Price : AUD 160.00
Abhayanga 45min $120 + sarvang Sweda 15min $40 = $160
If you never had one you might be wondering what is an Ayurveda Massage Treatment and how is it different from a regular massage.
Abhaynga is a sanskrit ward mentioned in Ayurveda. It is an Ayurvedic Body Massage treatment with warm therapeutic herbal oils that are infused with medicinal properties. The application of herbal medicated oil to our skin, has for centuries played a significant part in Ayurvedic holistic and herbal health care.
Abhayanga, Ayurvedic Massage is a unique type of massage that works on the concepts of ayurveda, that everything is made of five basic elements - space, air, fire, water and earth. These five elements form the three basic body Doshas or humours, that are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Complete equilibrium and harmony between theses three body humours is a sign of good health and opposite is true for a disease. Lets discuss some of the special features of an ayurvedic massage or abhaynaga that makes it unique from other known massages:
Ayurvedic massage focuses on balancing these three doshas. A careful consideration is given to the person’s imbalanced dosha, then based on that imbalance, an ayurvedic therapeutic oil is mindfully chosen from a stock of hundred different varieties of Ayurvedic oils. As all the ayurvedic oil have different properties.
That oil is warmed in a double boiler and applied in the copious amount on the body. The oil penetrates the pores of the epidermis and subcutaneous adipose tissues further layers and helps to loosens ama/toxins which have accumulated there.
Marmas are vital energy points mentioned in Ayurvedic medicine. There are 107 Marma points in our body. These marma points when function well leads to effective flow of vital energy in our body. Sometimes these marma points can get blocked due to a disease process in the body. Effective massage with right technique and pressure on these marma points helps to unblock any obstruction and promotes a healthy energy flow in the body.
A qualified and experienced Ayurvedic therapists focuses on clearing these energy channels or pathways and also focusing on seven chakras that are also closely related to marma points, hence helping to dislodge any obstruction during the marma abhayanga, ayurvedic body massage.
The Ayurvedic massage therapist uses various dry and wet massage techniques including tapping, kneading, and squeezing, pinching, pounding etc as well as traditional massage strokes. Movement of the massage strokes is dependent of their illness and the amount of lymphatic blockages. A typical Ayurvedic massage that promotes lymphatic drainage is performed in an upward stroke and promotes the circulation towards the heart. The overall approach increases circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Abhaynaga ayurvedic body massage has a significant role in promoting health. The massage is performed in supine as well as prone position and includes face, head, ears, feet and tummy massage, along with arm, legs, back, neck and shoulder like a typical massage. Oil is applied in all of these areas unless indicated otherwise.
Due to the extremely small size of the ayurvedic oil molecules, Ayurveda oils penetrate the skin easily and transport the healing properties of nature, directly to the cells in the body. Ayurveda texts have mentioned the duration for the oil to reach from the skin to various layers of the body.
It is important for you to know that, a typical Ayurvedic massage is not heavy on actual pressure during massage, instead, it focuses on manipulating energy flow and promoting deep retention of Ayurvedic therapeutic oils in the body.
In addition to its moisturising effects, Ayurvedic massage also has significant therapeutic benefits. According to Ayurvedic Science, it alleviates Vata aggravation and reduces physical fatigue and mental stress. It helps to improve flexibility and promotes suppleness.
Abhyanga massage also aims to improve the skin health and makes it delicate, soft and tender, but stronger. It has rejuvenating effects, which helps to improve lifespan and reduce the signs of aging. All of its beneficial effects are generally attributed to its effects on blood circulation and relaxation. It tends to increase blood circulation and aims to induce deep relaxation, which is ultimately helpful in a number of diseases.
Acharaya Charak, (one of the principal academics of Ayurveda), in his main text book, Charak Samhita, Sutra Sthan Chapter 5, Shloka, 85-85, has mentioned the advantages of daily abhayanga, as servicing the body similar to a machine and he co-related it to oiling the machine for smoooth and strong operation. (See following Shloka).
Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic uses customised herbal oils based on your ayurvedic pulse on the day and offers you individualised Ayurvedic massage treatment Therapy in Northcote, Melbourne.
Ayurvedic Body Massage treatment methods are good for the old and the young; it may help reverse the effects of over-indulgence, irregularity and loneliness.
In ayurvedic body massage warm, herbalised sesame oil is applied in a continuous flowing sequence. The oil penetrates the pores of the epidermis and subcutaneous adipose tissues and helps to loosens ama/toxins which have accumulated there.
The ayurvedic massage may last for over an hour depending on the speed and depth chosen to suit your Ayurvedic body-type.
Ayurveda employs a variety of powerful massage techniques to help instability within the body.
Most Ayurvedic massages are luxuriously relaxing, to soothe the body and calm the brain, while others are more stimulating, to energise the body and mobilise toxins.
Treatment plans are usually individually tailored, so whether you need to rest the brain or purify and revitalise the body, a suitable treatment package is prescribed to help carry the body back into stability.
However, each and every day you can also carry out your own ‘mini-massage’ at home– it is simple to do and impressive in delaying the ravages of time, toning your epidermis layer and helping strengthen the defence mechanisms.
Your ayurvedic massage therapist will use ayurvedic herbal oil and specific strokes relevant to your body’s constitution which aid the body in the systematic elimination of ama/toxins by moving them into the excretory channels.
Your ayurveda practitioner will aim to unblock stagnated energy flow by massaging 107 marma factors (energy points) which induces a more rhythmic power circulation and leaves you feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated.
The Ayurvedic massage finishes with the head being massaged with the treated oils as well. This enables you to take stability between the brain and our bodies and stabilise the neurological program.
An Ayurvedic massage also helps counter combined stiffness, arthritis, physical and mental fatigue and aids with sleep.
It also aids to slow down the ageing process by enhancing epidermis texture and complexion.
Abhaynaga benefits and indications have been mentioned in Ayurvedic texts as following two sanskrit shlokas and explianed in English below.
In the above shloka from Acharya Vagbhatt in his text Ashtang Hridya Sutra Sthan Chapter 2 and Shloka 8 and 9, following benefits of Abhayanga are mentioned in sanskrit (translated in English for easy interpretation):
Above Shloka also mentions special emphasis on the massage of head, ear and feet to get best results.
In the above sanskrit shloka from Sushrut Samhita, Chikitsa Sthan, Chaper 24, Versus 30-33, Acharya Sushruta (ancient guru of Ayurveda), has also mentioned the benefits of Abhayanga as following:
Combination of Therapies:
Abhaynaga is combined with Swedanam (Herbal Steam bath) to augment the effects of abhayanga and ensure deep penetration of the oil.
Abhayanga can also be accompanied by Shirodhara (Third eye oil drip) or shiroabhayanga (Indian head massage) etc.
Duration of abhayanga: Typically abhayanga is done for one hour or 90 min.
Before and after care:
Things to consider before Abhayanga:
Things to consider after Abhayanga:
Those on a wellness program structured by an Ayurvedic practitioner should ideally have a massage at least once a month. If you are looking for Ayurveda Massage near me in Melbourne, contact us today.
Have a Query?
Please send your query and we will reply you shortly.
Ayurveda stads for extensive and elaborate clinical examination to understand thenature of the disease