AYURVEDIC MASSAGE

While ayurvedic massage therapy does not generally provide a comlete theraputic cure, it does help the organism to receive nutrient material from
within the body and to expel toxins. Certain ailments related to the muscles, ligaments and nervous system can be completely healed through good ayurvedic massage therapy.
In diseases causes caused by deranged pitta and kapha, ayurvedic masssage therapy comliments other healing methods.
In ayurvedic massage therapy, the practisioner mostly works with the knowledge of the marmas or indian pressure points.
Ayurvedic massage therapy on these areas can at the least help the rest of the medical treatment to succeed.
Ayurvedic massage therapy can be a real cure in case of arthritis, rheumatism, neurasthenia, high or low blood pressure, sciatica, paralysis, polio and insomnia.
In all these cases, the massage practisioner should
however also prescribe spesific medication, change in daily habits, exercises.
In ayurvedic massage, massage tables are rarely used. Instead of using a massage table, the massage practicioners create a massage mat, usually
by placing a reed mat upon a indian-style futon, a cotton mattress.
The massage mat made of reeds prevents oil from dripping upon the futon
below. A massage cushion is also rarely used-the head is usually not supported.
Massage chairs an be used for massage given in the sitting position (shoulder,arm,head) in case patients are not comfortable in a cross-legged
sitting position on the massage bed.

SHIRODHARA MASSAGE

The Shirodhara technique soothes and invigorates the senses and the mind.
A total feeling of wellness, mental clarity and comprehension is experienced in this prosess. Shirodhara means the dripping of oil like a thread (dhara) on the head (shiro).
This is a tantalizing and titillating form of Ayurvedic oil treatment.
The Client lies on a specially designed table. A wide mouthead earthen
vesel with a small hole at the bottom is hung above the head of the client, so
that the wick hanging from the vessel is about two inches above the forehead.
The special medicinal oil, milk, or buttermilk, etc, that is poured into the vesel
is made to flow in a continous stream through the wick on to the upper part
of the forehead. The eyes are protected with cotton pads to prevent oil from dripping into them.
The oil or other medium used, is collected, re-circulated and the process continous for 60 to 90 minutes depending on the Dosha.
On completion of the flow of oil, the client is allowed to rest for a few minutes before taking a hot shower.