Ayurveda is the natural medical science originating from India. Ayurveda is founded in the basic knowledge of the five basic natural elements: Ether (space), Air, Fire, Water, and Earth.
These elements and their interaction with the inner and outer environment are known as Doshas. Doshic behaviour is the insight into the body and mind, and assists the massage therapist in their correct treatment for all clients. The use of oil massage is one of the first treatments in the protocol for the majority of ailments, this can be applied massage therapy, or self massage. Ayurvedic massage is built around soothing the senses so the specific needs of the client and their imbalance (if any) are meticulously met. This includes the oil and massage type, the duration of the treatment, the sounds and heat of the environment, and the recommendations for post massage.
Ayurveda seeks balance through easy applicable daily routines for all body types, massage therapy is just one avenue of treatment out of five to help offer ideas for Doshic (individual constitution) management. The five Ayurvedic resources of Self healing are; Nutrition, Lifestyle, Massage, Yoga, Meditation
Further information: www.contemporaryayurveda.com
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