Indian massage according to Ayurveda >
This massage has been known in India for thousands of years for the purpose of well-being.
The term Ayurveda is composed of two Sanskrit words: Ayus “life” and veda “knowledge”. Ayurveda is the knowledge of human life.
One of the most popular Ayurvedic practice is the tonic massage with sesame oil.
In India, massage is practiced regularly at home. It allows, among other things, to stimulate blood circulation, tissue oxygenation and elimination of toxins. Associated with better breathing, it dissolves tension, provides well-being and vitality.
The principle of Ayurvedic massage is to facilitate the flow of universal energy in the individual, the breath of life called prana in India.
According to Ayurveda, health is just a matter of harmony between man and nature, and disease, the final stage of dysfunction. You cannot be healthy if you do not have a healthy body, thoughts and emotions.
The human being is not only a physical body, but also being vibrating with feelings, passions, creativity, emotional being, a mental, psychic and spiritual being improving everyday. That is why Ayurveda is interested in the person as an entire whole.
A healthy diet, good regular sleep, massage, exercise (yoga, considered in Ayurveda as the best exercise because it takes care of the physical, mental and spiritual health) while it allows to find a balance and maintain good health.
What massage ? >
Massage is a structured form of touch. Sliding hands on the skin and underlying muscles using different movements like graze, friction, kneading and pressure. Massage can be stimulating or calming. When the practice focuses on energy, it is on the body, mind, psyche and emotions. In India, massage is still considered as a branch full of traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
Why massage ? >
Massage stimulates our body, which helps it to fulfill its normal functions . There are many benefits with this therapy : the massage helps to release muscle tension, strengthens and tones up muscles, increases blood circulation and the lymphatic system.
The massage acts both on the muscles on the nerves, and its impact on the central nervous system resulting to a feeling of relaxation and well-being.
Relaxation through massage regulates abdominal breathing, vital for the proper functioning of the organs of the body. We thus arrive at reducing stress and tiredness due to the accumulation of waste in the body and therefore improve metabolism.
Massage can relieve by helping to relax and can in many cases be an effective preventive therapy by allowing the body to find a balance.
The benefits of massage >
Massage is beneficial for everyone, regardless of age or physical condition, as it is true that touch statisfies an guman innate basic need .
The research tends to prove that babies left without of this form of physical contact may not develop normally.
Touch gives the feeling of being wanted, having no contact induces instead a sense of isolation. Massage also can help people who are lonely or who are repulsed by physical relationships.
Touch is a way to communicate, enforce and express ourselves: it allows to assert ourselves and helps building self-confidence and self-esteem.
In our increasingly hectic world, massage is a way to feel and to listen to our body and live harmoniously with it.
Still, massage provides some balance, especially when the person who practice focuses and uses its energy wisely. It relaxes and calms the nervous people, tones up a lack of energy.
This practice can also enroll in a program of fitness – for toning up muscles – or beauty club, massage oils stimulating cell’s regeneration while improving skin elasticity. Therefore it helps to feel better and to accept your body.
The massage relaxes both body and mind, and restores vital energy. In fact, the body and mind are very closely related. Physical fitness has a positive effect on mood, and mutually, the peace of mind benefits to the body’s proper functioning .
The massage I practice lasts about 1:15 and can be done at home.
Price 2014 : 70 €