Ayurveda is an ancient healing science from India meaning “life knowledge”.

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AYURVEDA MASSAGE ; ABHYANGA

Ayurveda, is an ancient healing science from India, meaning “life knowledge” or “the science of life”. The purpose of Ayurveda massage is to eliminate toxins from the physical and subtle bodies, encouraging the absorption of impurities by stimulating the arterial, venous and lymphatic circulations. Abhyanga stimulates and enhances the delivery of nutrients to the cells of the body, removing stagnant waste. Ayurveda massage style varies depending on your constitution and body type. As we work on the Nadis (energy pathways) of the body, blockages in the subtle body begin to clear, creating movement and healing on physical and spiritual levels. 

Benefits: 

  • Reduces stress & fatigue

  • Soothes the nerves and promotes a deeper sleep

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Improves blood circulation & stimulates internal organs

  • Eliminates impurities (toxins) from the body

  • Increases longevity & helps prevent aging

  • Increases stamina

  • Hydrates the body

  • Brings mental & spiritual clarity

  • Soothes imbalances helping maintain a healthy body from premature aging and body pains

Tibetan head & face massage:

A gentle, relaxing experience, using oil, deep circular motion is applied to acupressure points, balancing energy pathways. This therapy includes a variety of manoevers; kneading, palming, stroking, circular motions, over the scalp, face, neck, throat, shoulders and upper arms. Head is the most important organ of the body because all the sense organs located in it- eyes, ears, nose, tongue. Therefore head massage provides nourishment to all the sense organs and promotes their natural functioning. 

Benefits:

  • Promotes deep state of relaxation

  • Increases circulation, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the scalp

  • Reduces stress, mental anxiety, restlessness, depression

  • Harmonizes unbalanced emotions

  • Helps relieve insomnia

  • Helps reduce hair loss

  • Reduces wrinkles on the face & helps prevent sagging of the skin

  • Helps retain overall youth & vitality of facial tissues

  • Nourishes and improves complexion for healthier glowing skin

  • Relieves tension headaches

  • Increases endorphin production which helps improve mood

  • Creates a deep sense of tranquility and peace

 
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Ayurveda Massage

(combined with Tibetan head & face massage if desired)

 

MARMA THERAPY ; INDIAN SHIATSU

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Marma Therapy is a 5000 year old Ayurvedic practice, an ancient form of Shiatsu derived from the Siddhars (Sages said to have magical & mystical powers) of India. Marma Therapy focuses on opening the Nadis (main energy channels of the body) for healing the body, mind & spirit. Marmas are junction points situated throughout the body where veins, ligaments, muscles, bones and joints meet, and they are also energy vortexes which connect these energy lines throughout the body. By applying pressure to marmas, stagnant energy is cleared and Prana (vital life force energy) can circulate freely. This therapy has an immediate healing and relaxing effect on the body & rejuvenates the entire body-mind, aiming to eliminate toxic imbalances and restore resistance & good health. There are 107 vital points in the body (108 being the mind). We begin by warming up specific areas of the body, using oil, with invigorating series of movements (gliding strokes, clapping, palm pressure, kneading) followed by applied pressure to Marmas to open these subtle energy channels. Marma Therapy is said to be Ayurveda’s energy healing practice.

Benefits:

  • Relieves stiff muscles and boosts blood circulation

  • Removes toxins from the body

  • Improves absorption of food & aids digestion

  • Improves functioning of organs

  • Improves mental ability

  • Reduces fatigue

  • Helps relieve insomnia

  • Improves eyesight

  • Strengthens the body

  • Increases longevity

  • Glowing & healthier skin

  • Increases creativity and helps renew life energy

  • Heightens sense of awareness

  • Boosts body’s immunity & resistance to disease

  • Deeper connection to self (body, mind, spirit)

Marma Therapy