Ayurveda, Doshas, Marmas & Oils
A traditional Ayurvedic massage takes a more holistic approach, focusing as much on targeting emotional and energetical imbalance as it does physical.
Ayurveda is a system of alternative medicine developed in India 3000 years ago, and it's philosophical core is comprised of five fundamental universal elements: space, air, fire, water and earth, from which the 3 ''doshas'' Vata, Pitta and Kapha are derived.
The 3 doshas are dynamic energies that constantly change and shift in response to our actions, thoughts, emotions, food we eat, seasons etc.
Ayurvedic massages borrow from the principles of Ayurveda to achieve relaxation, stress relief, release of excessive fluids and water retention from the body as it can activate the lymphatic system in order to to it's natural drainage process, as well as overcoming emotional blockages.
Certain energy points, the so called ''marmas'' used for healing in Ayurvedic medicine are being triggered and manipulated to manually adjust the energy in the body so the receiver can feel maximally relaxed. In an Ayurvedic treatment a generous amount of properly heated oil blends suitable for the receiver's ''dosha'' are being used, containing herbs and extracts with therapeutic properties. Those oils are maximizing the sensory experience either for grounding, uplifting, restoring of imbalanced energy, bringing harmony and equilibrium.
40' - Head, neck & Shoulder massage
A treatment based on old Ayurvedic techniques, involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. It helps reduce stress, fatigue, and eyestrain, increase mental clarity, relaxes and rejuvenates the receiver:
Skin - encourages desquamation and thereby improving skin tone and colour.
Hair - increases circulation to the scalp which helps improve hair condition and promotes healthy hair growth.
Eyes - relaxes and soothes tense eye muscle.
Skeletal system - helps increase joint mobility and flexibility in shoulders, neck and arm. It improves posture and reduces tension in the tissues making them more flexible which minimizes the stress on bones and joints, reducing their need to overwork to compensate for muscles not working properly.
Muscular system - improved circulation helps remove waste particularly lactic acid, from muscles reducing aches and soreness. The treatment on the head, neck and shoulder helps reduce tension, sinusitis and congestion. It stretches the tissues, increases flexibility, and releases tightness in overworked or tense muscles. Stress reduction helps prevent stress-induced muscle spasm in back as well as shoulders and arms; reduction in inflammation or pain and headaches.
Circulatory system - improves circulation, thus improving the delivery of nutrients and oxygen and speeding up the removal of wastes and toxins; lowers blood pressure.
Lymphatic system - improves lymphatic circulation thus speeding up the removal of excess fluid and waste from cells, helping to reduce swelling or oedema and reducing the risk of infection through improved production and delivery of white blood cells.
Nervous system - reduces effects of stress thus facilitating sleep, reduces anxiety, slows down heart rate, improves breathing, releases physical and mental tension, promotes feelings of calm and well-being; helps unblock congestion throughout the body enabling improved neural communication; release of tension increases energy levels, relieves mental and physical strain thereby improving concentration.
Chakras - an increased feeling of awareness and a sense of calm, peace and tranquillity due to the rebalancing of the chakras.