Ayurvedic massage is a type of massage that is performed to promote and stimulate the psycho-physical well-being of the individual.
According to Ayurvedic philosophy, the manipulation technique used to perform the massage in question represents the means by which it is possible to achieve balance and perfect harmony between body and mind. Always according to Ayurveda, in fact, each part of the body is influenced by three main bioenergies, the so-called doshas (called Vata, Pitta and Kapha). Therefore, an imbalance of these energies would lead to the appearance of different types of disorders, varying depending on the dosha in question and the part of the body affected.
Ayurvedic massage involves performing manipulations in different areas of the body. In addition to promoting blood circulation, it improves the circulation of vital fluids with the consequent achievement of a new harmony between body and mind.
However, according to Ayurveda, the execution of the massage in question – in addition to rebalancing mind and body – can also be useful to counteract different types of ailments, among which we remember:
States of anxiety and stress;
Swelling of the legs and feet.
Localized cellulite and adiposity;
Alterations in blood and lymphatic circulation.
Traditional Indian medicine includes the use of Ayurvedic massages even on children. The massage, duly performed by an expert masseur, should promote relaxation in case of colic and pain or discomfort caused by the growth of the first teeth.
Just as there are specific Ayurvedic messages for children, there is also one for pregnant women. In detail, it is about the Garbabhyangam massage, which is practiced in order to relieve stress and muscle tension caused by pregnancy.
What are the benefits of Ayurvedic massage?
In addition to restoring harmony and balance between body and mind, this type of treatment is capable of providing numerous other benefits, both physical and mental.
Regarding the possible benefits exercised on a physical level, Ayurvedic massage helps in:
Reduce muscle tension;
Counteract muscle and joint pain;
Eliminate muscle fatigue;
Promote and stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation;
Promote weight loss;
Promote the elimination of toxins.
However, in regards to the possible psychic benefits, Ayurvedic massage is capable of:
Counteract tensions, tiredness and mental fatigue;
Reduce anxiety states (clearly, in the presence of non-pathological anxiety).