Ayurvedic massage & Thai Yoga massage.
Both Ayurvedic and Thai yoga massage are ancient forms of therapeutic healing, having their roots in India.
Ayurvedic treatments aim to provide a deep sense of relaxation and harmonise any imbalances in the Doshas. Doshas are the natural energetic forces that make up every individual; these are Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Ayurvedic oil has been relied upon for thousands of years as a fundamental part of Ayurvedic medicine, and so Ayurvedic massages use a generous amount of oil.
In Sanskrit the word Sneha can be translated as both “oil” and “love”. Indeed, the experience of receiving an Ayurvedic massage can give a deep feeling of grounding, stability and warmth.
I offer the following Ayurvedic treatments:
- Abhyanga- Full body massage. This full body oil massage is a very common treatment in India, especially in Kerala. Abhyanga acts as a powerful recharger and rejuvenator of mind and body. It increases body awareness and strengthens all body parts and internal organs, relieves tiredness and weakness, eliminates toxins from the system and improves the general health of the individual.
- Shiroabhyanga- Head massage. The head is a very important organ of the body, as all the sense organs are located in it. Therefore, head massage provides nourishement to all sense organs, relaxes body and mind and eliminates tensions. Regular Shiroabyanga can treat headaches, insomnia, chronic neck pains, improve blood circulation and prevent hair fall.
- Mukhabhyanga- Face massage. Application of appropriate herbal oil or paste on the face followed by massage is known as Mukhabyanga. This ancient procedure will leave you smiling with a natural face lift. Regular treatments can nourish and improve the facial skin retaining overall youth and vitality of the facial tissues.
Thai Yoga massage was brought to Thailand over 2000 years ago by Ayurvedic doctors and Buddhist monks. It is an interactive form of massage. It combines acupressure, energy balancing, stretching and applied yoga exercises. This treatment addresses the whole body, balancing and deeply relaxing joints and muscles, improving flexibility and range of motion. It is a unique and powerful massage therapy and is regarded as a spiritual practice.
Thai yoga massage is performed on a mat on the floor, using no oils and wearing loose, comfortable clothes.
I perform all massages as a meditation in movement, using mindful touch, being fully present with my clients and offering from the heart.