The Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Massage
Five thousand years old, Ayurvedic massage has been shown to still the mind and body by lowering metabolic rates and inspiring feelings of peace and calm. Often administered as a part of a three-, five-, or seven-day program, these treatments are an integral part of deep cleansing, rejuvenation, and life-extension Ayurvedic programs called panchakarma or kya kalpa. This book by a noted practitioner features more than 15 of these treatments, each described in step-by-step detail and some synchronized with two therapists for up to two hours in length. It provides the reader with all the tools necessary to begin Ayurvedic treatments as a part of a spa menu or massage therapy program.
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30 bicycle abhyanga Achilles tendon Ayurvedic massage Balances bicycle ankle circles body type butterfly strokes calf strokes chakras combo shoeshine/oval strokes crockpot ears elbow circles eye circles face swipes facing guest's feet facing guest's head foot to hip forearm strokes Garshana Guest Position head of table hip circles Inside Plane Kapha kidney circles knee circles kosha left side manomaya kosha marma maxilla Milk toes Move to right Move towel nadis nose strokes occiput One-handed sweep panchakarma pectoral circles Pitta Plane Therapist Position planes are addressed Position 2 Guest prana pranamaya kosha Remove towel Rest at heart right side scapula circles Seat of Vata sesame oil shirodhara shoulder circles side of table spine srotas subtle bodies swedana sweep from foot sweep up arm sweep up leg table facing guest's torso Towel dip treatment Two-handed sweep upper arm strokes upper leg strokes Vata circles vayus Wata Wringing strokes wrist circles