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18 February 2009

Ayurvedic massage

Ayurvédic TreatmentComing from India, ayurvedic massage originates directly from ayurveda ; a natural massage technique of well-being.
Ayurveda, or “the science of life” is undoubtebly one of the most ancient health disciplines in the world and is based on the knowledge of oneself.
It integrates the body and spirit at the same time.
In India, it is simply healthy living.
In spas, ayurveda is practised through ayurvedic massage therapy aiming to achieve a feeling of overall well-being.
This massage is traditionally practised lying on the floor with no clothes on or in underwear.
Warm oil is applied all over the body and a small amount may be rubbed into the forehead during a massage session.
The techniques used in ayurvedic massage include repeated kneading and employment of pressure points on different parts of the body in order to warm the muscle and obtain a general feeling of well-being.
This massage is a relaxing therapy but can also be a vigourous one.
It comprises of a whole body experience and can be practised in a more dynamic manner.

Claire’s advice :

Ideally the person should be without clothes. The results are more effective. Make sure that the room where you are going to have your massage is very well heated ; you shouldn’t feel cold at any time.
Your body’s well-being will be entirely taken care of, so let yourself go !

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