Ayurveda dates back to the Vedic period. Ayurveda, the natural way of living, is also the oldest authentically recorded science in existence today. The objective of Ayurveda is to achieve the highest goal of life – inner and outer dynamic harmony. There are several Ayurveda clinics in and around Kathmandu and in different parts of Nepal to help you achieve the different dimensions of health – physical, sensorial, mental and spiritual.
What is Ayurvedic massage?
Massage treats the whole body through touch: physically, mentally and emotionally. In Ayurveda oblation or oiling of the body is very important. An ayurvedic text describes the benefits of Ayurvedic oil massage as follows:
Oil massage should be resorted to daily. It wards of old age, exertion and old age and aggravation of vat. It bestows good vision, nourishment to the body, long life, good sleep, and good and strong healthy skin. It should be done specifically to the feet, head, ears and palms'
Ayurvedic massage uses essential oils that are chosen to suit your dosha. The massage techniques used include tapping, kneading and squeezing as well as the more traditional massage strokes you would expect. The style and flow of the massage is determined by who you are, and what your body needs for balance and wellbeing at the time.
What is Ayurvedic massage good for?
When combined with other Ayurvedic principles (eating a range of food prescribed by one's doshas, for example, or exercising at certain times of the day), the massage is designed to: