Ayurvedic Massage Therapy

  • December 17, 2012 1:10 pm
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    Ayurvedic Massage Therapy

    Ayurveda is an ancient Indian healing system, considered to be yoga’s sister science. The translation from sanskrit is “life knowledge” and teaches that individuals are all composed of a unique composition of the three doshas (Vata, Kapha, Pitta). These consist of the five basic elements of the universe (air, ether, fire, water and earth) and it is by understanding and working towards maintaining a balance that is as close to our unique nature or Prakruti, that we live to our fullest health and creative potential.

    Laura studied Ayurvedic Massage, a key component of the Ayurvedic healing system, with the highly regarded Dr. Deepika Rodrigo of the Ayurvedic Clinic & Institute of Ayurveda, UK.

    Treatments with Laura will begin with a short consultation in which the individual’s doshic imbalance (Vikruti) is determined. Base and therapeutic oils are then selected according to the client’s particular needs. During the massage, pressure is placed on the specific marma (vital) points located throughout the body. This acts to balance the three body humors – Vata, Pitta, Kapha. Some treatments also incorporate the use of Pinda Sweda (heated packs of rice and herbs) and chakra-balancing techniques. These unique methods help to cleanse, rejuvenate, strengthen and heal the body.

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