Ayurvedic Massage ...
types, benefits and what will happen in the session!

Ayurvedic massage uses organic oils and nurturing strokes to promote relaxation and increase circulation. Massage techniques are often discussed in spa magazines and massage therapy articles as some of the most luxurious in the world.

Benefits of Ayurvedic Massage!

The treatments use only organic oils, as they have for centuries, to treat many health issues.

The types of oils are used in this treatment include sesameolive and/or sunflower. They are believed to help eliminate waste from the body in addition to creating a relaxing, calming state.

It is common to find Ayurvedic treatments in the plush spas of India, where tourists and wealthy residents frequent. However, many spas in America are now integrating this therapy into their menu of services.

What products are used

Ayurveda, a form of alternative and complementary medicine in western nations, uses herbs, massage and yoga in addition to modern medicines. Exceptional hygiene practices, the use of vegetable drugs and anointing with oils is all part of this healing tradition.

Supported by the metaphysics of the "four great elements"- fire, water, air and earth- in addition to the human body, this therapy focuses on healthful living throughout the entire life.

Ayurvedic Clinics sometimes offer therapeutic treatments such as pancha karma purification, which is always given under the supervision of a doctor, and doshas and marmas (pressure points like in reflexology).

Common forms of Ayurvedic bodywork


This is a warm sesame oil massage for the skin to loosen and promote elimination of waste. This treatment encourages lymph movement and the absorption of the healing properties of the oil. The toxins are then transported through the bloodstream and into the gastrointestinal tract, where they are then eliminated.

This Ayurvedic treatment is often followed by a hot towel treatment which continues to open pores and relax the muscles.


This is a steam treatment which incorporates Ayurvedic herbs to relax the muscles, open pores, and increase circulation. It is often performed following Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage (above, as it promotes a continuation of penetration of sesame oil deep into the body tissues.


Extremely relaxing treatment that includes the pouring of a gentle stream of warm herbalized sesame oil over the third eye and forehead for 30 to 50 minutes, depending on your imbalances. Used to balance the nervous system, this treatment also creates mental clarity and rejuvenates the senses.

Mukhabhyanga - Traditional Ayurvedic Face Lift Massage

This treatment uses all natural products, pure essential oils, and natural oil massage to cleanse the face, exfoliate, and massage for relaxation. A detox clay mask is usually applied next, followed by neck, shoulder and facial massage. Last, a natural toner and moisturizer are applied.

This DVD, Ayurvedic Spa Treatments teaches these traditional therapies, along with how and why everyone should have oil massage treatments on a regular basis to eliminate toxins, promote healing, and establish a more energetic outlook on everyday life. This is a clip of that DVD: 

This is a clip of that DVD:

With Ayurvedic massage treatments, as your stress is eliminated, your mind and body start to function more efficiently, creating a healthier, happier you.

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