Ayurvedic massage

What is Ayurvedic massage?

Ayurvedic massage is a sheer pleasure of a deeply relaxing and indulgent body massage. It is one key part of ayurvedic therapy that results in a profound art of balancing the body and mind through mindful awareness and touch by the practitioner. As a result, the calm approach and the relaxed state during massage can improve disturbed sleeping patterns and relieves stress. And therefore it opposes the effects of everyday stress and strains on the body and mind. In addition, the massage is given in stillness, meaning the massage therapist will be quiet and music will only be played upon request. Make a dosha-imbalance-test to find out which ayurvedic massage is best for you.

After an initial talk about your needs, the massage treatment will take about 55 or 85 minutes. During the treatment you will be in your underwear and your body will be covered with towels. Only the body parts being massaged will be exposed to the oil massage. Depending on your constitution (dosha), I use organic sesame, sunflower or coconut oil, that will be scented with aroma oil. If you are allergic or sensitive to fragrances tell me before we begin the massage. There is no possibility to take a shower after the massage so be aware that your clothes can get oily.

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Benefits of ayurvedic massage

Strengthens immune system
Nourishes the body tissues
Benefits sleep patterns
Softens & soothes the skin
Increases blood & lymphatic circulation (if swollen limbs or cold hands and feet)
Calms the nerves (if high stress level)
Relieves pain and physical stress
Cleanses & revitalizes the body
Lubricates the joints
Stimulates the internal organs

Overview of the different ayurvedic massages

What is the difference between ayurvedic massage and a sportsmassage?

The difference to a classical or sport massage is the choreographed soft and rhythmic strokes with light touch and the massage includes head, face, body, hands and feet. Additionally, the oil and massage room are heated to ensure you feel warm and secure. All of this in combination helps to enhance skin tone, detoxifies and revitalizes the entire body and induces a deep relaxation. Your ayurvedic massage treatment will begin with a short and confidential consultation and pulse reading (if you wish) prior to your treatment that will take about 5 minutes. I always think it is necessary to have a talk before a massage in order to identify your needs and expectations. Consequently, that allows me to adapt the massage to your needs.

Relaxing Abhyanga – deep nourishing ayurvedic oil massage

Abhyanga is a deeply relaxing oil massage for the whole body. This massage is given with gentle and rhythmic strokes on arms and legs and it includes massage of the head (scalp), face, stomach, hands and feet. Abhyanga restores the balance of all doshas, but is especially grounding and relaxing for Vata dosha imbalances. 60 or 90-min. A 5-minute relaxation at the end is included.

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Energizing Garshan – ayurvedic skin brushing

Garshan massage is a traditional ayurvedic dry massage, that stimulates the skin and enhances the blood, and lymphatic circulation to release accumulated toxins faster. This detox massage is given with raw silk gloves and light vigorous strokes to remove dead skin layers. As a result it leaves the skin supple and glowing. This procedure takes around 25 minutes and is followed by a 60 or 90 minutes Abhyanga whole-body massage. This massage includes a 5 minutes relaxing period at the end. It is recommended for reduction of Ama (toxins), weight loss and when Kapha is predominant.

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Shiroabhyanga – deep relaxing ayurvedic head, face and upper back massage

Shiroabhyanga is an ayurvedic head massage with focus on head, face, and neck and shoulder area. Therefore it is an outstanding treatment for relieving mental stress and nervous tension. In other words, an incredible hair and scalp treatment that nourishes the hair, relaxes the mind and releases head, neck and upper back tension. Firstly, you will be sitting on the massage table for the head and upper back massage. Secondly, you will receive a vitalizing face and neck massage, where you will be lying on your back. Shiroabhyanga take about 40 minutes and includes a short resting period of 5 minutes at the end of the session.

Marma therapy – a healing energy massage

Marma therapy is the original point system of healing in the body. There are 107 marma points in the entire human body. They reach from the top of your head to the soles of your feet. The three “mahamarmas” are located in the head, heart and pelvis area are balanced at the end. Mahamarmas are the main energy centers processing thoughts, feelings and deeper emotions. Marma vital points are similar to acupuncture or acupressure points and they are access points for subtle energy channels (prana) to body, mind and consciousness.

Physically, these points represent junctions where lymphatic system, blood circulation and joints meet in the body. During the massage great focus is given to the stimulation of marmas for the purposes of releasing energy blockings, and supporting the body’s own healing capabilities. The knowledge of Marma allows the practitioner to influence the flow of prana through both the gross and subtle bodies for the purposes of restoring health, and peace of mind. Throughout life the body is exposed to physical and emotional stress that can accumulate in the marma points, and it is vital to have a healthy flow of body fluids and keep the body free from toxins. 60-min massage.

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Marma massage – how is it done?

Marma vital points are carefully stimulated with very light touch and a specially chosen essential oil. A heated room and that the rest of the body is covered with towels, ensures a relaxed and balanced state of body and mind. For best results, marma massage (25 minutes) is given in combination with a 60-minute Abhyanga massage with warm oil.

Cupping & Abhyanga – a deep tissue massage followed by a full body oil massage

Cupping promotes blood and lymphatic circulation and releases muscle tension and knots using a vacuum created by suction cups. Cupping is performed with a flowing motion on the treatment area or static as a spot treatment. The cupping massage is about 25 min and is followed by a relaxing 60-min full body massage with warm oil. Read more about cupping here.

Triggerpoint Massage & Shiroabhyanga – a deep tissue massage followed by a head massage

Triggerpoint massage is a muscle treatment where I release msucle knots in the upper back, shoulder and neck region. It is followed by a relaxing scalp massage with aroma oils that includes massage of face, neck, and upper back. A luxurious massage to prevent headache, stiff neck, and shoulders. 75 min massage. Read more about trigger point massage here.

Prices:

adult 590 kr / 45 min, student / pensioner 540 kr
adult 850 kr / 60 min, student / pensioner 765 kr
adult 1.085 kr / 75 min, student / pensioner 980 kr
adult 990 kr / 90 min, student / pensioner 895 kr

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In case you have a health problem and want to know how Ayurveda can support your health and how to get more balanced, you are welcome to book an ayurvedic counselling session with me – online or in person. Find out how Ayurveda can help you to decrease your symptoms.