Ayurvedic Traditional Indian Oil Massage
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Ayurveda is an all encompassing medical system which continues to be used today in India. Ayurvedic Treatments include the use of herbs, detoxifying treatments (panchakarma), yoga, and a vast array of tools and techniques...training to become an Ayurvedic doctor takes 7 years!
Ayurvedic Massage is a rejuvenating form of oil massage, used throughout centuries in India. This massage is conducted using soothing warm sesame oil, suitable for all doshas. Abhyanga (Ayurvedic oil massage) is great for stress, pain relief, and eliminating toxins. Ayurveda encompasses the principles of chakras and energy centres in the body. As such these treatments are designed to release blockages in the flow of energy within and around us. In India it is used as a form of preventative medicine to maintain health and also as part of a panchakarma (detoxification and rejuvenation) programme to restore health.
Full body Ayurvedic Massage: £65
Please allow an hour and a half
Full back massage: £45
Please allow one hour.
The reviving foot and leg treatment: £35.
Please allow 45 mins.
Experience all of the techniques used to take ten years off you! £85
This treatment is highly recommended during times of stress or when feeling achey and run down.
A very thorough treatment which includes feet, ankles, legs, back, spinal area, stomach, chest, shoulders , arms, hands, neck, face and scalp massage
Please allow two hours.
Add a personalised blend of essential oils for an Aromatherapy Ayurvedic Massage with added benefits! £5 extra
What is Ayurveda?
Ayurveda is an ancient lifestyle practice which aims to create harmony within the body. Practised widely in India, it works on the belief that all life forms have a "dosha" - a unique mix of energies known as "vata", "pitta" and "kapha", similar to the Western idea of elements - water, fire, earth, and so on. A person's dosha determines the kind of lifestyle that is balancing and healthy for them, including the sorts of food they should eat and the amount and type of exercise they should do.
Ayurveda covers a variety of techniques, from detoxification, diet and herbal prescriptions, to yoga, meditation and massage therapy. All are personalised to suit the individual's dosha.
Ayurveda is a lifestyle made up of treatments, diet and exercise.
What is Ayurvedic massage good for?
When combined with other Ayurvedic principles (eating a range of food prescribed by one's dosha, for example, or exercising at certain times of the day), the massage is designed to:
Detoxify and cleanse
Boost the effectiveness of the immune system
Enhance the function of the lymphatic system
Help those with medical conditions to improve their overall well-being.
Maintain good health as a form of preventative medicine
Aids in the elimination of waste products.
Before you go
Don't make any arrangements for a couple of hours after your massage; you'll need time to relax and wash the herbal oil out of your hair.
It's a good idea to avoid large meals and alcohol in the hours leading up to your treatment, too.
Any Ayurvedic treatment will be tailored to suit you, so your therapist is likely to ask detailed questions about you and your health, in order to determine which oils and massage strokes will best suit your body. As with all types of massage, it's important to share any medical concerns or worries you may have at the start of your session.
Not all oils or massage techniques are safe during pregnancy, so it's also important to tell your therapist if you are - or think you might be - pregnant.
What to expect from an Ayurvedic massage
Before your massage begins, your therapist will ask you questions about your lifestyle and health, to determine your dosha. She may also assess your skin type, and choose herb-infused oils accordingly.
You'll probably want to relax for a while, taking a long, leisurely shower to wash off all the herbal oil. Sip some cool water to re-hydrate yourself and enjoy feeling calm, composed and balanced for the rest of the day.
Different kinds of Ayurvedic massage
Ayurvedic Indian head massage.
Abhyanga: An individually prepared warm oil massage.
Padabhyanga: Ayurvedic foot massage
Shiro-Ahhyanga-Nasya: A combination of a deep head, neck and shoulder massage, a facial lymphatic massage and aromatic steam.
Ayurvedic Shirodhara: A treatment using oil poured on the forehead.