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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activated alternating ankle circles Apply arch strokes Ayurvedic massage Balances begin bicycle body type calf strokes chakras Chapter chin cover deep described direction ears effect elbow circles ends energy facing guest's head feet fingers finish five flow Follow foot forearm forehead function Gently Goodbye guest Guest Position hand head of table heart hold individually inside Kapha kidney knee circles left side Lying marma mental Milk mind minutes Move nadis neck needed One-handed paste physical Pitta Plane points pressure prone pulls Remove Repeat Rest right side scapula Seat of Vata seconds sequence sets sheath sheet shirodhara shoulder side of table simultaneously skin spine spiritual squeezes srotas starting subtle supine sweep up arm techniques Therapist Position therapy thumbs toes torso towel treatment Turn Two-handed sweep up/down upper leg strokes vayus Wata Wrap wrist circles