What Is Ayurveda?
Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.
The two main guiding principles of Ayurveda are 1.) the mind and the body are inextricably connected, and 2.) nothing has more power to heal and transform the body than the mind. Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body. This process is not as complicated as it may sound. For example, when you meditate you effortlessly enter a state of expanded awareness and inner quiet that refreshes the mind and restores balance. Since the mind and body are inseparable, the body is naturally balanced through the practice of meditation. In the state of restful awareness created through meditation, your heart rate and breath slow, your body decreases the production of “stress” hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, and you increase the production of neurotransmitters that enhance wellbeing, including serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins.
The aim of Ayurveda is to promote health, increase immunity and resistance-and to cure disease. As a part of regular seasonal regimens, these therapies are advised for all individuals.
An Ayurvedic massage is not just a physical process or exercise. It is the science of healing touch and the transformation of positive energy by the practitioner to the client. It is a combined science of healing, purification and rejuvenation using specific authentic herbs and oils, and is a unique therapy which can help to address the simplest to the most complex of conditions in Ayurvedic clinical practice.
‘By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and least affected by old age.’ – Charaka Samhita Vol. 1, V: 88-89
Health Benefits of Ayurvedic Massages
-Moisturizes the skin
-Improves blood circulation
-Nourishes the body through the skin
-Strengthens the immune system
-Detoxifies physical, mental and emotional toxins
-Heals and prevents nervous system imbalances
-Helps relieve join and muscular pain and release tension and strain
-Alleviates fatigue and stress from overworking
-Promotes sound sleep
-Increases longevity and reverses aging
-Builds energy, stamina and endurance
-Makes joints supple and flexible
-Improves nutrient absorption
-Creates electrochemical balance in the body
-Strengthens the electromagnetic field of the body
-Promotes steadiness and confidence
Orassy offers several types of Ayurvedic massage to meet your individual needs:
Abhyanga Full-Body Massage
A relaxing Ayurvedic massage with a warm herbal oil to help improve lymph flow, stimulate the immune system, and to strengthen and revitalise the whole body. It helps to slow down the ageing process.
Anti-Aging Face-Lift Massage (Mukhabhyanga)
An excellent method helps alleviate wrinkles. This relaxing massage helps tone the face muscles and the circulation and flow of lymph, enhancing the natural regeneration of healthy skin.
Back Massage (Pristhabhyanga)
A muscle-relaxing massage with a warm Ayurvedic oil to help relieve backache, and release tensions and strains.
Foot Massage (Pada Abhyanga)
A calming and relaxing foot and lower leg massage to revitalise not only tired feet and legs but also to revitalise, relax and harmonise the whole body. It alleviates coarseness, stiffness, roughness, fatigue and numbness of the feet. It benefits the local tissues, veins and ligaments. It is also very helpful for people with stress, anxiety and sleeping disorders. It also helps improve circulatory disorders.
Hand Massage (Hasta Abhyanga)
A relaxing hand massage to revitalise, relax and harmonise the whole body via Marma (Energy) points on the hands and lower arms. It is also a therapeutic massage as it helps relieve painful joints, inflammation, repetitive strain injuries and arthritis.
Treatment Duration: 60 minutes
To make a booking, please contact Pavlina Holicova
M: 0794 258 3315