helps to mobilize the dosha or morbidity from the periphery toward the core in order to get them eliminated through the body orifices. Vata dosha is particularly pacified by abhyanga. Pitta and Kapha can be pacified with massage using different massage mediums like ghee and herbal powders respectively.
Abhyanga is considered an important treatment modality for balancing the dosha. Ayurveda Switzerland offers Abhyanga massage as the significant part of detoxification process. You will find a noteworthy difference between Ayurvedic massage (abhyanga) and regular massage. Abhyanga massage involves basic manipulation techniques that have been developed through experience and have been passed on from generation to generation.
Interestingly, Ayurvedic texts mention certain techniques such as ‘Samvahan’ means gentle rubbing. ‘Peedan’ means pressing and squeezing. ‘Mardan’ means pressure massage, which corresponds to modern day massage techniques. You will find on visiting a Holistique Ayurveda spa that various abhyanga techniques have been developed over the centuries. They offer Marma massage and Kerala foot massage which were by tradition used to heal injured warriors and were carefully guarded secrets.
Abhyanga is a unique form of massage, originating in Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic massage has tremendous benefits to the mind, body, skin and immune system. It involves copious amounts of oil and a unique two or one-therapist sequence that relaxes and softens the tissues.
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