Ayurvedic Yoga Massage uses deep tissue oil and is tailored to the client’s needs. The method was developed by Kusum Modak in Pune, India, in the early 80’s. Kusum combines the essence of Joengar yoga practice with the experience of therapeutic massage , which she learns from Vasudev Limay, a traditional ayurvedic massage therapist.
Vasudev’s expertise comes from the art of therapeutic massage of ancestors, passed down from generation to generation in his family. Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is an amazing technique that works on a physical, emotional, mental and energy level.
Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is a different form of yoga based work. During the construction of the concept for this technique, two main components were recognized: the healing benefits of certain yoga positions and the healing elements of traditional Ayurvedic massage. This leads to the development of special rehabilitation equipment.
In Ayurvedic Yoga Massage the body is considered a reflection of the subconscious. Often, body tension or problems have their origin in unresolved emotional problems. The therapist and the patient work together to awaken the whole body until each area is cleared by the power of the breathing / stretching / massage combination.
○ What to expect during Ayurvedic Yoga Massage?
In practice, treatment works throughout the body.
- The session begins with an oil massage, with the masseur using his hands and feet. This gradually warms and softens the patient’s muscles, promotes respiration and improves circulation.
- Work specifically on breathing to help the nervous system relax.
- Use natural oils and powders from the ground root of Acorus calamus, a plant from the sweet flank family. that grows in wetlands. It gives a pleasant exfoliating feeling but mainly helps to improve circulation and warm the tissues, enhancing the benefits of massage.
- Oily massage is done with gentle movements, assisted by (passive) yoga poses. They help to prolong the tissues, which is useful if you have injuries. Through these gentle movements, we help to relax the tendons and ligaments and improve synovial fluid in the joints.
Stretches are performed on exhale, allowing progressively deeper movement of muscles, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels
- Stress trapped in muscles and tendons is relieved safely
- Hardened joints are relieved and the whole system is deeply supplied with oxygen, which is a powerful purifier that neutralizes acid toxins and wastes
- This passive yoga stretching increases joint mobility and joint flexibility and is therefore excellent for motor rehabilitation
- In addition, ancient techniques include applying pressure to the feet at certain points, which provides very deep muscle relaxation and gives a strong impetus to blood circulation, thus slowing the aging process
Working with breathing
With regular deep yoga breathing exercises oxygen burns immediately. In Ayurvedic yoga massage, however, when the body is passive and at rest, redistribution of oxygen and pranic energy takes place.
The effect is similar to charging a battery; Internal energy reserves are replenished, which allows better sleep and rest of the person, improves his vitality and concentration.
This is why breathing and relaxation are so important in yoga practice. During treatment, the therapist encourages the patient to maintain a steady, even deep rhythmic air flow – inhalation and exhalation through the nose. Although powerful inhalation may help release energy into some of the deeper areas of the body.
А Ayurveda Yoga Massage Technique
In accordance with the tradition of Ayurveda for healing nuts or seeds are used. The healing herbal powder for massage is made from the root of the plant Calamus known for its purifying properties in terms of blood and organs.
It is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and exfoliating and helps to remove deep toxins in the lymph and muscle. This, combined with deep stimulation of the blood vessels, quickly speeds up the process of purifying the body.
○ Why is Ayurvedic Yoga Massage so useful?
- Ayurvedic yoga massage works at the same time as tadic oil massage but also using movements, which means that your body benefits from both techniques.
- Therapists will give you plenty of time to understand what your needs and limitations are.
- Work is on to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, helping to relieve tension from even the most difficult parts of your body
- Massaging, moving or stretching tense muscles can cause you pain. But it will be relieved by the deep, relaxed breathing that Ayurvedic Yoga Massage offers and will help calm the nervous system. And this is great for bringing chronic pain out of your body.
- This holistic approach to Ayurvedic Yoga Massage gives you a lasting sense of purposefulness and clarity of thought.
Ayurvedic yoga massage has the ability to work at this holistic level where body, breathing and mind are all considered as one. Because each person is unique, that is why work moves on an energy level.
Relaxed and energized at the same time, this is the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life that can burden us with chronic tension, exhausted vitality and psychic confusion.
The release of the stress and tension that is stuck in us is palpable because the natural energy flow is restored and the body feels relaxed and at ease. After such a massage one feels calm, focused and with a real connection between his body and soul.
A single session can alleviate the toxins and tension accumulated by months, but apparently consecutive sessions make that goal more complete. But even a single session can give you deep emotional peace of mind. Especially in times of unusual circumstances, loss or grief, any physical or sensory therapy can be of particular benefit to you.
Overall this technique will help to dissolve physical and emotional blockages, remove toxins from the body, promote proper posture, improve breathing, balance the doshas.
Undergoing this massage, you are left with a deep sense of well-being.
In summary, Ayurvedic yoga massage brings immediate benefits at the physical, psychological and energy levels, among which:
- Feeling of increased well-being
- Reduces muscle tension and stress
- Relieves joint pain
- Improves flexibility
- Aligns body structure
- Improves respiratory capacity
- Assists the circulation of body fluids
- Maintains proprioceptive sensitivity
- Restores energy supplies
- Facilitates intestinal transit
- Contributes to pain relief
○ Complete individual treatment
An individual Ayurvedic Yoga Massage session can last 50 to 90 minutes and be done on a mattress on the floor. All techniques are applied with appropriate intensity according to the client’s needs.
Treatment includes alternation between deep tissue massage, mobilization and support for certain stretches of yoga based. Breathing is engaged all the time.
The practitioner uses his hands and feet to perform the massage. A unique means of Ayurvedic Yoga Massage is the use of, as we have already mentioned, Kalamus powder, which is mixed with a little oil to remove toxins from the body.
Purifying and stimulating feeling Wakes up the skin and improves blood circulation. Gradually, the feeling of openness, presence and relaxation is transferred to the massage receiver.
Ayurvedic yoga massage combines the benefits of deep tissue oil massage, yoga and mindfulness with mindfulness. It deals with body, mind and breathing, and the depth of the session depends on where the body and mind are ready to direct it. So sessions can look very different to different people on different days, just like a yoga practice.
It can be of the following types:
- deep and corrective
- Works with chronic tension and blockages
- soothing, relaxing, energizing
Massage helps on a physical, emotional and energy level, and then its recipients experience a sense of centeredness, ease and a sense of well-being.