You may have read about Ayurveda and Ayurvedic massage in popular magazines. Perhaps you’ve taken a “Constitutional Quiz” to find out if you are Vata, Pitta, or Kapha. So, what does it mean? How can knowing this help?
Ayurveda is the 5000 year-old, tried and true holistic healing system of India. Each person is evaluated for the conditions of their health and their lifestyle is assessed as an individualized picture concerned with finding the causes for imbalances that causes unease in the body.
Ayurvedic massage plays an important part in this system of health. So much so, that it has captured the imagination of the American massage community. K.P. Khalsa says, “It’s a bounty of outstanding, effective, thoroughly proven techniques that help people get healthy and stay healthy.”
Ayurvedic massage is an integral part (along with diet and lifestyle) of an Ayurvedic treatment plan. Daily oil massage is believed to be indispensible to good health. Newborns and their mothers are given massage. Massage is considered to be essential to keeping the body supple, strong and in good working condition during the productive middle years. For the aging, warm oil massage relieves stiffness and drying and promotes vigor. All people are encouraged to do daily warm oil massage. It produces a healthy body, glowing appearance and a happy mind.
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